Community Outreach Committee
This three member committee, established by our bylaws, identifies community needs that congregants actively work to support.
Projects for 2023-2024
3.We join the JCSVV Mitzvah Day Project on October 29, at 12:30 to perform needed community projects in the Verde Valley.
Outreach Projects for Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
–Collection for Sedona Area Homeless Alliance (small toiletries and plastic bags).
–Support of Hope House, a home built to help homeless families with children in Sedona. SUUF has provided supplies to furnish Hope House bathrooms and provide toiletries, and will continue its support in new ways in the upcoming year. Stay tuned for ways to contribute and to help alleviate the problem. At any particular time, there are 20-30+ homeless children in the Sedona public schools.
–Two Manzanita Outreach Volunteer afternoons were well attended by SUUF and contributed to their effort to feed people.
–In coordination with Sedona Food Bank, congregants donated drinks and snacks for Sedona West Elementary School’s after school program. We plan to continue this in ’23 -‘24 by collecting donations in January. Volunteers also assisted the Food Bank’s Backpack Program by packing bags of food which were delivered to local Sedona Schools and placed in the backpacks of qualifying students. Each food pack contains enough food to feed a child over the weekend. We will continue this effort, volunteering onThursdays in April and May of 2024.
–Money was collected for two organizations which offer support to Ukraine.
–A collection was taken to help The Yavapai-Apache Youth Council raise money to send 15 youth to the national conference of United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY).