Half Portion for Social Action
AUUF commits to supporting love and justice in the wider community and wider world through the Half Portion for Social Action. Every Sunday service collection is divided, with half of the unpledged, unrestricted money supporting the fellowship and half going to a specified charitable organization.
Half Portion recipients are comprised of 12 non-profit groups -- different one each month. The Half Portion Team -- part of the AUUF Social Action Council, manages the selection process. This process usually includes receiving nominations for proposed recipients from the congregation in September and October, forming a ballot of 20 possible recipients, and online voting for finalists by members in November. The AUUF Minister's Caring Fund is supported by collections on the fifth Sunday on months that have five Sundays.
Note: If you contribute your pledge by placing it in the offering basket, please be sure to mark the Memo line on the check as "PLEDGE" or put payment in a sealed envelope clearly marked as PLEDGE. Otherwise half of your check will be a Social Action donation.
2021 Recipients of the Half-Portion Donations:
APRIL CITIZENS CLIMATE EDUCATION
Earth Day, Thursday, April 22
MAY ALASKA SEEDS OF CHANGE
Because the program uses the growing and selling of fresh
produce to empower local youth, funds are needed at the beginning of
the growing season.
JUNE REFUGEE ASSISTANCE AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
World Refugee Day, Sunday, June 20
JULY PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Planned Parenthood et al v. State of Alaska, July 22, 2016,
a landmark victory for abortion rights
AUGUST ANCHORAGE FAITH & ACTION CONGREGATIONS
International Day Commemorating Victims of Acts of Violence
Based on Religion or Belief, Sunday, August 22
SEPTEMBER ALASKA LITERACY PROGRAM
International Literacy Day, Wednesday, September 8
OCTOBER ALASKA INNOCENCE PROJECT
Wrongful Conviction Day, Saturday, October 2
NOVEMBER STANDING TOGETHER AGAINST RAPE (STAR ALASKA)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,
Thursday, November 25
DECEMBER FACING FOSTER CARE IN ALASKA
In conjunction with holiday season fund, gift, and grocery
donation program for relatives fostering children