South Church's Outreach Board distributes funds allocated to the church's annual benevolence budget, currently 9% of pledges received. We also raise opportunities to serve in person, not just send off money. For example, church members serve food at Not Bread Alone and the COTS program, hammer nails with Habitat for Humanity volunteers, go on ASP mission trips, visit the homebound, and do many more things.
The board also strives to educate everyone about how our contributions serve the wider UCC community and our global community. The following links lead to information about many of the ways we connect with our global family and help to show God's love in the world by offering up our helping hands and hearts.
Click on "Who We Help" for details about many of the organizations we have recently helped:
Here are more links to many organizations we have helped in the past:
Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity http://pioneervalleyhabitat.org
Our Church's Wider Mission http://www.macucc.org/stewardship/ocwm.htm
Reader to Reader http://reader2reader.blogspot.com
Opportunities for Communities http://www.opportunitiesforcommunities.org
Family Outreach of Amherst http://www.chd.org/familyoutreach
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts http://foodbankwma.org
The Kestrel Trust http://www.kestreltrust.org
Equal Exchange for Fair Trade coffee, chocolate and related products http://www.equalexchange.coop
Holy Joe's Cafe http://holyjoescafe.blogspot.com
Kaya Children http://www.kayachildren.org
Safe Passage of Northampton http://www.safepass.org
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