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Horizon Community Garden
Horizon started a community garden in March 2019. We are mentored by the Giving Garden of Carrollton. Our shared goal is to provide a sustainable community garden opportunity for the citizens of Carrollton and neighboring communities, without regard to demographic or socioeconomic status. Fifty percent of the produce grown will go to local food pantries. To volunteer or adopt a bed email CommunityGarden@HorizonUU.org. Learn more about Horizon Community Garden.
Equal ExchangE / Fair Trade
The Horizon bookstore sells coffee, chocolate and other fairly traded products. Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. Visit equalexchange.coop to learn more.
Shelf stable food, household and hygiene products are collected at Horizon every Sunday! Horizon volunteers assist in the Metrocrest Food Pantry every other 2nd Saturday of the month. Horizon hosts a Toy Drive in November and December, works in Metrocrest’s holiday store, and supports other seasonal Metrocrest Services programs. Visit metrocrestservices.org to learn more. To volunteer for group activities email Metrocrest@HorizonUU.org.
Share The Plate
Horizon’s Share the Plate collections, which usually occur on the 3rd Sunday of the month, enable diversified and generous social outreach. Money collected during the offertory, not designated specifically for pledge payments, goes to a designated nonprofit. Usually a representative or volunteer for the chosen organization speaks to the congregation. Donations go to local nonprofits and Unitarian Universalist organizations providing: domestic violence help, education support, equal rights advocacy, hunger assistance, refugee services, and more.
Suggestions and requests for consideration may be sent to Justice@HorizonUU.org.
Thanks from our partners
On behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s staff and grassroots partners around the globe, please accept our sincere thanks for your support during Horizon’s Share the Plate last month.
From supporting Central Americans fleeing violence in their home countries to partnering with communities losing their lands to climate change, Horizon members’ contributions are making a lasting difference around the world. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to make a donation to UUSC’s human rights and social justice work using our secure donation portal.
I also invite you to sign up for UUSC’s email list, if you are not already receiving updates from us. We would love to be able to share invitations to UUSC events in the area, opportunities to take action, and updates about the programs Horizon members are helping make possible.
Thank you again for your congregation’s generous support and strong commitment to human rights. UUSC is only able to uplift community-led human rights projects in over 20 countries around the world thanks to individual members and congregations like yours.
Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President and CEO