Protecting Vulnerable Populations
Our focus is "Protecting Vulnerable Populations". The mission of the Social Justice Council is to explore opportunities for the Old Ship community that sustain social justice programs or initiatives on a local, national, and global basis, and provide guidance and support to any in the congregation who would like to lead an action to help a vulnerable population.
If you have an idea for a project, or would like to support our work, please join us. Contact: Brenda Black or Davalene Cooper for more information.
More about our work
The Social Justice Council invites you to continue to Serve Others and protect vulnerable populations by helping in any of the following ways:
Local Food Pantries:
The Hingham Food Pantry would like to offer help to any local family who may need assistance during this difficult time. Please help get the word out that should anyone need help, please call the Pantry at 781-740-8180.
The Hingham Food Pantry is accepting unexpired, non-perishable and unopened food donations on the following dates:
Please place your donations in the carts in the parking lot and please do not leave food at any other time. Please check expiration dates on items. The Pantry is always happy to take any non-perishable and unexpired items. Items they are currently low on are:
You can also order and donate foods to be delivered for the Food Pantry. Here is how:
The Weymouth Food Pantry is accepting monetary donations to allow purchases of the foods needed at this time when their usual supply of rescued foods from grocery stores is severely reduced.
Wellspring in Hull is open, masks required. For hours and updated information regarding donations to the thrift store or the furniture annex, go to https://wellspringmultiservice.org/. Additionally, Aunt Dot’s Kitchen, the Wellspring food pantry continues to need extra help. They need non-perishable foods, as well as fresh produce. Gift cards to supermarkets and monetary donations are especially helpful and greatly appreciated. To donate, go to https://wellspringmultiservice.org/donate/.
Other Ways to Help:
Medical Care for the Homeless
Boston Health Care for the Homeless provides health care to the homeless. They continue to care for the homeless during the COVID crisis. To learn more about their work or to donate, go to https://www.bhchp.org/.
Cradles to Crayons in Boston has established an Emergency Essentials Fund to help its community partners meet urgent needs for new diapers, school and art supplies, hygiene items and other essentials for children. The Emergency Essentials Fund will allow them to leverage their logistics expertise and bulk purchasing power and serve thousands of families in need. For more information or to donate online, go to https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/boston/.
UUUM (UU Urban Ministry) needs funds to continue to meet the needs of the women and youth they serve. Donations can be made on their web page at http://www.uuum.org/.