Donations and Charitable Giving
Charitable Giving and Donations are critical parts of Emerson’s ability to provide a valued program to our community. We do this through a variety of programs; Pledging, Fundraising, the Emerson Scrip program, Fair Trade purchases, and Amazon support programs (Associates and Smile).
We are a generous and caring community and all of these funds are invaluable in helping to support and finance the important work of our church. Nearly 60% of the money collected by Emerson UU comes from pledges, and there were over 85 pledging households last year. Pledges are definitely tax deductible. The pledging season begins in March.
Emerson has two or three major fundraising events every year, including the Fall Service Auction, a Rummage Sale in the spring, and a Summer Silent Auction.
EMERSON SCRIP PROGRAM:
A scrip program gives Emersonians the power to fundraise all the time, without doing anything more than using scrip gift cards to pay for our everyday shopping, including groceries, gasoline, a double dip on Amazon purchases, restaurants and fast food joints, department stores, and theaters. To sign up, and for more information, go to:
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, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. The money collected is donated back to Emerson for our Hospitality gatherings after the church service.