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Unitarian Universalist Congregation Contributes to Annual County Point-in-Time Donations

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From left: Jeremy Hirsch of the Community Development Office; Ann Perry, Rev. Jennifer Kelleher, Nadine Sapirman and Chris Buja of UUCSH; Edward Eick of the Community Development Office
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On Jan. 18, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills (UUCSH) dropped off clothing to the Somerset County Community Development Office, to be included in the packages to be given during the county’s annual Point-in-Time (PIT) survey of homeless individuals and families. The survey will take place Jan. 25.

The congregation’s gift was the accumulation of donations over the course of two months as part of UUCSH’s Collections Ministry. The items included:

  • 24 winter coats

  • 14 blankets

  • 30 sweaters and sweatpants

  • 17 sets of underwear

  • 580 pairs of socks

  • 46 hats

  • 16 scarves

  • 103 pairs of gloves

  • 17 sets of gloves and hats

Edward Eick, Jr. of the Community Development Office said, “Many thanks to (UUCSH) for their concern and goodwill. It will absolutely contribute to the success of our event!”

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The PIT survey is part of a statewide effort to obtain an accurate snapshot of New Jersey’s homeless population in response to a directive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The data is also used by the county and local non-profit agencies when applying for grants to assist the homeless population.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills is part of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The liberal religion has roots in the Christian traditions. Over the last two centuries Unitarian Universalist sources have broadened to include a spectrum ranging from Eastern religions to Western scientific humanism. Unitarian Universalists identify with and draw inspiration from Atheism and Agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Earth-Centered Traditions, Hinduism, Islam, and more. The congregation welcomes people of all ages, spiritual backgrounds, races, ethnicities, cultures and sexual identities.

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