A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In Advent 2021, we hold onto the unfailing hope found in our gentle Savior, who will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth for the poor and the afflicted. We commit to come alongside Jesus and use our resources to support the faithful work of Shalom carried out by many charitable organizations locally and globally. For this Giving Week, we are celebrating and supporting the justice work of the highlighted organizations below.
The Louisiana Parole Project for their work bringing home “10/6 lifers”. The Pars Equality Center for their legal and social service work to aid Afghan refugees. Takataka Plastics for their innovative plastic recycling solutions to create jobs, empower communities, and reduce environmental hazards, and in honor of Sustainable John who inspired us to love God’s creation, The Sunrise Movement.
You can still access our Advent Giving liturgy at this link.
This year, we gave over $45,000 to 17 individual organizations, and even though our Giving week is over, you can still give any time by clicking on the orange buttons!
The Louisiana Parole Project
Pars Equality Center
Takataka Plastics, Uganda
The Sunrise Movement
The bulk of our giving went to our four highlighted orgs to whom we gave over $23,000 in individual donations plus $13,350 as a matching grant from cwow!
Other Organizations We Donated To:
Alameda County Food Bank
Association for a More Just Society
Berkeley Food & Housing
Go Give One Campaign (vaccine equality)
Jubilee Immigration Advocates
Longfellow Middle School
Pets in Need
Represent Justice (by Forward Impact)