UCC Women Donate to Local Charities

At the Lunch Bunch and Book Discussion meetings held in April, the following organizations were selected to receive cash donations this year:

  • Florida UCC Women, the organization that provides support to UCC Women throughout Florida by presenting Regional Meetings, Conferences, Retreats, Reading for Renewal, Mission Study and other programs.



  • Special Equestrians, Inc., a structured, therapeutic program providing horseback and equine assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities in Lee County.



  • Gladiolus Learning and Development Center, providing educational and developmental child care for children of low income working families and striving to provide the social, emotional, economic and developmental needs of those children and families.


  • Voices for Kids, the arm of the Guardian Ad Litem program of the 20th Circuit Court that provides support to children and volunteer GALs who are paired with and advocate for abused, neglected or abandoned children.



  • McGregor Clinic, a non-profit healthcare program in Fort Myers which provides an integrated approach to patient care emphasizing services to HIV and AIDS clients.



  • Footsteps to the Future, Inc., program that supports girls in, and aging out of, foster care in Lee County through mentoring and transitional housing programs.



  • Valerie’s House, Inc., is a loving place for grieving families where children learn that loss doesn’t have to limit their dreams. Their mission is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives. Their vision is that no child will grieve alone.


  • Destiny Diaper Bank, whose mission is to bring awareness of diaper deprivation to Veterans and Seniors and their need for incontinent supplies through the promotion of education and encouraging volunteerism, while also bringing quality of life and freedom to our most fragile and vulnerable populations.

Money was also set aside for projects within the church. The use will be determined cooperatively with the Board of Trustees and Pastor Bucey. In particular, they would like to explore what needs to be done to improve the usability of the projector in Fellowship Hall.