Alternative Gift Market (AGM)

Contact: Denise Kirwan

A yearly charity event held in the sanctuary on the first Saturday of December, from 10 AM – 2 PM, the AGM enables holiday shoppers to donate in the name of a loved one to more than 30 charitable organizations, to advance the well-being of people who are less fortunate, both locally and internationally. Tangible gifts at fair trade prices are also available. Volunteers greet visitors, staff booths, act as cashiers, and help with publicity.

Back to School Donations (Cornerstones)

Contact: Connie Laurent-Roy

Before the beginning of each school year, project members solicit and coordinate delivery to Cornerstones all UUCR back-to-school donations such as clothing, back packs, and gift cards for K-12 children who might not otherwise afford them. 

Capitol Steps Fundraiser (Cornerstones)

Contact: Annie Simpson

The 35th Annual Capitol Steps Benefit Performance will be on January 21, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Reston. Purchase tickets to attend at the UUCR table for a hilarious evening of political satire, all for an important cause – to help families in the Embry Rucker Community Homeless Shelter.

Cornerstones Liaison

Contact: Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner

By representing UUCR on the Cornerstones’ Board of Directors, we have a voice in this prominent local nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for people in our area who are in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, and other human services.

Culinary Connections

Contact: Leni Nazare

Cross-cultural interactions among UUCR and Turkish participants, discussing our cultures and sharing our traditions and our recipes.

Easter Food Drive (Cornerstones)

Contact: Religious Education Progtam

UUCR’s annual Easter hunt by our Religious Education Program collects canned food from congregants during the weeks before Easter Sunday. The children hunt for hidden cans on the playground during the Easter Service. All the food is then donated to Cornerstones for those in need.

Green Sanctuary

Contact: Arlene Krieger

For more than 10 years, UUCR has been an accredited Green Sanctuary congregation, one of 254 affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association. We support one another as we strive to embody environmentally just principles and improve the condition of our planet and hold a watershed cleanup each spring in connection with Earth Day.