The purpose of the Social Justice Committee is to:
We meet at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in the “Cry Room” at 7:00 P.M. on the first Thursday of each month, September through June. Visitors are always welcome. Anyone considering joining the committee may come to a meeting or contact the chairperson at the committee’s email address email@example.com. The Committee fosters Charity and Justice through its many activities, some of which are listed here.
Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer opportunities to do easy construction-related activities or clerical/administrative work for Habitat for Humanity.
MedShare: Volunteer opportunities sorting medical supplies at MedShare in San Leandro.
St Mary's Outreach: A program through which parishioners contribute clothing and other items every week and during Lent contribute specially requested items for the “Oasis of Hope".
Giving Tree: A program to promote buying and delivering of gifts for nearly 500 in-need families in the East Bay.
Other Events: The parish calls it's members to charitable action and pursuit of social justice through occasional events including:
Charitable Fund Raising
The committee sponsors charitable fund raising campaigns and sales for others as follow:
Social Justice Funding
As part of its commitment to social justice and respect for the person, the parish sets aside significant funds each year (approximately 4% of its budget) for donation to organizations working for social justice and the improvement of peoples’ lives and livelihoods. The Social Justice Committee administers this program and provides small grants to organizations in the Bay Area, in California, across the US and around the world, who work directly or indirectly addressing the root causes of social, economic and environmental inequities.
Rick Aguiar Social Justice Advocate Award
This annual award for outstanding social justice efforts is also sponsored by the committee. Local nominees for the award can be sent to the email below.
Social Justice Newsletter
The committee also publishes a Social Justice Newsletter e-mailed twice a month to about 1600 subscribers. The newsletter is archived here. A valuable list of links to Social Justice resource websites has been produced in connection with the newsletter and can be found here.
Sign up to receive the newsletter by clicking HERE.
Please email the Social Justice Committee for opportunities listed above or with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org