Back Street Missions http://www.backstreet.org
This organization provides services to the homeless in our community, and has special needs during the winter months.
Community Kitchen http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com
We participate in Souper Bowl of Caring ( http://www.souperbowl.org/) every year on Super Bowl Sunday. Traditionally, the money is collected by the young people and it is donated to the Community Kitchen of Monroe County.
Hannah House http://www.cpcbloomington.org
It is a crisis pregnancy center to support those who have decided to become mothers, giving new life an opportunity, in some very difficult circumstances. We have a special collection for Hannah House in spring.
Monroe County United Ministries(MCUM) http://www.mcum.org/
MCUM is a place where human needs and child care are tended to with great care and generosity – food pantry, child care center and other assistance. UPC supports them throughout the year with a special collection and food drives.
Opportunity House http://www.freewebs.com/opportunityhouse/
The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project in Uganda http://www.nyakaschool.org/
UPC has supported Nyaka since its beginning. The benefit for the Nyaka Aids Orphans’ School is every November and in support of that benefit, UPC will have a special collection. The school, begun by Jackson Kaguri and Beronda Montgomery, provides free tuition, books, uniforms, health education, sports and recreation, community gardens, access to fresh water, and has a special children’s choir.
UPC is the center of Indiana Friends of Nyaka and members at UPC volunteer actively.
Eye Clinic in Honduras http://www.hiseyeshonduras.blogspot.com/
Valerie and Trevor Colby do a variety of mission work there, and have a focus (no pun intended) on eye care, as well as other health issues.