Thursday, November 10, 2016

An Evening to Benefit Bergen County Family and Children's Charities: The Universal Unitarian Outreach Auction

The Universal Unitarian Outreach Auction: An Evening to Benefit Family and Children's Charities

What is the Outreach Auction?

The Outreach Auction is dedicated to raising funds for six designated charities that meet and fulfill basic life needs. 
The evening features a live auction and a tricky tray and is sponsored by three Unitarian Universalist congregations in Bergen County: Central Unitarian Church, Unitarian Society of Ridgewood and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades with 100% of the proceeds going to the selected charities. The charities are selected based on the impact they have on those in need in Bergen County, regardless of religious affiliation.

Photo Courtesy CASA
The first Outreach Auction was held in 2000. Over the years, this brainchild of Central Unitarian Church has grown to include two additional congregations, and has raised more than $450,000 to support Bergen County charities. The auction raises money with bids from $10 to $1,000, demonstrating that when we work together, we are greater than the sum of our parts.

This year’s auction will be held on:
Saturday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m.
Central Unitarian Church 156 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652

Tickets: $30 (includes hors d’oeuvres, beverages, coffee, dessert and a free sheet of tricky tray tickets valued at $15)

Tickets are Available at the Door 
or visit

Come out to help: 

Center for Hope and Safety provides access to safe housing and services for women and children forced to flee their homes due to domestic violence.
Center for Food Action provides food and homelessness prevention assistance at five locations.
Family Promise of Bergen County provides shelter for families, walk-in dinners for 120 people daily, transitional housing and other services.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children.
Holley Childcare & Development Center is a 55-bed residential treatment facility, serving children 5 to 12 years old who are emotionally handicapped as a result of abuse, neglect, poverty, abandonment or other circumstances.
Children’s Aid and Family Services provides human services and child welfare programs, including adoption and foster care for children who have been abused and traumatized.

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