AUUF relies on 4 main methods of support:
1) Financial Contributions
The Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship relies on Members and Friends to support our annual budget. In the Spring of the year, we undertake an Every Member Canvass where we solicit annual pledges from members and friends. One time or recurring donations can be set up automatically through our Finance Committee (2017-18 Chairperson; Gregg Schmidt)
2) Your Time
We are a small congregation with few staff- we rely heavily on volunteers to keep us running! See our Volunteer Page for more info.
3) Fundraising Programs
Our Annual Auction takes community donations of services and items and sells them to the highest bidder over the course of an exciting evening on the first Friday of December. Please encourage your friends and family to come out to this event to shop for unique holiday gifts!
Our Religious Exploration (RE) program hosts several events throughout the year to keep the program funded! These include a Car Wash, Pancake Breakfast, Valentines Express, and more! Contact our Director of RE (DRE) for more info: Julie Meadows, firstname.lastname@example.org
AUUF serves and sells Fair Trade Coffee and other products from Equal Exchange. Equal Exchange is a worker-owned cooperative that works with farmers all over the world providing a fair price for their products and promoting economic justice.
Through our sales of Equal Exchange products we
- Promote the work of Equal Exchange to provide fair prices to producers around the world.
- Promote the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee through the contributions Equal Exchange makes to the UUSC when we purchase products through their Faith Communities store.
- Promote stewardship of the AUUF through the profits from our sales that go into the AUUF operating budget.
Please stop by our table after Sunday morning services to make your purchases. We sell Equal Exchange coffees, chocolate products, raisins and nuts. We are always looking for sales folks, so if you’d like to join us, please contact Sharon Roberts (email@example.com).
4) Programs of Support
There are 3 corporations who offer reward programs that cost you nothing, yet raise money for the Fellowship! Please enroll in the programs from Kroger and Amazon; Winn Dixie‘s program sells AUUF discounted gift cards, which we sell to you for face value (ex; $20 gift card for $20). See Ralph Banks on Sunday to purchase Winn Dixie gift cards.
Kroger Community Rewards® provide quarterly donations to the AUUF based on the dollar volume of purchases by people using their Kroger Shopper Card. To link your Kroger Card to the AUUF click the link below. The AUUF is listed as AUBURN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP #73961
Amazon Smile also donates a portion of your purchases to AUUF! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/63-6050908 whenever you buy from amazon! The item prices are identical.