During the Holiday Season, our Greater Good tradition invites us to tap out of mindless consumerism that drains our energy and attention and tap into a deeper purpose. This annual spiritual practice enables us to play our part in the work of justice by resourcing community organizations to continue their work in our wider community. This year, our youth voted for 2 organizations to receive Greater Good Funds!

Keeping Our Promise: Driving For Change is a driver’s education program geared towards Afghan families making a new life for themselves in Monroe County through the Keeping Our Promise resettlement program. Driving is an essential component of increased family access to health care, employment, and self-sufficiency. This program will provide 10-18 Afghan families with driving lessons, translation of driving test materials in their native language, interpreter services for driver tests, and a translated version of the 5 hr. New York State driving course. 

Friends of Ganondagan: Edge of the Woods aims to welcome Seneca and Haudenosaunee youth who are living on and off-reservation to their place of origin, while providing cultural immersion and leadership skills. Up to 8 youth will learn traditional teachings, fire making, arts, cooking, Haudenosaunee sports, and storytelling from Elders and Knowledge Keepers. These youth will then invite 6–8 youth from underserved populations to engage in a variety of cross-cultural activities and the Edge Of the Woods ceremony.

Join us for our Greater Good Service on December 12, being held online. We will continue donations through early January 2022. Looking for a meaningful holiday gift to give a beloved? Make a donation in their honor & give them this card to let them know. Proceeds will be split between the 2 organizations and presented to them at a Sunday service in February. If you can’t make it to the service on Dec. 12, simply Make a donation here (select Greater Good from the drop down menu). Thank you for helping us bring real meaning to this time of year by caring for others in our wider community.