UU Outreach Auction
The UU Outreach Auction of Bergen County is a yearly event that first began in 2000. The auction is sponsored by two UU congregations in Bergen County: Central Unitarian Church and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the charities. Charities are selected for the impact they have on those in need in Bergen County regardless of religious affiliation. Over the past 21 years, the event has raised over $700,000 for charity.
If you are a Bergen County-based non-profit organization that fulfills basic life needs and would like to be considered for our 2022 auction, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should contain the name of your organization, where you’re based out of and what basic life needs services you provide. The auction will take place in either November or early December.
Our selected causes and charities in 2021 were:
Northern NJ Sanctuary Coalition finds and supports volunteers willing to house applicants for asylum who have been recently released from detention (prison), and provides financial support, helps with job searches, education, job training and medical care for the asylum seeker until he/she can live here independently.
Community Meals, Inc.’s volunteers deliver meals to those who cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves due to age or disability, including fully subsidized meals to clients with financial need.
Holley Childcare & Development Center is a 64 bed residential treatment facility, serving children 5 to 14 years old who are emotionally handicapped as a result of abuse, neglect, poverty, abandonment or other circumstances.
Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) Utilizes passionate volunteer healthcare professionals to provide free, comprehensive, patient centered primary care for 1,500 low income, working Bergen County residents who do not have insurance.