Giving to Others

Giving Time, Talent and Treasures

Share Our Selves (SOS)
OCUUC has been a supporter of SOS and their Adopt A Family program for many years. Due to the pandemic, they are collecting only gift cards this year. We will adopt a family and give monetary donations or gift cards.
As you know, many parents out of work and children are going hungry. Please help make a family’s Holiday dream come true.

The deadline for SOS donations is Sunday, Dec 6th. This effort is being coordinated by Judith Stamper -

Friendly Center in Orange
Each Thanksgiving season, Friendly Center collects Turkey Baskets containing enough food for a family to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home. Participating in the Turkey Drive is a wonderful way to ensure everyone in the community has the chance to fully experience this season of gratitude – and a delicious meal. Help us reach their goal of providing for 400 families during these challenging times.

This effort is being coordinated by Sarah Hunter and Sarah Jones -

Due Date: Friday, November 20, 2020. Please bring completed boxes to the church between 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Each Box Should Contain

  • $25 grocery store gift card (to purchase turkey)
  • 1 box of stuffing
  • 1 can of cranberry sauce
  • 1 box of dry potatoes
  • 1 can of candied yams
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 2 cans of corn
  • 1 jar of turkey gravy
  • 1 bag of rolls
  • 1 pumpkin pie (no frozen and keep separate)

Please put all items in a box. Keep gift card and pies separate. Each box should have enough food for a family of five or more.

Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council
Hearts and Hands Collection

NOV. 15, 2020 - NOV. 29, 2020
Mark your Thanksgiving this year with making a difference for those who need help the most in our communities. OCUUC is one of three locations for collecting items. This year, Hearts and Hands Collections is working with three top local charities to help them do what they do best. OCUUC will be collecting for Share Ourselves.

  • Canned food – check date for expiration
  • Hygiene kits for the homeless
  • New clothes that are specific for homeless men sizes-mainly male 32-36 pants
  • New large/extra-large shirts, sweatshirts, jackets

If you have any questions, please contact Rev Sian –

Stand up for Kids – Adopt-A-Youth

This year has been extremely tough and for many of the youth we support the holiday outlook is grim. With your donation of $100 we will be able to give gifts to our youth and assist their families in buying food, paying rent and helping them through difficult times.

With your generosity, help us give homeless and at-risk youth some love this holiday season. Thank you sincerely to those who have already contributed to help our youth feel loved this season. The deadline for donations is Monday, Dec 21st.


I want to donate $100 for StandUp for Kids to be able to buy gifts for a youth's Christmas wish-list now and year-round!

I want to adopt-a-youth(s) and receive their Christmas wish-list(s) to purchase and wrap their gifts!