Church announces grant awards

CASTINE — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine has awarded seven organizations a total of $30,000 in support of social justice.

The annual Deborah Pulliam Social Justice Grants honor the late Ms. Pulliam and her generosity toward the congregation and to a number of other institutions in Castine and elsewhere.

This year’s grants went to the following:

  • Peninsula Free Medical Clinic: $3,825.
  • Maine Unitarian Universalist State Advocacy Network: $5,000.
  • Sunlight Media Collective: $3,000.
  • Mid-Maine Youth Service Program: $5,000.
  • Volunteers for Hancock Jail Residents: $4,675.
  • Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition: $5,000.
  • Community Compass: $3,500.

The grants were approved by UU Castine’s Governing Board, following recommendations by its Social Justice Committee.

“We are proud to perpetuate Deborah’s legacy through these awards,” said Lynn Parsons, president of the board. “Unitarian Universalists are creators of positive change, in individuals and in the world, and we are grateful to be able to support these good causes.”

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