Update: Great good news! After the recent Share the Plate Collection for our Philippine Partner Church students, subsequent contributions have come in exceeding our original goal of $1,000 (to provide a $50 stipend for each of our 20 elementary and high school students). As of March 30th, the total was $1,214, which has been sent to the UU Partner Church Council office in Boston for relay – along with other US partner church funds – to the Philippine UU Church headquarters in Dumaguete. This will allow time for funds to be dispersed to the various congregations on Negros Island before the beginning of the school year in May. Huge SALAMATS for such heartwarming response to the Call!

Dave Albay-Yenney and Julie Steinbach