FUUY To Participate in CityReach:  Your Donations are Needed!

We’re pleased that, as part of Follen UU Youth (FUUY)’s engagement in study of anti-racism and mental illness, a group of our youth and advisors will participate in the Boston Common Cathedral CityReach program on February 9 and 10.  This program, which helps participants learn about poverty, homelessness and mental illness, asks participating groups to donate a variety of items to be distributed to the CityReach clients by our participants.  We are seeking the following items, which can be put in the donation boxes at the side or main entrance to the church, through February 4.

Used Clothing, including:

Nylon jackets and pants, ponchos, and raincoats in Spring & Fall

Warm coats in Winter

Sweat shirts and sweat pants (especially hooded sweatshirts)



Long-sleeve shirts

Jeans, khakis and other casual pants (80% for men)

Waterproof boots, comfortable shoes, and sneakers

Hats, waterproof gloves, coats


Other Items Needed

All kinds of carrying cases such as backpacks, tote bags, fanny packs, small suitcases with wheels (used and in good condition). Backpacks are in special demand.

Travel-size toiletries such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, Chapstick, toothpaste, and shaving cream in small sizes, as well as tooth brushes and disposable razors, and tampons (no aftershave or mouthwash containing alcohol).

New white socks (there can never be too many of these). Please do not bring old socks

New underwear (again, there can never be too many and be sure to bring 80% of the underwear for men).  Please do not bring old underwear.

Also sleeping bags & blankets (clean and in good condition).

Please do not donate children’s clothes, dress clothes, slippers, bathrobes, pajamas or out-of-season clothing.

Questions regarding CityReach can be directed to Youth Program Coordinator Brian Sewell or to Interim DRE Deb Weiner.  Thank you!!