Canton's Unitarian Universalist Church breakfast raises money to support peace efforts
Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 9:17 am

CANTON -- At a special Mother's Day pancake breakfast organized by the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church, the church raised money to support a peace-promoting organization in honor of Julia Ward Howe who founded Mother’s Day as an international day of peace.

The organization selected for this year's contribution was Renewal House, which responds to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in St. Lawrence County through services that empower victims and increase community awareness.

The Reverend David S. Blanchard (second from left) and Margaret Harloe (far right) presented the donation to the Renewal House staff (left to right) Renewal House Executive Director Ilene Burke, Program Director Tessa Fields, and Advocates Lauren Matott, Laura Carr, Elyse Farnsworth, Sara Farnsworth, and Elaine DeMatteo.

To learn more about the UU Church's Social Action efforts visit the church website -