The late First Parish members Bruce and Eva Gordon established an endowed fund to provide short-term assistance to needy individuals in the church or wider community. The intent of the fund is to help our congregation more effectively fulfill the mission of social responsibility articulated in the Unitarian-Universalist affirmation. Beneficiaries are to be individuals or families whose circumstances would be significantly enhanced with modest amounts of money. Designated members of the Social Action Ministry in concert with the Minister solicits the community for applications of First Parish and Lexington wider community. As interest from the fund becomes available The Good Samaritan Fund committee meets  to review requests for grants to individuals. The fund welcomes monetary donations.