Share the Plate Recipients
Each week this congregation gives half of all offerings collected in our plate to local organizations whose work furthers our mission. Here are some of our prior recipients. All members and friends are invited to nominate an organization that they’re familiar with or inspired by.
- Share the Plate – 11/27-12/4/22 Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency
As part of our work to begin reparations to the Ho-Chunk people, the original residents of this land, our Share the Plate will go to the Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency. This nonprofit provides members with quality, affordable housing, and offers programs to meet the social, cultural, and community needs of the people of the Ho-Chunk Nation.
- Share the Plate – 11/13-11/20/22 Goodman Community Center
The Share the Plate recipient for Sunday 11/13/2022 and 11/20/2022 is the Goodman Community Center Thanksgiving Basket Drive.
For decades the Goodman Community Center has been providing families with everything they need to make a traditional Thanksgiving meal at home. We started by serving several hundred families and today thousands of people are thankful for this gift.
- Share the Plate 10/30/22 and 11/6/22 – Movin’ Out
The Share-the-Plate for Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 will go to Movin’ Out. They provide safe, affordable, community-integrated housing for people with disabilities. They also help families become first time homebuyers and modify their homes to be safe and accessible. Along with Red Caboose, Movin’ Out will be part of a new building in our neighborhood at Union Corners.
- Share the Plate 10/16/22 and 10/23/22 – Community Immigration Law Center
The Share-the-Plate for Oct. 16 and 23 will go to the Community Immigration Law Center. The Community Immigration Law Center strives to ensure dignity and access to justice for people, especially those facing deportation, by providing legal representation and consultations, as well as support and education regarding immigration issues for the community at large.
- Share the Plate 10/2/22 and 10/9/22 – Briarpatch
Our Share-the-Plate for Oct. 2 and 9 will be Briarpatch Youth Services, whose mission is strengthening the lives of youth and familes. Their Teens Like Us program provides support and education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth ages 13-18.
- Share the Plate 9/18/22 – 9/25/22 – Solace Friends, Inc
The Share the Plate partner for September 18th and 25th is the Solace Friends, Inc (Solace). Solace is a newly formed 501C3 non-profit organization working to bridge the existing gap in services by creating a community supported Social Model Hospice Home, where underserved individuals can receive housing and personal attention that nurtures physical comfort, emotional and spiritual wholeness, and individual dignity as they die.
- Share the Plate 9/4/22 – 9/11/22 – UW Nurses Union
The Share the Plate partner for September 4th and 11th is the UW Nurses Union. More than 2600 registered nurses at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin who are fighting for quality patient care and recognition of our union. We are front line workers and experts in our field. UW Health is a Level 1 Trauma Center which is vital to our entire healthcare system and we have worked through a global pandemic. They are asking for a seat at the table in decision making so they can advocate for the community and themselves.
- Share the Plate 8/21/22 – 8/28/22 – Literacy Network
The Share the Plate for August 21st and 28th is Literacy Network. Literacy Network helps adults in Dane County build skills, reach goals and connect communities by offering free tutoring for immigrants, refugees and others who want to improve their reading and writing skills.
- Share the Plate 8/7/22 – 8/14/22 – League of Women Voters
Today’s Share the Plate recipient is the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization providing voter information and encouraging active participation in government.
- Share the Plate 7/17/22 – 7/31/22 – The River Food Pantry
Today’s Share the Plate recipient is The River Food Pantry, South Central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry. Services include free groceries, freshly prepared meals, online grocery orders and mobile meals. The River’s Munch Mobile Meal program delivers free, healthy lunches to children and adults in low-income neighborhoods throughout Madison.