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 – 3/3/24 and 3/10/24 – WUUSAN
The Share the Plate for Sunday March 3rd and Sunday March 10th is The Wisconsin Unitarian Universalist State Action Network Inc (WUUSAN). WUUSAN envisions Unitarian Universalist congregations in Wisconsin in a collaborative relationship, sharing hopes and ambitions, embracing UU values, and working together to bring about the Beloved Community in the state of Wisconsin. Their mission, grounded in their UU faith, is to build and sustain a collaborative network where all voices are heard. Using inclusive democratic process, they will employ their resources to support those efforts that our congregations deem most critical to our state.
- Share the Plate – 2/18/24 and 2/25/24 – Community Immigration Law Center
The Share the Plate recipient for Feb. 18 and 25 will be Community Immigration Law Center. They work to address the unmet legal needs of immigrants in the Madison area, especially those facing deportation. They provide legal representation and consultation, as well as education on immigration issues for the wider community.
- Share the Plate – 2/4/24 and 2/11/24 – Allied Food Pantry
The Share The Plate for Sunday February 4 and Sunday February 11 is Allied Food Pantry. Allied Food Pantry is located in the Boys and Girls Club in the Heart of the Allied Dunns’s Marsh neighborhood. It aims to provide fresh, healthy food to individuals and families in need serving 260 Households or 800 neighborhood residents monthly. Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society is a member of Allied Partners which is a supporter of the food pantry. Allied Food Pantry was nominated by Megan Barry-Luglio.
- Share the Plate – 1/21/24 and 1/28/24 – Great Turning Hospitality House
The Share the Plate recipient for Jan. 21 and 28 will be the Great Turning Catholic Worker’s hospitality house. This house is designed to welcome those in need of housing, particularly refugees, women and children. It is next to the Great Turning Catholic Worker Farm, whose mission is to be a hub of resiliency, combining community life and gardening. Those running the house and farm were inspired by Joanna Macy’s writings about “The Great Turning,” shifting from industrial growth to life-sustaining community. They were nominated by Pete Haney.
- Share the Plate – 1/7/24 and 1/14/24 – Get Kids Outside Wisconsin
The Share the Plate for Sunday Jan 7, 2024 and Sunday Jan 14, 2024 is Get Kids Outside Wisconsin. Get Kids Outside Wisconsin’s core belief is that nature is the greatest healer and teacher. Their mission is to provide outdoor opportunities that increase health and wellness and promote learning. They create community through public hikes and events that heal hearts, calm minds, and remind us that we are more alike than different. Get Kids Outside Wisconsin was nominated by Diane Schwartz.
- Share the Plate – 12/17/23 and 12/24/23 – Middle East Children’s Alliance
The Share the Plate recipient for Dec. 17 and 31 will be Middle East Children’s Alliance, a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization focused on supporting the lives of children in the Middle East. They are working in Gaza to provide emergency assistance to families who have fled their homes and to get emergency medical supplies to hospitals and clinics. They were nominated by Jennifer Hedstrom.
- Share the Plate – 12/3/23 and 12/10/23 – Four Lakes Welcome Corps
The Share the Plate recipient for Sunday 12/3/2023 and 12/10/2023 is Four Lakes Welcome Corps. Welcome Corps is a federal program which empowers everyday Americans to welcome refugees arriving through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Four Lakes Welcome Corps (the Madison area chapter) is a group of neighbors and friends working together to welcome refugees seeking freedom and safety. The group was nominated by Kelly Kearns.
- Share the Plate – 11/19/23 and 11/26/23 – Worker Justice Wisconsin
The Share the Plate recipient for Nov. 19 and 26 will be Worker Justice Wisconsin, in gratitude for this year’s Labor in the Pulpit speaker. Worker Justice Wisconsin brings together faith and labor allies to build collective worker power. They advocate for a just and living wage and paid time off for all, as well as workplaces free of discrimination and harassment.
- Share the Plate – 11/1/23 and 11/8/23 – Goodman Center Thanksgiving Basket
The Share the Plate recipient for Sunday 11/5/2023 and 11/12/2023 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. They started by serving several hundred families. This year they will serve four thousand.
Goodman’s CEO Letesha Nelson will be speaking at Reeb on November 19th for our Sunday Service – “The Connectedness Generosity Provides.”
- Share the Plate – 10/22/23 and 10/29/23 – Milestone Democratic School
The Share-the-Plate for October 22 and 29 will be Milestone Democratic School in Madison. They are a not-for-profit, tuition-free public charter school designed for students who are disengaged from school. Staff are committed to anti-racism, justice, equity, and trauma-informed care. Students are engaged in their own learning design, everyone has a voice, and all voices are heard. Milestone Democratic School was nominated by Mary Witchita, who says the school saved the life of her grandson who is transgender.
Share the Plate Past Recipients
Odyssey Behind Bars
Wheels for Winners
Veterans for Peace
Ho-Chunk Housing and CDA
Operation Fresh Start
One City Schools
Moms On a Mission
Black Business Hub
Urban Triage – Inspired House
Centro Hispano (x2)
Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership and Development
Illustrated English Dictionaries for Madison Public Schools
UUA Disaster Relief Fund
Neighborhood Food Solutions
Community Action Coalition
Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency
Goodman Community Center
Community Immigration Law Center
Solace Friends, Inc
UW Nurses Union
League of Women Voters
The River Food Pantry
Women’s Medical Fund
UU Service Committee’s Emergency Fund
The Farley Center
The Catfish River 4H
The Progress Center for Black Women
Social Justice Center
Wisconsin Network for Peach and Justice and Sustainability
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
The Center for Black Excellence and Culture
The River Food Pantry
Catalyst for Change
East High Food Pantry
Porchlight Drop-In Shelter
Goodman Center Thanksgiving Baskets
Open Doors for Refugees
Worker Justice Wisconsin
JSS Madison Refugee Resettlement Project
Madison Tenant Power
Freedom Inc Books & Breakfast
Honor the Earth
Madison Adaptive Cycling
Wisconsin Network for Peace Justice & Sustainability
Safe Skies Clean Water
Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Women in Focus
Tenant Resource Center
Occupy Madison Village
River Food Pantry