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 7/3/22-7/10/22 – Women’s Medical Fund
The Share-the-Plate for July 3rd and July 10th will be the Women’s Medical Fund, a volunteer-led nonprofit that supports Wisconsin residents in paying for abortion care. They also educate and organize for abortion access.
- Share the Plate 6/26/22-7/3/22 – The River Food Pantry
The Share-the-Plate for June 26 and July 3 will be The River Food Pantry. They are south central Wisconsin’s busiest food pantry, and over the summer provide lunches to kids in low-income neighborhoods throughout Madison
- Share the Plate 6/12-6/19/22 – POWERS
The share-the-plate for June 11-18 will be POWERS (Pregnancy Options Wisconsin: Education, Resources, and Support, Inc.). They are a diverse group of volunteer doctors, doulas, midwives, educators, and activists who trust and empower pregnant people to make informed, supported decisions. Donations support their call line, newsletters, and extensive website of resources.
- Share the Plate 5/28/22 – 6/4/22 – Focused Interruption
The Share-the-Plate donations for May 28th and June 4th will go to Focused Interruption, an effort by local community members to provide evidence-based intervention and prevention to those most impacted by gun violence.
- Share the Plate 5/15/22 – 5/22/22 – Urban Triage
The Share-the-Plate donations for May 15 and 22 will go to Urban Triage who, in partnership with other local organizations in Madison and Milwaukee, are sponsoring a 5-day trip for local youth to attend the Poor People’s Campaign Moral March on June 18th, as well as visit a number of national museums in Washington D.C.
- Share the Plate 5/1/22 – 5/8/22 – UU Service Committee’s Emergency Fund
The Share the Plate organization for May 1 and 8 will be the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee‘s emergency fund, which is currently going to help people who have fled the violence in Ukraine.
- Share the Plate 4/17/22 – 4/24/22 – The Farley Center
The Share the Plate donations for April 17 and 24 will go to the Farley Center for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. They serve as an incubator for organic farms, demonstrate natural burials, provide a retreat center, and facilitate education and social action around peace, justice, and sustainability.
- Share the Plate 4/3/22 – 4/10/22 – The Catfish River 4H
Our Share the Plate recipient this week is the Catfish River 4H Club, which includes four Reeb youth. The funds will be used to purchase trees to plant at Cam Rock County Park as part of an erosion control project. The more they raise the more trees they can plant!
- Share the Plate 3/20/22 – 3/27/22 – The Progress Center for Black Women
Our Share the Plate recipient this week is The Progress Center for Black Women. It is a coworking space designed for and by Black women. They offer events and workshops with the goal of helping Black women to lead and thrive in Dane County.
- Share the Plate 3/6/22 – 3/13/22 – Social Justice Center
Our Share the Plate recipient this week is the Social Justice Center, who provides office space for local nonprofits pursuing social justice for the community. They are an incubator where small nonprofit startups can grow their organizations with affordable rent and access to all the necessary office amenities. They also have served the homeless folks who sleep on their property.