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 – 3/19/23 – 3/26/23 – Centro Hispano

    The Share the Plate for March 19th and 26 is Centro Hispano. Centro Hispano is the leading nonprofit serving Latinx in Dane County WI. Since its beginnings in 1983, Centro Hispano has provided a range of programs  that support Dane County’s Latinx population. Throughout the years, the needs of the Latinx population have changed, and today, our programs focus on youth, families and the community. Centro Hispano now serves over 2,500 families every year through its programs and services. 

  • Share the Plate – 3/5/23 – 3/12/23 – White Helmets

    The Share-the-Plate for March 5 and 12 is the White Helmets, a volunteer humanitarian group in Syria who are working to meet the needs of victims of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria. While Turkey has received aid from the UN, Syria has not, and the White Helmets stepped into the void to rescue people and to now help them heal and recover. 

  • Share the Plate – 2/19/23-2/26/23 – Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development

    The Share the Plate for Sunday February 19th and Sunday February 26th is Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development. By lifting up Black voices and experiences with a focus on education, restoration, community empowerment and economic development, Nehemiah seeks to interrupt cycles of poverty, racism and discrimination. Programming areas include:  youth empowerment and leadership development, community leadership & capacity building, justified anger, and reentry services.

  • Share the Plate – 2/5/23-2/12/23 – Illustrated Dictionaries

    The Share-the-Plate for Feb. 5 and 12 will go toward purchasing illustrated English dictionaries for each of the 54 public schools in Madison. This fundraiser was organized by JRUUC member Virginia Scholtz, who volunteers at Sherman Middle School with immigrant students who are learning English. Having a dictionary with pictures goes a long way when helping students completely unfamiliar with English. Her goal is to give one reference copy and one lending copy to each school to help these students and their families. 

  • Share the Plate – 1/22-29/23 UUA Disaster Relief Fund

    The Share the Plate recipient for Jan. 22 and 29 will be the UUA Disaster Relief Fund, which provides flexible support for congregations affected by natural disasters. Our Disaster Relief Fund is part of a covenant between the UUA and congregations, between congregations who give generously and those in need, and with our community partners.  Through aiding our congregations, their members and their community partners, we are able to embody our faith and values.  Recently requests have come from California where heavy rains, high winds, and fallen trees caused significant damage to church buildings.

  • Share the Plate – 1/8-15/23 Neighborhood Food Solutions

    The share the plate recipient for Sunday January 8th & Sunday January15th is Neighborhood Food Solutions. Neighborhood Food Solutions brings agricultural and business training to communities where it is needed the most. It is organized and operated exclusively to conduct charitable and educational activities related to urban agriculture, healthy food, and skills related to growing, distributing, and processing fresh produce.

  • Share the Plate – 12/25/22-1/1/23 Yahara House

    Our Share the Plate for Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 will go to Yahara House, a community mental health program that focuses on recovery through social connection, meaningful activity, and reintroduction to community employment. This collection is in honor of Eric Lindblom who was a member of our community and lived with schizophrenia. 

  • Share the Plate – 12/11/22-12/18/22 Community Action Coaltion

    The Share the Plate recipient for Sunday December 11 and December 18 is Community Action Coalition of South Central of Wisconsin. The CAC is a nonprofit working to end poverty and help people live better lives.

  • 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 Past Recipients


Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership and Development

Illustrated English Dictionaries for Madison Public Schools

UUA Disaster Relief Fund

Neighborhood Food Solutions

Yahara House


Community Action Coalition

Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency

Goodman Community Center

Movin’ Out

Community Immigration Law Center


Solace Friends, Inc

UW Nurses Union

Literacy Network

League of Women Voters

The River Food Pantry

Women’s Medical Fund


Focused Interruption

Urban Triage

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


Second Harvest

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Women in Focus

Giniw Collective

Tenant Resource Center

Occupy Madison Village

River Food Pantry