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 – 5/28/23 and 6/4/23 –
The Share the Plate for May 28 and June 4 is One City Schools, a non-profit running public pre-schools and grade schools with a Village model of raising successful children. Its programming is carefully designed to overcome the large and persistent school achievement gap for Black and Brown children in Madison. The way the school and its curriculum is structured, with connection to the community and the families served, offers a model for restructuring public education. It focuses on the needs of black and brown children, and, at the same time, is open to all.
- Share the Plate – 5/14/23 and 5/21/23 – Moms On a Mission
Moms On a Mission is a grassroots, community based group of mothers who show up to East High School in Madison every single school day to help foster the school community our kids deserve. MOMs creates a nonviolent environment by being present , by creating relationships, by de-escalating conflict, and by bringing community volunteers together to make a difference, right away, on the ground. MOMS has quickly and effectively harnessed the collective power of dozens of volunteers to support approximately 500 students on the ground. In addition they are powerful advocates for long-term, positive social change, equity, conflict resolution, and restorative justice practices.
- Share the Plate – 4/30/23 and 5/7/23 – Black Business Hub
The Share the Plate for April 30 and May 7 will be the Urban League in support of the Black Business Hub. The Hub is devoted to incubating, accelerating, and networking Black and other BIPOC entrepreneurs. It will be a state of the art building in south Madison led by Black business owners and entrepreneurs.
- Share the Plate – 4/16/23 – 4/23/23 – UUSC
The share the plate for 4/16/2023 and 4/23/2023 is The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). The UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. It’s work is grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power and dignity. The UUSC supports self-determination and defends the rights of people displaced due to climate, conflict or economic hardships and responds to humanitarian crises as partners with people whose access to aid is most limited.
- Share the Plate – 4/2/23 – 4/9/23 – Urban Triage
The Share-the-Plate recipient for April 2 and 9 is Urban Triage. With the help of member Ed Kuharski, they are transforming the Madison Youth Hostel into the Inspired House, which will provide housing for young adults, especially those with children, who are experiencing homelessness.
- 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 Past Recipients
Moms On a Mission
Black Business Hub
Urban Triage – Inspired House
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