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 – 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 – 10/8/23 and 10/15/23 – Odyssey Behind Bars
The Share the Plate for Sunday October 8th and Sunday October 15th is Odyssey Behind Bars. This program offers college jumpstart programs to students incarcerated in Wisconsin state prisons. It is part of the UW Odyssey Project, which for 19 years has empowered students living in poverty to overcome obstacles, find their voices and reframe their futures. Susan Podebransky nominated them.
- Share the Plate – 9/24 and 10/1/23 – Wheels for Winners
The Share the Plate for Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 is Wheels for Winners, a local all volunteer run non-profit that fixes up used bicycles and gives them away, along with a helmet and lock, to children and adults who have done some sort of community service. These bikes provide critical transportation to school, jobs and community events for many low income persons, immigrants and teens. Thanks to Kelly Kearns for nominating them.
- Share the Plate – 9/10 and 9/17/23 – Raza United
The Share the Plate for Sunday Sept 10th and Sunday Sept 17th is Madison East High School Raza United’s trip to Mexico. Raza United motivates and inspires students of Latinex backgrounds for graduation and a successful future. Raza United is fundraising to send 10 students and 4 chaperones on a once in a life time educational, cultural and life experience to Tepatitlán, Jalisco, México in October for almost 2 weeks. The trip will include attending a college prep high school, experiencing Dia de Los Muertos, and learning about the indigenous Wixaritari people.
- Share the Plate – 8/27/23 – Veteran’s for Peace
The Share the Plate for Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 will be the Madison chapter of Veterans for Peace. Veterans for Peace is a global organization of military veterans and allies who lift their voices and experiences in creating a culture of peace. They inform the public of the true causes of war and the enormous costs of wars, with an obligation to heal the wounds of wars. They were nominated by Karol Niemann.
- Share the Plate – 8/20/23 – Wilma’s Fund
Our Share the Plate for August 20th will go to Wilma’s Fund, a project of OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center that provides relief for LGBTQ+ homelessness or support to prevent homelessness.
- Share the Plate – 7/30/23-8/6/23 – Ho-Chunk Housing and CDA
Our Share the Plate for July 30 and Aug. 6 will be the Ho-Chunk Housing and Community Development Agency. The nonprofit provides members with rental and down payment assistance for quality, affordable housing, and offers programs to meet the Ho-Chunk Nation’s social, cultural, and community needs.
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