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 6/13-6/20/21 – TRUUsT
    This morning, our Share the Plate donations will go to Transgender Religious professional Unitarian Universalists Together.  TRUUsT’s mission is to support Unitarian Universalist trans+ religious professionals, advocate for each other and our ministries, and transform Unitarian Universalism and our world.  Their work to counter oppression includes but is not limited to dismantling racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, classism, ageism, colonialism, and sizeism.  Donations can be made by typing the link you see on your screen into your web browser. The link will also be shared in Chat and available on our website.
  • Share the Plate 5/26-6/6/21 – DRUUM
    Our recipient this week is Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries. DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective, with a growing membership of UU People of Color from every district and region. As an all-volunteer ministry, DRUUMM leads efforts towards becoming an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural UUA, creating space for youth, young adult and our families of color to heal and work collectively, and steward an effective organization that develops new leadership and manages consistent communication with members. DRUUMM organizes community building events, leadership trainings, and is an advocate within the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
  • Share the Plate 5/16-5/23/21 – Wisconsin Network for Peace Justice & Sustainability
    Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, and Sustainability is a coalition of activist groups and citizens of conscience within Wisconsin. They advance a sustainable world free from violence and injustice by connecting, engaging, and strengthening member groups and serving as a catalyst for community organizing and education. 
  • Share the Plate 5/2/21-5/9/21 – Safe Skies Clean Water

    Safe Skies Clean Water is a local organization, started by one of our members, Tom Boswell. Its mission is to stop the harm that the basing of F-35 fighter jets at Truax Field, Madison will inflict. In addition, they work to stop the negligent pollution of our waters and force the clean-up of existing contamination of the water supply emanating from the base.  Donations will help pay for outreach and the printing of yard signs.

  • Share the Plate 4/18 and 4/25/21 – DANEnet

    DANEnet – Through their https://everyoneonmadison.org/  program DANEnet works to close the digital divide by providing digital literacy classes, low-cost devices, and assistance for families enrolling in home internet. It is their vision that all Dane County residents have devices, connectivity, and the skills to use both.  

  • Share The Plate 4/4/21 & 4/11/21 – Second Harvest

    Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin Food Rescue Program – Second Harvest trucks pick up food from grocery stores all over southwestern Wisconsin. Food – like fruits and vegetables, dairy, bakery and frozen meat – is brought back to their location and inspected prior to being provided to their clients. Our donations will help them rescue and deliver more than 5 million pounds of Fresh Rescue food this year.

  • Share The Plate 3/21/21-3/28/21 – Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

    DAIS provides direct help to victims of abuse, their children, and their pets, as well as community education and training, and prevention programs. Community support is essential for them, and their in-person fundraising events haven’t been possible for a year. Your financial support enables DAIS to meet a wide variety of emergency needs for adults and children escaping domestic violence, and helps us make our community a safer, more equitable place for everyone.

  • Share The Plate 3/7/21-3/14/21 – Women In Focus

    Women In Focus, Inc. envisions a world in which dreams are fulfilled through a worldwide partnership where all barriers to education are erased for students of color. This is a local group led mostly by Black women. They fund scholarships to both high school seniors and adults of color returning to continue post-high school education. They also support projects promoting literacy and education.

  • Share The Plate 2/21/21-2/2/281 – Giniw Collective

    Giniw Collective is an indigenous women led frontline resistance to the construction of a re-routed Line 3 which will cross 800 wetlands, 200 waterways and 3 indigenous territories on it’s way from the Alberta tar sands to the port in Superior WI. Enbridge is bull-dozing the route in violation of an agreement to first complete a survey for indigrnous cultural sites along the route. Your donations will purchase food and supplies for these water protectors who are spending this winter camping on-site and attempting to block the destruction and construction.

  • Share The Plate 2/7-14/21 – Porchlight

    Porchlight has been providing shelter to men experiencing homelessness since 1984. This year is no exception. Daily health screenings are keeping the shelter and our community safer from COVID-19.  Exciting news is that a permanent location has been identified for the shelter. One day JRUUC may be back offering on-site volunteer services.  Right now, all donations will be put to good use!