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

Raza United

Veterans for Peace

Wilma’s Fund

Ho-Chunk Housing and CDA

Centro Hispano

Operation Fresh Start


One City Schools

Moms On a Mission

Black Business Hub


Urban Triage – Inspired House

Centro Hispano (x2)

White Helmets

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