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 9/19-9/25/21 – Worker Justice Wisconsin

    This week our Share the Plate donations will go to Worker Justice Wisconsin. This organization, formerly the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, has long been on our list for giving donations. Despite the name change, they do the same work: defending workers against injustices, with particular focus on low wage workers and immigrant workers.

  • Share the Plate 9/5-9/12/21 – JSS Madison Refugee Resettlement Project

    This week our Share the Plate donations will go to Jewish Social Services of Madison Refugee Resettlement Project, which provides assistance to refugees and their families through a variety of services and resources, to help them become self-sufficient and create a safe and stable life in Dane County.

  • Share the Plate 8/22-29/21 – Madison Tenant Power

    Madison Tenant Power is a union of tenants helping tenants organize and and fight back against injustices in their apartment buildings. Freedom Inc is helping them raise funds for housing to prevent evictions and for security deposits. 

  • Share the Plate 8/8/21-8/15/21 – Freedom Inc Books & Breakfast
    Books and Breakfast Program. This is Freedom Inc‘s 5th year to provide a Saturday morning program for Black and Southeast Asian elementary-aged children in Dane County. Young people enjoy a healthy breakfast and mind lifting books that help enhance their learning, literacy and life skills. Families for Justice and Friends of Freedom Inc. are inviting people to redistribute some of their COVID relief funds to support the youth and their families in this program. More info here.
  • Share the Plate 7/18-7/21/21 – Honor the Earth
    Honor the Earth uses indigenous wisdom, music, art, and the media to raise awareness and support for Indigenous Environmental Issues. They leverage this awareness and support to develop financial and political capital for Indigenous struggles for land and life. Currently they are opposing tar sands pipelines like Line 3 going through traditional tribal lands and waters.
  • Share the Plate 7/4-7/11/21 – Madison Adaptive Cycling
    Madison Adaptive Cycling is a Madison-based non-profit project started by one of our members, Brian McNurlen. Their goal is to provide an outdoor adaptive cycling experience for differently-abled individuals of all ages. Regular participation in cycling can lead to improved physical health and mental well-being, greater independence, and a sense of belonging to a larger community. Cycling, particularly tandem cycling, gives differently-abled people a chance to engage with others. Donations will be used to purchase one or possibly two cycles that will be available for use by anyone wanting to use them.
  • 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.