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 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! 

  • Share The Plate 1/31/21 – Tenant Resource Center

    The Tenant Resource Center helps keep our community members safely housed and works with residents to avoid being evicted. This is especially important now as the CDC Eviction Moratorium ends January 31. Your donation will go to their Housing Crisis Fund. 

  • Share The Plate 1/10/21-1/17/21 Occupy Madison Village

    Occupy Madison Village – Our Johnson Street neighbors have taken a financial leap of faith to purchase Wiggie’s Bar on Aberg Ave and are rapidly converting it to a tiny house village to house 28 people who otherwise would be homeless this winter. Learn more about Occupy Madison here.

  • Share The Plate 12/27/20-1/3/21 River Food Pantry

    River Food Pantry is supporting families through the COVID crisis by providing “Families at Home” prepared meals and groceries. Your donations will purchase groceries. Learn more about The River Food Pantry here.

  • Share the Plate 12/13/20 & 12/20/20 – Families for Justice

    Families for Justice – Freedom Inc. is aiming to provide 3,000 families with $100 gift cards this holiday season. Can you join Families for Justice in doing our part to contribute toward that effort? Our goal is to cover the cost of 25 families and raise $2,500. 

  • Share The Plate – 11/29/20 & 12/6/20 – Just Dane

    Just Dane’s Mentoring Connections Program

    Formerly Madison Urban Ministry, Just Dane is collecting toys and gift cards for the children of people who are incarcerated. Your donations will be used to purchase gifts and gift cards for the children and youth. 

    Learn more here