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.

  • August 16, 23 Share the Plate

    Our Share The Plate recipient is the Justified Anger Coalition. Justified Anger is a coalition of leaders, agencies, and employers within and outside of the Black community  developing and implementing a plan of action to address long-standing and harmful racial disparities in social and economic outcomes in Madison.

  • Share the plate – 7/26, 8/2, 8/9

    Our recipient this week is Urban Triage. Their mission is to foster, develop, and strengthen Black families’ self-sufficiency, community leadership, advocacy, and family success through psycho-education, community engagement, trauma response, healing, and cultural heritage.

    They have been at the forefront of supporting black families during COVID, and in organizing the Black Lives Matter protests and supporting jail bailouts and other programs.

  • July 12, 19 Share the Plate

    Our share the plate recipient is the Free The 350 Bail Fund. Free The 350 seeks to prioritize bailing out Black people incarcerated in the Dane County jail system, and also seeks to end the unjust and antiquated prison and jail system in general. Getting people out of the jail is especially important now as COVID-19 spreads rapidly in jails and prisons.

  • June 28, July 5 Share the Plate

    This morning, our Share the Plate donations will go to The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, which works to inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring adults. Our recipient was chosen after the attack on Madison resident Althea Bernstein. Althea’s mother has turned down financial support and requested that donations to this organization be made in her name instead.

  • June 14, 21 Share the plate

    Our community partner this week is the Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness. This local organization supports women to improve their health and quality of life, and to disrupt the disparities that impact our health outcomes. Their programming and advocacy focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, fitness, financial wellness, sisterhood and community building.

  • Share the Plate – 5/31 & 6/7

    Just before the Safer at Home order in March, our JRUUC Youth Group initiated a food drive for a local food pantry. Because an in-person food drive is no longer possible, the Youth Group requested that the Share the Plate go to Community Action Coalition. CAC provides food, clothing and housing support to low income persons in the area. Food needs are especially high now, so our contributions will help keep food pantries stocked.

  • Share the Plate – May 17th & 24th

    Our recipient this week is Porchlight. Porchlight provides essential services to homeless persons and has been working on proactive measures and crisis response plans for the spread of Covid-19.  Porchlight is also looking for direct donations of food and supplies. If interested in helping out, see https://porchlightinc.org/donate-items/

  • Share the Plate for May 3rd and 10th

    Our Share the plate recipient for May 3rd and May 10th is the Dane County Community Defense Team – founded in response to the COVID-19 crisis by the Madison IWW General Defense Committee.

    The CDT has been delivering direct financial assistance, food, emotional support, supplies and medical advice. As of 4/2/2020 they have distributed over $21k in assistance, fed 1,126 people, set up 29 emotional support partnerships and 34 medical question support calls. They need our help to keep the project going and delivering community centered, bottom up, non means tested critical aid to community members.

  • Share the plate – 4/19 and 4/26

    Our share the plate recipient on April 19th and 26th is the Voces de la Frontera Direct Relief Fund for Covid-19 Relief in Wisconsin. Voces de la Frontera are currently raising funds to assist the victims of the Covid-19 Pandemic, which threatens thousands of undocumented workers with losing their jobs and livelihood across the state. Unlike other pandemic victims, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for federal assistance such as FEMA nor Unemployment benefits.

  • April 5th, 12th Share the Plate

    Our share the plate recipient for April 5th and 12th 2020 is the Wisconsin Network for Peace, Justice, Sustainability, and Democracy. WNPJS advances 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 throughout the state.