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.

  • 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.