It has been the custom of First Unitarian Church to Share the Plate once each month of the Program Year plus Christmas Eve (total of 10 each year). This means choosing an organization whose mission is in keeping with the values of this congregation and sending them 100% of the undesignated funds given to our offering plates on the chosen Sunday. When possible, we offer opportunities to know more about our selected group and their work during an Adult Religious Education session at 9:30 am that day.
We believe that this practice will help us deepen our practice of generosity and strengthen our commitment to, and relationships with, our partner organizations.
Checks for Share the Plate may be made out to First Unitarian Church with “Share the Plate” in the memo line.
Information on the next Share the Plate Sunday, including the selected recipient and any information session that will be offered will appear in the Weekly Update (aka the eblast). For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we have done in the past, we select eight organizations and Rev. Kathy and Children’s RE select the other two.
One of our previous Share the Plate Partners, Clean the World, has reached out with a new list of needs. If you can help, please email at email@example.com if you are able to donate any of these items or call them directly at 407-574-8353.
Washer & Dryer, Batteries (AA and AAA), 2-way radio, Towels, 6ft ladder, Wall mount soap pumps
Wall mount trash receptacles, Cleaning supplies, Swifter mops, Paper towels, Baby changing stations
First aid kits, Crowd control posts w/ropes, Table umbrellas with base, Outdoor fans, Latex-free gloves
Box cutters, Tape guns, Packing tape, Dry erase markers (black), Sharpies (black), 8 ft. centerfold tables
Folding chairs, Anti-fatigue mats, USB Flash Drives, Hand Truck
One of our past recipients, Adriana’s Attic, has reached out with a list of needs. If you can help, please contact them directly at: Adriana’s Attic, Inc., Attn.: Rita Marullo, 13615 Cepheus Drive, Orlando, FL 32828; (407) 446-8585. Here are the items they’re requesting:
January 2017: Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, $2,970.00 (+$1,000 Alliance match)
March 2017: The Russell Home for Atypical Children, $1,686.24
April 2017: Samaritan Resource Center, $1,091.10
May 2017: New Image Youth Center, $1,040.00
February 2016: Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)/Interfaith Action of SW Florida
March 2016: Samaritan Resource Center
April 2016: Organize Now
May 2016: New Image Youth Center (NYIC)
September 2016: Hope CommUnity Center, $1,123.35
October 2016: Two Spirit Health Services, Inc., $1,468.33
Christmas Eve 2016: Zebra Coalition, $1,537.00
December 2016: Adriana’s Attic, , $824.65
January 2015: Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSCF), $1,571.60 (plus $1,000 matching funds from the Alliance)
February 2015: Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA), $1,272.11
March 2015: Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), $681.31
April 2015: Shepherd’s Hope, $1,127.57
May 2015: New Image Youth Center (NYIC) , $1,179.00
September 2015: Dress2Learn
November 2015: Adriana’s Attic