It has been the custom of First Unitarian Church to Share the Plate once each month. 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 in 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.
Our first Share the Plate of the new church year will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, and will focus on our longtime community ally, Planned Parenthood of SouthWest and Central Florida (PPSWCF). After celebrating its 100th anniversary last year and facing repeated calls from anti-abortion activists to “defund” it, Planned Parenthood remains the nation’s leading reproductive health care provider and advocate. Planned Parenthood’s health centers provide supportive reproductive health care to 2.4 million people in a year. An estimated one in five women has relied on Planned Parenthood health centers for care in her lifetime.
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 new 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, $2,970.00 — Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (+$1,000 Alliance match)
March 2017, $1,686.24 — The Russell Home for Atypical Children
April 2017, $1,091.10 — Samaritan Resource Center
May 2017, $1,040.00 — New Image Youth Center
January 17, 2016 — Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSCF)
February 21, 2016 — Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)/Interfaith Action of SW Florida
March 20, 2016 — Samaritan Resource Center
April 17, 2016 — Organize Now
May 1, 2016 — New Image Youth Center (NYIC)
September 2016, $1,123.35 — Hope CommUnity Center
October 2016, $1,468.33 — Two Spirit Health Services, Inc.
December 2016, $1,537.00 — Zebra Coalition (Christmas Eve)
December 2016, $824.65 — Adriana’s Attic
January 25, 2015, $1,571.60 (plus $1,000 matching funds from the Alliance) — Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSCF)
February 22, 2015, $1,272.11 — Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA)
March 15, 2015 (3rd Sunday), $681.31 — Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
April 26, 2015, $1,127.57 — Shepherd’s Hope
May 3, 2015, $1,179.00 — New Image Youth Center (NYIC)
September 20, 2015 — Dress2Learn
November 15, 2015 — Adriana’s Attic