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Share the Plate


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 sharetheplate@orlandouu.org.

Current-Year Recipients

As we have done in the past, we select eight organizations and Rev. Kathy and Children’s RE select the other two.

September 24, 2017

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.

Clean the World Needs

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 info@cleantheworld.org 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

Adriana’s Attic Call for Help, August 2017

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:

  1. Clothes and shoes for all ages.
  2. School supplies — backpacks (new or very gently used), 24-count crayons and pencils, #2 pencils, children’s scissors, 1-subject notebooks, black or blue pens (do you have some around you got free at a meeting?), pencil sharpeners, markers, and white lined paper.
  3. Newborn baby clothes and supplies.
  4. Canned and boxed food for the emergency pantry.
  5. Toys, pots and pans, kitchen items, towels and sheets, craft supplies, socks, underwear, and deodorant.
  6.  FREE items to donate: used magazines, plastic hangers, hotel-size soap, shampoo and lotion, toothbrushes and toothpaste from your dentist, gifts you do not want for bingo prizes, sample makeup, pads of paper from conferences, etc.

Thank you for all the generosity and kindness shown to Adriana’s Attic, Inc. http://www.adrianasatticinc.org/


Past Recipients

January 2017, $2,970.00Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida  (+$1,000 Alliance match)

February 2017, $1,350.12Coalition of Immokalee Workers/Alliance for Fair Food

March 2017, $1,686.24The Russell Home for Atypical Children

April 2017, $1,091.10Samaritan Resource Center

May 2017, $1,040.00New 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, $1,123.35Hope CommUnity Center

October 2016, $1,468.33Two Spirit Health Services, Inc.

November 2016, $1,131.00Organize Now/Florida Institute for Reform and Empowerment (FIRE)

December 2016, $1,537.00Zebra Coalition (Christmas Eve)

December 2016, $824.65Adriana’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, $1,272.11Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA)

March 15, 2015 (3rd Sunday), $681.31Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

April 26, 2015, $1,127.57Shepherd’s Hope

May 3, 2015, $1,179.00New Image Youth Center (NYIC) 

September 20, 2015 — Dress2Learn

November 15, 2015 — Adriana’s Attic