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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 sharetheplate@orlandouu.org.

2017–2018 RECIPIENTS

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

September 2017: Planned Parenthood of SouthWest and Central Florida (PPSWCF),
October 2017:
November 2017:
December 2017:  Zebra Coalition, $986
Christmas Eve 2017: Florida Immigrant Coalition (FIC), $1421.84
January 2018: New Image Youth Center (NIYC), $1,582.21
February 2018: Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
March 2018:
April 2018:
May 2018:


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 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/




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

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

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


January 2016:  Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSCF)

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

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

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

October 2015:

November 2015:  Adriana’s Attic

December 2015: