The fellowship shares half of undesignated donations received following our Sunday services with a community organization or charity that does work consistent with our UU values and mission, organizations involved in promoting community services and social justice. In the past, this has always been an organization in our area. The UUFP Side With Love social justice circle has decided that this month’s Share the Plate recipient will be a well-known and respected organization that actually resides far afield in Montgomery, Alabama. For the month of February we wanted to uplift an organization that supported our values, in particular those related to justice and the rights of people of color.
For the month of February, we have selected the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as our Share the Plate partner. The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. SPLC tackles the issues of hate and extremism, children’s right, immigrant justice, LGBTQ rights, economic justice, criminal justice and voting rights. To learn more visit Southern Poverty Law Center.
To donate, mail a check to the fellowship (4 Palmer St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901) and indicate “Share the Plate” on the memo line. You can also text “GIVE” to 518-594-8008.
We are interested in hearing about ideas that you may have for potential beneficiaries of Share the Plate. Please submit any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include a short description of the charity or organization.
In the past several months we have raised the following amounts for local charities: $365 for Interfaith Food Shelf (as part of our Christmas Eve Service)
$335 for North Country Center for Independence
$522.50 for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
$122.50 for the PreK Lending Library.
Thank you for your support!