UUCHV, like many UU congregations, takes an offering every Sunday to help support our operating budget. We also give a portion of that money away every Sunday. We call this "Sharing the Plate". Each month, a local organization that works against oppression and inequality is chosen by the Social Justice Committee. The SJC makes sure all organizations chosen are using their donations wisely. Occasionally, someone from the organization will come and speak about the work they do.
Sharing the plate is a meaningful way for us to share what we have with others and to make sure we are putting not only our thoughts, prayers and hands, but also our money, where our mouths are.
Share the Plate for April 2017
During the month of May, the Social Justice Committee has designated The LOFT as the "Share the Plate" recipient. Located in White Plains, New York, The LOFT is a not-for-profit, community-based organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community of the lower Hudson Valley. The LOFT works to further the cause for inclusion, diversity and pride through education, advocacy and celebration. The LOFT was formed in 1983 when individuals from the Gay Men’s Alliance of the Hudson Valley and the Lesbian Task Force joined forces to create one organization. Today, because of the foresight of these brave pioneers, The LOFT continues to serve the LGBT community of The Lower Hudson Valley. The UUCHV has supported The LOFT through a Second Collection/Share the Plate since 1997. For more information, please go to the website: http://www.loftgaycenter.org/index.html
It is SJ's hope that the UUCHV will support this effort. The Social Justice Committee welcomes suggestions for 'Share the Plate' offerings. Please give your suggestion to Bearni Croft or Bob Hudson.
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