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.
During the month of September, UUCHV will “Share the Plate" with the UUSC Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) in developing a recovery and relief fund. Half of all funds raised will go to at-risk populations served by UUSC partners and the other half of the funds will support Unitarian Universalist congregations and members of those congregations most affected by the storm. Those funds will be administered by a group of leaders in the UUA’s Southern Region, which includes the states across the southeast from Texas to South Carolina, and from most of Virginia to Florida. Using their eye-to-eye partnership model, UUSC will work with and support local grassroots community partners on the ground in Texas serving at-risk populations who may not be able to access relief services and who are traditionally left out of mainstream response efforts. UUSC and their partners will work to bolster locally led relief efforts that are serving immigrant families, in particular young mothers and their children. As recovery begins, UUSC will continue to get updates and work with partners to ensure their needs are met. For more information please visit the website <giving.uua.org>
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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley 2021 Albany Post Road PO Box 117 Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520