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Share the Plate with Puente De La Costa Sur on June 16

For 26 years, the nonprofit Puente has provided essential services to Seniors, farmworkers, low-income families, and students (preschool through college). As the region’s only Community Resource Center, Puente serves Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar, and San Gregorio. Puente both advocates and leverages resources that foster economic prosperity and security, and promote individual and community health. Highlights of … Continue reading Share the Plate with Puente De La Costa Sur on June 16

Share The Plate Recipients for 2024-2025

Each year since 2006, UUFRC has dedicated a monthly “Share the Plate” Sunday offering to a non-profit organization selected by the Fellowship. The following 10 organizations were selected for 2024 – 2025: Thanks to everyone who nominated organizations, and for the generosity of our community!

Share the Plate with ReEvolution on Sunday, May 19

On Sunday, May 19th, we will have the opportunity to support the powerful and selfless work of the ReEvolution Group. ReEvolution creates solutions to generations of harm and inequity. Initiatives to reduce incarceration, heal harm and build communities. Our mission is to facilitate a circle of intergenerational healing and support to reduce the risk of incarceration … Continue reading Share the Plate with ReEvolution on Sunday, May 19

Nominate Candidates for UUFRC Share the Plate by Sunday, April 28

Are you looking to raise the profile of your favorite charity? The Social Action Committee will hold an election in May to choose 10 organizations to receive a ‘Share the Plate’ collection in the coming year: July 2024 through June 2025.  To be eligible for Share The Plate, your organization must have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and … Continue reading Nominate Candidates for UUFRC Share the Plate by Sunday, April 28

Share The Plate with Insight-Out / The GRIP Training Institute on March 17

At our March 17th service, we will have the opportunity to support the powerful peacemaking work of the Guiding Rage into Power (GRIP) Training Institute. GRIP is a year-long transformative program that provides tools that enable incarcerated men to “turn the stigma of being a violent offender into a badge of being a non-violent Peacekeeper.” … Continue reading Share The Plate with Insight-Out / The GRIP Training Institute on March 17

Share the Plate with One Life Counseling Center on February 18

One Life Counseling Center in San Carlos, is a non-profit whose mission is to provide easy access to counseling, education, & opportunities to connect through service. One Life offers individual & group therapy, community & school based programs (including school counselors in San Carlos, Belmont, & Redwood City public schools), & food & diaper distribution. … Continue reading Share the Plate with One Life Counseling Center on February 18

Share the Plate with Sequoia High School Dream Club on January 21

On Sunday, Jan 21st, we will donate our offering to the Sequoia High School Dream Club. The club’s mission is to help create limitless educational opportunities for undocumented students and our contribution goes directly to the club’s college scholarship fund. Our funds help Dream Club graduates continue their educations after high school. Dream Club members … Continue reading Share the Plate with Sequoia High School Dream Club on January 21

Share the Plate with Faith In Action Bay Area on December 17

This Sunday’s Share-the-Plate is for FIABA (Faith in Action Bay Area). It seeks to build strong personal and community bonds across ethnic, religious, and class boundaries and to develop leadership among those in the most impacted areas. Currently its central goal is seeking more secure and healthy housing for all in our community. The offering … Continue reading Share the Plate with Faith In Action Bay Area on December 17

Share the Plate with Sonrisas Dental Health on November 19

Sonrisas Dental Health is a non-profit dental center dedicated to providing access to quality dental care and oral health education to our community, working to improve the health of our community members through culturally sensitive, integrated care, with a focus on disease prevention. 75% of patient visits at Sonrisas serve low-income individuals and we offer … Continue reading Share the Plate with Sonrisas Dental Health on November 19

Share the Plate with Upward Scholars on October 15

Many immigrants come to the United States for a better life but find themselves stuck in low-wage jobs, struggling to make ends meet and support their families.  That’s what motivates Redwood City-based Upward Scholars to provide adult immigrants the boost they need to move up the economic ladder through education and career development support. Upward Scholars promotes … Continue reading Share the Plate with Upward Scholars on October 15

Share the Plate with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley on September 17 

UUFRC has had a long standing relationship with Second Harvest, and it is eminently worthy of our financial support, along with our volunteer efforts. Founded in 1974, it is one of the largest food banks in the country and has consistently received a 4/4 star rating from Charity Navigator. The organization distributes nutritious groceries through a network of … Continue reading Share the Plate with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley on September 17 

Share the Plate with St. Francis Center of Redwood City on July 16

In the words of nominator John Anning, the St. Francis Center in Redwood City is “local, practical, and proven. I have a dear friend whose whole family was saved from homelessness through the intervention of the St Francis Center, and UUFRC has done several clothing drives for them in the past. They provide immigration counseling, … Continue reading Share the Plate with St. Francis Center of Redwood City on July 16

Share The Plate Recipients for 2023-2024

Each year since 2006, the Social Action Committee solicits nominations for non-profit organizations to which UUFRC will give one week’s Sunday collection. The following 10 organizations were selected for 2023 – 2024: Thanks to everyone who nominated organizations, and for the generosity of our community!

Share the Plate with Sonrisas Dental Health on April 16

Sonrisas Dental Health is a non-profit dental center dedicated to providing access to quality dental care and oral health education to our community, working to improve the health of our community members through culturally sensitive, integrated care, with a focus on disease prevention.  70% of patient visits at Sonrisas serve low-income individuals and we offer an income-based Affordable … Continue reading Share the Plate with Sonrisas Dental Health on April 16

Nominate Candidates for UUFRC Share the Plate by Sunday, April 30

Are you looking to raise the profile of your favorite charity? The Social Action Committee will hold an election in May to choose 10 organizations to receive a ‘Share the Plate’ collection in the coming year: July 2023 through June 2024.  To be eligible for Share The Plate, your organization must have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status … Continue reading Nominate Candidates for UUFRC Share the Plate by Sunday, April 30

Share the Plate with Faith In Action Bay Area on February 19

Please join us in supporting Faith in Action Bay Area, our February “Share the Plate” recipient, on Sunday, February 19.  Faith in Action is led by those most affected by injustice, seeking solutions to issues such as affordable housing and renters’ protections, right here in San Mateo County.  The organization seeks to build and maintain relationships across … Continue reading Share the Plate with Faith In Action Bay Area on February 19