Share the Plate Recipients

January and February Share the Plate: The Sheltering Tree

The Sheltering Tree builds affordable housing communities for persons over 18, with developmental disabilities. This helps them to pursue their hopes and dreams. The Sheltering Tree creates home like environments in apartment style communities with secure, supervised living to aid these adults to achieve maximum independence, lead productive lives, build friendships and belong and contribute … Continued

December Share the Plate: The Minister’s Discretionary Fund

The Minister’s Discretionary Fund helps provide emergency financial assistance to members of the Second Unitarian community, primarily for utility bills, groceries, rent, and medical needs. ~ the Social Justice Committee  

November Share the Plate: No More Deaths

Every week Second Unitarian donates one half of our offering to a local non-profit organization. This month’s Share the Plate recipient is No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, a ministry of the UU Church of Tucson, AZ. NMD/NMM is an all-volunteer organization that provides humanitarian aid to migrants in the southern deserts of Arizona: water, food, … Continued

October Share the Plate: Black Men United of Omaha

Every week Second Unitarian donates one half of our offering to a local non-profit organization. This month we will “share the plate” with Black Men United of Omaha. Black Men United is a grassroots organization that does advocacy (protects) and economic development (builds) work that focuses on black men of all ages in the Omaha … Continued

September Share the Plate: Raid Relief sponsored by Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island

One half of our September offering will be donated to the Raid Relief fund, sponsored by the Multicultural Coalition of Grand Island. Along with the Multicultural Coalition, the ACLU of Nebraska, Center for Rural Affairs, Centro Hispano Comunitario de Nebraska, Heartland Workers Center, Immigrant Legal Center, and Nebraska Appleseed have come together in response to the Immigration … Continued

August Share the Plate: Youth Emergency Services (YES)

Our August Share the Plate recipient is Youth Emergency Services (YES). Each night, hundreds of youth in the Omaha metro are homeless. Many of these youth have been abused, making it unsafe for them to return home. Many others are facing health, mental health, and substance abuse issues beyond their control. Without proper support and … Continued

July Share the Plate: Habitat for Humanity of Omaha

Our July Share the plate recipient is Habitat for Humanity of Omaha. Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha has partnered with more than 1,425 families in our community to help address their housing issues through homeownership, repairs and community building activities. Did you know that your gift provides a ‘hand up not a hand … Continued

June Share the Plate: Omaha Area Sanctuary Network (OASN)

OASN’s emphasis is on Accompaniment, Education for undocumented immigrants, and Internal education for OASN volunteers. Accompaniment to court hearings or to provide space and assistance for people who have been awarded humanitarian parole are now the major activities of the organization. OASN is also providing a hotline for persons who are in fear of arrest … Continued

May Share the Plate – Black Votes Matter Institute

Our Share the Plate partner for the month of May is Black Votes Matter Institute which funds and conducts an annual educational tour for 40 Omaha high school students to visit more than 15 Southern civil rights venues. The tour includes the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and … Continued

April Share the Plate: Financial Hope Collaborative

  Every month Second Unitarian donates one half of our offering to a local non-profit organization. This month we will “share the plate” with Financial Hope Collaborative. The Financial Success Program (FSP), the main program of the Financial Hope Collaborative, is a 100% grant funded financial education platform. It is a year-long comprehensive financial education and … Continued