Share the Plate Recipients

August Share the Plate – Omaha Permaculture

  Permaculture is a sustainable way of living in which you enhance the productivity of your land to potentially develop an edible landscape. It is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch … Continued

July Share the Plate – American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States Constitution and laws of Nebraska guarantee everyone in the Cornhusker state. These rights include: Your First Amendment rights – freedom of speech, association … Continued

June Share the Plate – Tai Chi for Balance

Tai Chi for Balance is a program for Seniors offered through a partnership with Friendship Program, Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, and CHI Health.  The classes are twice a week at Senior Centers in Omaha.  Suggested voluntary donation is 50 cents per class.  This allows low income Seniors to participate. Tai Chi for Balance teaches … Continued

May Share the Plate – National Alliance on Mental Illness

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Nebraska provides statewide support to families and friends of individuals with mental illness. We also educate the public about mental illness using literature, speaking engagements, videos, workshops, conferences and this website. In addition, through ongoing communication with mental health professionals and public officials, we are seeking to improve and … Continued

April Share the Plate: Heartland Workers Center

The Share the Plate organization for April is the Heartland Workers Center. The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) was founded in 2009 after listening to hundreds of stories from workers in meatpacking, construction, restaurants, and cleaning. A vision was born to create a new model of organizing that entails finding and developing leaders, training them on … Continued

March Share the Plate: Intercultural Senior Center

One half of our offering will be shared with the Intercultural Senior Center (ISC). Many seniors in our community, including immigrant and refugee seniors, have physical and mental health, education, emotional, and legal needs that go unmet. ISC actively welcomes seniors from around the world with culturally-appropriate, high-quality services and programs. Their mission is to improve … Continued

February Share the Plate: Justice for Our Neighbors

The Share the Plate organization for February is Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFONNE). One half of our offering for the month of February will be shared with JFON-NE, a metro Omaha-based nonprofit, is a chapter of National Justice For Our Neighbors, a network of 14 state chapters offering more than 35 legal clinics … Continued

January Share the Plate: Partnership 4 Kids

The Share the Plate organization for January is Partnership 4 Kids. One half of our offering for the month of January will be shared with Partnership 4 Kids –  a goal-setting and group-mentoring program that builds hope for underserved students and helps them create a foundation for success from kindergarten to careers. To find out … Continued

December Share the Plate: The Stephen Center

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in December will go to the Stephen Center. The Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty. Find out more at: stephencenter.org  

November Share the Plate: Food Bank for the Heartland

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in November will go to Food Bank for the Heartland. Food Bank for the Heartland distributes food to 530 food pantries, schools, emergency shelters and other nonprofit partners. They are the largest food bank in Nebraska and Iowa, serving 93 counties in the two-state region. For every dollar they receive, … Continued