Share the Plate Recipients

March Share the Plate: The Malcolm X Foundation

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in March will go to The Malcolm X Foundation. The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation is headquartered in Omaha. Founded by Mrs. Rowena Moore in 1971, the Foundation serves as a historical landmark for the birthplace of Malcolm X, now covering 12 acres of manicured greenspace in the heart … Continued

February Service Learning Project: Dental Supplies for Pine Ridge

Our February Service Learning Project will once again help the Pine Ridge Reservation. We will be collecting dental supplies (toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, kids’ books on brushing) and packaging them for Pine Ridge. Please drop off donations in the box in the foyer. On Sunday, February 28, at 10 a.m. on the lower level of church, … Continued

January Share the Plate: NOAH Clinic

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in January will go to the North Omaha Area Health (NOAH) Clinic. The NOAH Clinic provides care to patients regardless of ability to pay, including helping find sources to fund their care. Services include healthy living and cooking information, health screening, exercise, massage therapy, counseling, and support groups. As … Continued

December Share the Plate: Siena/Francis House (Sundays) and Minister’s Discretionary Fund (Christmas Eve)

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received on Sundays in December will go to the Siena/Francis House. Founded in 1975, Nebraska’s largest shelter provides food, emergency shelter, and clothing, along with outreach and case management to homeless families and individuals from Omaha and surrounding communities.  They house a residential chemical addictions treatment center, day services … Continued

November Share the Plate: Together

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in November will go to Together. Together (formerly Together, Inc) is in its 40th year. It is a local homelessness prevention organization, providing emergency resources and navigation to working families in extreme poverty to rebuild housing stability. Clients are working families, single parents, and others who struggle to … Continued

October Share the Plate – Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in October will go to Saving Grace, a perishable food rescue and delivery agency. Their mission is to connect perishable food from local food purveyors to local nonprofits that feed our hungry, while raising awareness and educating the community on food waste and hunger. Saving Grace picks up … Continued

September Share the Plate – My Sister’s Keeper

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in September will go to My Sister’s Keeper. My Sister’s Keeper is Nebraska’s first African-American breast cancer survivor’s support, education, and advocacy group. They provide community education and screening information to decrease the high mortality rate from breast cancer in African-American women. They offer financial assistance for women … Continued

August Share the Plate: Partnership 4 Kids

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in August will go to Partnership 4 Kids. Partnership 4 Kids is 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. Their mission is to partner with our community to guide our youth toward … Continued

July Share the Plate – Centro Latino of Council Bluffs

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering in July will go to Centro Latino of Council Bluffs. Centro Latino is a family services referral service for underserved populations, especially immigrant families, in Council Bluffs. They build community among the 6,000 immigrants dispersed throughout the city as well as make referrals for those in need. 2U member John Knape … Continued

June Share the Plate – Benson Plant Rescue

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in June will go to Benson Plant Rescue. Benson Plant Rescue recycles damaged, overstock, and end of season nursery goods from area retailers, as well as surplus plants from gardeners thinning or changing their gardens. They are provided to those in need in the community at little or … Continued