Share the Plate Recipients

July Share the Plate: Community Alliance

One half of 2U’s offering collected in July will go to the Community Alliance. Community Alliance, especially its day program, helps mentally ill persons recover by offering concrete support in the form of food and housing assistance for those who need it, medication assistance, and counseling. They also teach classes on subjects ranging from managing … Continued

June Share the Plate: Refugee Empowerment Center

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in June will go to The Refugee Empowerment Center. The goal of the Refugee Empowerment Center is to resettle and empower refugees to become self-sufficient through direct services and educational programs. These programs include English language learning, driver’s education training, and a Job Club. To find out more … Continued

May Share the Plate: Whispering Roots

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in May will go to Whispering Roots. Whispering Roots provides fresh, locally grown, food for socially and economically disadvantaged communities. In addition, their cutting-edge school programs teach science, technology, engineering and math by using “Hands On” experiential learning. To find out about more about Whispering Roots, visit their website: … Continued

April Share the Plate: The Urban League of Nebraska

One half of Second Unitarian’s offering received in March will go to The Urban League of Nebraska. The Urban League of Nebraska is an empowering voice in the community – advocating for economic self-reliance, parity, power, civil rights and equal opportunity for all. Their vision is to lead Nebraska in closing the social economic gap … Continued

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