Every month UUFF has one Sunday collection plate that is designated as the “Share the Plate”.  This means that 50% of the plate that is not marked as fulfilling pledge commitments goes to a charity that is selected by the Social Action Committee.  These are the charities who have received contributions or will be receiving contributions in FY 2019-20:

July 14, 2019:  Silent Spring Institute $377  – Researching the Environment and Women’s Health. Silent Spring Institute is staffed and led by researchers dedicated to science that serves the public interest.

August 11, 2019:  Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Central American Migrant Justice– $454.Violence, impunity, and corruption have forced thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes. All people have the rights to safety, human dignity, and a process to seek asylum.

September 8, 2019:  South Coastal Counties Legal Services – $360 South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc. (SCCLS) is a nonprofit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low income families, elders, victims of crime, and people with disabilities in our communities.

October 13, 2019: Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition – $267 The Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

November 10, 2019:  Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project – $398  We effortlessly learn the language we grow up with. The Wampanoags have undertaken the task of reviving and learning a language spoken for hundred and hundreds of years prior to the Pilgrims arriving.

December 13, 2019: Grandmothers Against Gun Violence – $341 is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization focusing on gun violence prevention and firearm safety. They work to understand the complexities of gun violence prevention and to participate in finding solutions. Their mission includes advocating for public policy and legislation leading to reduced gun violence in our communities.
January 12, 2020:  No Place for Hate Falmouth The annual Falmouth Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Day Breakfast  is run by No Place for Hate Falmouth in commemoration of Dr. King’s legacy and in celebration of the principles of human rights and non-violence to which he dedicated his life. Our Share the Plate contributions will help support the event and associated programs, and help to keep the admission cost of the breakfast low so that all may attend.
February 16, 2020:  Cape Cod PATH – People Against Trafficking Humans   Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. It is a criminal activity in which traffickers use force, fraud or coercion to control victims for purposes of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against their will. There are more slaves NOW then any time in history. Cape Cod PATH’s Mission: To eliminate human trafficking on Cape Cod through education, outreach and collaboration. Please give generously to this important organization.
March 8, 2020:  UUFF Youth Group Service trip to Bahamas Supplies:  The youth group is planning a trip to the Bahamas to work on the hurricane disaster relief.  They need to bring funds to pay for supplies that they will need to do the work.  Please support this effort.  The trip will be the week of April 19, 2020.