Good Neighbor (Sharing Our Collection Plate)
Each month we share our offerings from the Sunday worship services with local and national non-profit organizations serving the community, particularly those serving people in need. A different group is selected each month to receive these much-needed funds.
Each year, through the generosity of UUCB members, friends, and Sunday visitors, more than $20,000 is distributed to these organizations. For more information, or to suggest a new Good Neighbor organization, please contact the Social Justice Council.
July Good Neighbor (sharing our collection plate): Hip Hop 4 Change uses grassroots activism to educate people about socio-economic injustices and advocate for solutions through hip hop culture. Our support will help Hip Hop 4 Change expand their work to creatively reclaim rap in ways that address issues like racism and white supremacy, sexism, bullying, and the environment.
June 2018 Good Neighbor
East Bay Center for the Blind is a non-profit organization that provides services and social activities to a diverse group of people in our community who have low to no vision. Our support of the East Bay Center for the Blind is especially important because many of their clients are not assisted by other agencies.
May 2018 Good Neighbor
Youth Spirit Artworks places homeless and low-income youth and young adults in art-based jobs. This year, Youth Spirit Artworks is helping 158 youth and young adults build strong skills, experience, self-confidence, and income in which they can take great pride.
April 2018 Good Neighbor
YES Nature to Neighborhoods brings together community partners providing services to youth and families in North Richmond. From their Youth Pathway pipeline that provides a decade of guidance and support to at-risk youth to their Adult Pathway that supports parents and caregivers, YES does the important work of linking local families to health and education resources.
March 2018 Good Neighbor
Planting Justice hires people who have been incarcerated and trains them in skills that support fresh produce in neighborhoods that have a history of limited access to fresh food. Your generosity will help Planting Justice empower even more people impacted by mass incarceration with skills and resources to cultivate food sovereignty, economic justice, and healing.
February 2018 Good Neighbor
YEAH Berkeley stands for Youth Engagement, Advocacy, and Housing. This organization helps youth set goals and create lives they want while providing shelter, food, counseling, and other necessities to homeless youth in our community.
January 2018 Good Neighbor
The Berkeley Food Pantry is a non-profit organization providing monthly bags of nutritious and delicious emergency groceries to Berkeley and Albany residents in need.
December 2017 Good Neighbor
Berkeley Food and Housing Project provides emergency food, shelter,
housing placement and support services to homeless individuals and families.
November 2017 Good Neighbor
The Richmond Emergency Food Pantry is a 100% volunteer organization. The Pantry’s only administrative expenses are rent, insurance and the cost of a once-a-year fundraising mailing. Every penny beyond that is spent on the food operations, putting food into the hands of more than 40,000 hungry people in our local community.
October 2017 Good Neighbor
Responding to the Call to Service, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) transforms the lives of homeless, hungry and disenfranchised people.