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.
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
October 2017 Good Neighbor
Responding to the Call to Service, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) transforms the lives of homeless, hungry and disenfranchised people.Continue reading →
September 2017 Good Neighbor
September Good Neighbor (sharing our offerings): Read-Aloud Volunteer Program is a relationship-based program that fosters in children the joy and love of learning through reading and story-telling. The Read-Aloud Volunteer Program is a non-profit organization that recruits and places adult volunteers to read one-on-one with children in Richmond and San Pablo Elementary schools.Continue reading →
August 2017 Good Neighbor
The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California advances justice in our state by cultivating and connecting leaders and communities, and by empowering the public voice of those who share UU values and principles.Continue reading →
July 2017 Good Neighbor
Bay Area Community Land Trust. A non-profit organization to support community ownership of land and community improvements — with a vision of permanently affordable, resident-owned cooperative housing communities to benefit workers, families, students, seniors, disabled, low and middle income folks from diverse backgrounds, now and forever.Continue reading →
June 2017 Good Neighbor
Developing Indigenous Resources is a small NGO testing an innovative approach to development in selected slums in Punjab, India. When a permanent solution has been brought to any serious, chronic problem, it is almost invariably brought by the people who have the problem. We facilitate the people in developing countries solving their own problems, thereby enabling them to bring about their own form of national development.Continue reading →