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.
October 2022 Good Neighbor
GRIP is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic coalition of congregations from varied faiths working together as a diverse and inclusive coalition dedicated to helping those of the community in need to transition to self-sufficiency. Their mission statement: “Responding to the Call to Service, GRIP transforms the lives of homeless, hungry and disenfranchised people.”
September 2022 Good Neighbor
Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) is an interfaith art jobs and job training program located in Berkeley, California which is committed to empowering homeless and low-income San Francisco Bay Area young people, ages 16-25.
August 2022 Good Neighbor
No More Tears (NMT) is a violence- and crime-prevention program founded in 2002 by men incarcerated at San Quentin and concerned citizens both seeking to remedy the rise of violent crime in their communities and reduce the recidivism rate of returning citizens.
July 2022 Good Neighbor
June 2022 Good Neighbor
May 2022 Good Neighbor
Emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing and permanent supportive housing with support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
April 2022 Good Neighbor
In partnership with nature, YES nurtures leaders who champion the wellbeing of the community.
Its vision is for Richmond youth, adults and families to lead healthy, connected lives; motivate change in their neighborhoods; and inspire a safe, thriving community.
March 2022 Good Neighbor
Improves equitable access to cancer information, support and care.
The Women’s Cancer Resource Center helps people with cancer navigate through the often overwhelming health care system so that they can get the appropriate care and treatment they need.
All of their programs and services are free.
February 2022 Good Neighbor
Collaborising‘s mission is to explore humanity through social and cultural exchange by primarily focusing on race equity work and also a community gardening project on the Richmond Greenway
January 2022 Good Neighbor
Read-Aloud Volunteer Program is a relationship-based program that fosters in children the joy and love of learning through reading and story-telling. Our goal is to build a structure of volunteers to support and improve reading outcomes for children in under-resourced communities in Richmond, CA and surrounding areas.