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.
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.
December 2021 Good Neighbor
Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program is a completely volunteer run program whose mission is to provide donated food, household furnishings, care and compassion to those in need Emeryville and West Oakland.
November 2021 Good Neighbor
Sogorea Te/ Land Trust is an urban, intertribal, women-led trust that facilitates the return of indigenous land to indigenous people. Through the practices of repatriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, Sagorea Te’ calls on native and non native peoples to heal and transform the legacies of colonization and genocide.
October 2021 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 2021 Good Neighbor
UUCB’s Frederick Shaw, a Doctor of Public Health, founded a health project in a large slum in India in 2004 which has made enormous progress in reducing deaths from preventable diseases, infant mortality, childhood malnutrition, etc., by training local staff to teach other residents, especially mothers, how to prevent and treat various common health problems. During the pandemic DIR is providing nourishing food to the most destitute families. When Covid-19 ends, a similar project will be activated in another nearby slum.
August 2021 Good Neighbor
START is a Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) support program designed to increase access, retention, and graduation rates for current or former foster youth at DVC. Their goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment, create a support network, and empower foster youth students to make progress towards self-sufficiency, professional success, and community leadership.