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.
June 2021 Good Neighbor
To provide comfort and strength to families impacted by gun violence in Richmond and the surrounding areas. And to facilitate a pathway to wellness by providing comfort, navigation of services for victims of violence, and often funds for the burial.
May 2021 Good Neighbor
The mission of the Berkeley Food Pantry is to provide families, especially those with children, with adequate sustenance and nutrition at times when bills for food, rent, health care and other items overwhelm them.
April 2021 Good Neighbor
BORP works to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities through sports, fitness and recreation programs. At BORP, we believe that sports and recreation provide a path to greater achievement to which all people should have access, and we continually strive to make this a reality.
March 2021 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.
February 2021 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 2021 Good Neighbor
Piecing together youth voices, textile art, and community in a 21st Century Sewing Circle.
The Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a youth education program that bridges artistic expression with activism to advocate for social justice. SJSA empowers young people to use sewing to express themselves and create opportunities for growth and change.
December 2020 Good Neighbor
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity We defend the humanity of the immigrant and fight for the rights of the incarcerated. Working at the intersection of spirituality and social movements, we mobilize congregations to take a stand on issues of social justice like immigration and mass incarceration, and we engage people of faith to develop their own leadership so they can stand up against racism, discrimination and the political challenges of the day. We bring a faith voice to social movement coalitions, providing a compassionate religious perspective amidst the clamor of angry political actors.
November 2020 Good Neighbor
Operation Dignity serves homeless and at risk veterans, their families, and the communities they live in. We meet their immediate and long-term needs by providing emergency, transitional, and permanent housing; comprehensive outreach and support services; and a strong peer community, inclusive of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
October 2020 Good Neighbor
Greater Richmond Interfaith Project (GRIP) seeks to eradicate homelessness and revitalize the West County Community through case management, enrichment and training opportunities to help stabilize low to moderate income community members. GRIP uses a unique approach to meet the complex needs of our consumers, by using our multi disciplinary case management team. Our team consists of a housing navigator, families in transitions specialist, mental health professionals and alcohol and other drug counselors.
September 2020 Good Neighbor
The Diverse Housing Working Group (DHWG) is a community-based effort to engage and educate local organizations and individuals about the need for additional diverse housing resources in Albany. We recognize that a strong community includes people from all walks of life and income levels.