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.
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.
August 2020 Good Neighbor
Emeryville Citizens Assistance Program‘s mission is to provide food, household furnishings, care and compassion to those in need in Emeryville, California and the surrounding Bay Area communities.
July 2020 Good Neighbor
The mission of Youth Spirit Artworks is to use art jobs and jobs training to empower and transform the lives of youth, giving young people the skills, experience, and self-confidence needed to meet their full potential.
June 2020 Good Neighbor
YEAH – Youth Engagement Advocacy Housing To support the young adults who are currently homeless, Yeah! provides shelter, food and basic necessities, counseling, individual support, linkages to support youth in gaining housing and opportunities for meaningful community involvement.
May 2020 Good Neighbor
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County recognizes and understands the impact of trauma including the challenge of accessing supportive services. Our mission is to provide a welcoming and safe environment, rooted in the belief that through collaboration with clients at every stage of service healing is possible.
April 2020 Good Neighbor
Women’s Cancer Resource Center helps women with cancer improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance. We serve people with any form of cancer from all backgrounds, economic levels and ethnicities. Our clients include people with new diagnoses, people in remission/survivorship, living with metastatic disease and those receiving and of life care.
March 2020 Good Neighbor
The East Bay Center for the Blind is an innovative, grassroots, nonprofit organization that seeks to empower blind and visually impaired individuals underserved by traditional agencies. We strive to actively facilitate independence, confidence, dignity and self-growth in our community
February 2020 Good Neighbor
Regina’s Door is proud to be a healing artistic space of love and compassion in Oakland, and honored to be a sanctuary of solace for survivors of sex trafficking, young creatives, at-risk youth, homeless youth and women.
January 2020 Good Neighbor
College Is Real. CIR provides education, motivation, resources and support to low-income, minority students who demonstrate academic potential, have college aspirations, and who typically will be the first in their families to attend college. We succeed by having a professional on-site program director and providing each of our students with an experienced mentor.
December 2019 Good Neighbor
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa Co.) recruits, trains, and supports volunteer advocates as a powerful voice for the best interest of abused and neglected children during the court process, in order to help every child ultimately thrive in a stable and permanent home and complete their education.