Each week, we share one third of our offering with a local nonprofit to show our support for organizations whose work furthers the values expressed in our denomination’s Seven Principles.  We hope that Share the Plate will also bring a greater awareness to the community of Allen Avenue UU Church and Unitarian-Universalist values.

Share the Plate recipients for the 2019-20 church year are:

July – Portland Area Villages (nominated by Clay Atkinson)
August – NAACP Portland (nominated by Isabel Denham)
September – Greater Portland Family Promise
October – In Her Presence (nominated by Anne Marie Catanzano)
November – Project Feed (nominated by Sue Malcolm and Delene Perley)
December – Minister’s Discretionary Fund
January – College Guild (nominated by Beth Miller)
February – Moms Demand Action nominated by Carol Hayden)
March – MUUSAN (nominated by the Social Action Committee)
April – The Locker Project (nominated by Erica Bartlett)
May – Youth Group nominee to be determined
June – Maine Wabanaki REACH (nominated by Carol Larson)

Share the Plate recipients are selected by the Social Action Committee from nominations submitted by members of the congregation, usually for nonprofits for which they volunteer or have some other connection. At the first Sunday service of each month, the person who nominated the selected organization for that month presents an overview of the organization and its work to the congregation.

Instructions for submitting nominations for 2020-21 Share the Plate recipients will be announced in the spring of 2020.