Share the Plate is a community outreach project that reflects the UUCC social justice philosophy. By donating one half of our Sunday non-pledge collection to a nonprofit group selected by the congregation, the UUCC gives back to the community in a meaningful and ongoing way.

Over the past five years we have donated over $50,000 to various charities and social justice organizations. Some of our recipients have been, South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, Palmetto Place Center for Children, Congaree Riverkeeper, Free Medical Clinic, Planned Parenthood, Harriet Hancock Center, Harvest Hope, Columbia Family Shelter, Meals on Wheels, and Howlmore Animal Shelter.

The organization that is the recipient for the current month is asked to provide a representative to share with the congregation about the work that they are doing to help us better understand their mission and to spend time meeting our members.

The Share the Plate nomination process has been completed. Here are the 2017 winners:

January: Minister’s Discretionary Fund
November: UU Service Committee (Human Rights Programs)
Actual vote counts can be found here.