Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Share the Plate

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Share the Plate is an ongoing social justice activity of this church. Once a month, we share half of all non-pledge income in the offertory basket with a local nonprofit whose mission puts into action one or more of our Principles. Since its implementation, Share the Plate has increased congregants’ awareness of local efforts to improve our community as well as provide them information on how to help. As the name implies, Share the Plate is always split 50-50 between the local charity and our own church.

 

 

August 20, 2017

Believing as we do in the inherent worth and dignity of all human beings, our Share the Plate recipient for August is the International Rescue Committee of Tucson which provides aid and support for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. In Tucson and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives.

 Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 30 U.S. cities, including Tucson.

On their website, https://www.rescue.org/united-states/tucson-az, you can find real facts about refugees and actions that we can take to oppose the administration's ban on refugees.  You can read stories of the refugees who have settled in Tucson and find ways to volunteer.

Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. In Tucson and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them ...

Please plan to make a generous donation to this worthy organization on Share the Plate Sunday, August 20.  If you write a check, make it out to UUCT and remember to put "Share the Plate " or "STP" in the memo line.

Share The Plate Schedule

July 16, 2017—Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona  
August 20, 2017—IRC (International Rescue Committee)
September 17, 2017—    UUJAZ
October 22, 2017—Reveille Men’s Chorus
November 19, 2017— Youth on their Own https://yoto.org/
December 17, 2017— No More Deaths
Holiday Services – Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
January 21, 2018 – Sister Jose’s Women’s Shelter
February 18, 2017—ICS (Interfaith Community Services)
March 18, 2017—NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health/Tucson)
April 15, 2017— Sierra Club, Rincon Chapter
May 20, 2017— Hermitage No-Kill Cat Shelter
June 17, 2018— Southern Arizona CUUPS

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