Share the Plate


Every Sunday Tapestry contributes one-half of all undesignated collections received during services to support a specific organization or charity that aligns with, and advances, our Unitarian Universalist principles. If you have a favorite 501(c)(3) organization that promotes UU principles, please send your suggestions to sharetheplate@uutapestry.org.

You can see where our past and current Share-the-Plate donations are going to below.

In 2023 we gave $2,446.50 to charities through our share-the-plate program. Below you will find a listing of all the organizations we have shared our plate with since we started the program in March of 2019.

DatesOrganization NameDescriptionWebsite
March, 2024UBarU Permaculture ProjectThe world is faced with multiple environmental dilemmas, which are often exacerbated through human interaction. Among other things, our consumption lifestyle has led us down a path of possible extinction, but we can undo what we have done much faster than people realize. The most pressing of these dilemmas include soil erosion, deforestation, and pollution. Permaculture seeks to address these problems by partnering ecosystem interactions through intelligent ecological design.www.ubaru.org
February, 2024Worthy NowThe Worthy Now prison ministries network includes individuals and groups working together so that all imprisoned people know that they are inherently Worthy Now of love and justice.worthynow.org
January, 2024World Central KitchenWorld Central Kitchen is the first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises. By partnering with organizations on the ground WCK serves comforting meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively. Providing nourishment, comfort and hope in times of crisis.wck.org
December, 2023Houston Humane SocietyHouston Humane Society is an animal shelter and veterinary clinic providing free spay/neuter and annual vaccines to low income families. They are dedicated and working towards ending animal cruelty, abuse and over population while providing the highest quality of life to those brought to them for care.www.houstonhumane.org
November, 2023American Civil Liberties UnionThe ACLU defends the civil rights and liberties of all people in Texas in the courts, the legislature, and the streets.www.aclu.org
October, 2023Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts Student Art ContestThe contest recognizes the artistic achievements of students in Northwest Houston and fosters their continued access to art education. We gave $185.www.pearlmfa.org
September, 2023Northwest Assistance MinistriesNorthwest Assistance Ministries is a nonprofit, community-based, multi-program social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas including food, shelter, health, education, safety and financial education. This year marks 40 years of helping the community in the northwest Houston area. Volunteers are desperately needed. We gave $230.50.www.namonline.org
August, 2023Bayou Land ConservancyThe Bayou Land Conservancy, or BLC, has been at the forefront of land preservation in the Houston region for more than 25 years. It was nationally accredited by the Land Trust Alliance in 2012. Accreditation is a prestigious acknowledgment that BLC is committed to professional excellence and to maintaining the public’s trust in conservation work. It also confirms the BLC’s compliance with national quality standards and provides continued assurance to donors and landowners of its commitment to forever steward their lands. The BLC has protected over 14,000 acres of precious green space at 61 preserves in the Houston region for flood control, clean water, and wildlife. We gave $187.bayoulandconservancy.org
July, 2023Feeding AmericaFeeding America is the largest charity working to end hunger in the United States. They partner with food banks, food pantries, and local food programs to bring food to people facing hunger. They advocate for policies that create long-term solutions to hunger. We gave $183.www.feedingamerica.org
June, 2023UU Ministry for EarthUnitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth is a seedbed for spiritual grounding and education that inspires deep practices of Earth care, justice and flourishing for all. Since 1989, their focus has been on how to make the Seventh Principle more central to members, congregations, and the Association.www.uumfe.org
May, 2023UBarUUbarU is a Unitarian Universalist Camp and Retreat Center in the rugged ranch land of the Hill Country near Kerrville, Texas. Their mission is to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educational, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist principles and the land.ubaru.org
April, 2023Trees for HoustonThis month’s share-the-plate offering is going to Trees for Houston, a nonprofit organization dedicated to planting, protecting and promoting trees in the greater Houston area since 1983. Now celebrating their 36th anniversary with over half a million trees planted, they grow, plant and maintain over 20,000 trees each year for a multitude of projects across the greater Houston region. They take requests from the public to plant trees wherever they may benefit the public, and will plant a tree to honor someone's memory or other special occasion. They maintain the trees for 2 years after planting them. Trees reduce air pollution, provide oxygen, reduce urban heat and home cooling bills by shading buildings and concrete. Trees provide food and habitat for wildlife. Trees reduce storm water runoff and slow erosion. Not least of all trees reduce stress and beautify our surroundings. Your donation allows Trees For Houston to plant and maintain vibrant, healthy neighborhoods throughout the Houston region.www.treesforhouston.org
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