Share the Plate

 December, 2015

“Guitars for Vets” is December’s Share the Plate Recipient


UCN acts directly to live our principle of “justice, equity, and compassion in human relationships.”  Through the Share the Plate program UCN supports, with monthly donations from offerings, humanitarian and social justice programs in the greater Milwaukee community, other Wisconsin communities, nationally and internationally. Each month, fifty per cent of the cash and fifty per cent of checks written to UCN with the memo “Share the Plate” are donated to a non-profit program that is advocating for humanitarian and social justice issues. Candidates are nominated by a member or friend of the congregation, then reviewed and approved by our Social Justice Committee.


The Social Justice Committee is pleased to announce that “Guitars for Vets” is our December recipient of our Share the Plate offerings. “Guitars for Vets” was organized to help veterans struggling with physical injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other service-related emotional disorders through the healing power of music. “Guitars for Vets” provides free guitar instruction, a new acoustic guitar and a guitar accessory kit in a structured program run by volunteers, primarily through the Department of Veteran Affairs’ facilities and community-based medical centers.


“Guitars for Vets” is certified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit program, and is not directly funded through the Department of Veteran Affairs. Rather, it is funded through both individual and corporate donations. No veterans are excluded from membership or from receiving services offered by this worthy program.


All of us are aware of non-profit organizations that are doing important work in addressing the significant social problems we face here in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. Please consider nominating an organization that you feel is a worthy recipient. For more information about Share the Plate please contact me, or go to the ‘Share’ button on our website.

Mark Bruhy, Social Justice Committee




Past Share the Plate Recipients

How to Nominate an Organization for Share the Plate

The Social Justice Committee needs and accepts nominations for Share the Plate throughout the year.  Please consider nominating a special program or agency you know about. A nomination form is available from the office.

Nominations for recipients of the SHARE THE PLATE offerings are open. If you would like to nominate your favorite non-profit program contact the church office. To nominate an organization, complete this form and return it to the church via email ( or post:

Unitarian Church North
13800 North Port Washington
Mequon, WI 53097

Thank you!

UCN Social Justice Committee