Share the Plate

 September, 2015

Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center is September’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 caption “Sharing 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 Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center of Milwaukee is September’s STP recipient. In 1976 Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center was formally incorporated as a private non-profit corporation, and in February of that year housed its first residents in their runaway shelter. Ever since then they have continued to serve as a community resource helping youth in crisis, serving as a crisis center/transitional living center for runaways, homeless teens, adolescents and young adults ages 11 to 24. The many services it offers include street outreach, a crisis center, nurturing program, counseling and peer empowerment. They have recently received national attention for the success they have achieved in the area of youth homelessness having been featured in a publication by the ‘National Network for Youth’ entitled “What Works to End Youth Homelessness?”

 

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 go to the ‘Share’ button on our website.


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 (info@ucnorth.org) or post:

Unitarian Church North
13800 North Port Washington
Mequon, WI 53097

Thank you!

UCN Social Justice Committee