At UU Wellesley Hills, half of all Sunday plate collections between September and June benefit social justice causes selected by our Social Justice Council.  Recipients are usually organizations in which we play an active role or which have a denominational affiliation--often those with which we are actively involved as the result of a Social Justice Ministry Team initiative or youth Service-Learning trip. At times, the Social Justice Council may sponsor plate collections in response to other, critical and specific needs that arise (e.g. supporting natural disaster victims).

Social Justice Plate Collection Recipients for 2018-19

September 9: OUT MetroWest
September 16: Camp Starfish projects
October 7: Family Promise Metrowest
October 14: Merrimack Valley gas explosion victims (organization TBD)
November 4: Bristol Lodge cooking
November 18: UU Urban Ministry
December 9: UUA Disaster Relief Fund
December 16: UU Service Committee
Xmas Eve: UU United Nations Office for the “Every Child is Our Child” program
January 6: World of Wellesley/MLK Breakfast
January 20: BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism)
February 10: UU Mass Action
February 24: Transylvanian Partner Church (ministerial stipend)
March 3: UU Urban Ministry
March 17: Bristol Lodge cooking
March 24: Green Sanctuary Team designee
April 21: Camp Starfish projects
May 19: Family Promise Metrowest
June 16: Transylvanian Partner Church (summer and enrichment programming)

Social Justice Plate Collection Recipients for 2017-18

September 10:    OUT MetroWest
September 17:    Camp Starfish projects
October 8:            UU Urban Ministry, Believe in Success Program
October 22:         OUT MetroWest
November 5:       Family Promise Metrowest
November 19:     Bristol Lodge cooking
December 3:       Transylvanian Partner Church
Christmas Eve:   Hurricane relief
January 7:            World of Wellesley
January 21:          UU Service Committee
February 4:          BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism)
February 11:        Bristol Lodge
March 4:               UU Urban Ministry
March 18:             Green Sanctuary designee
April 1:                  UU Service Committee
April 8:                  Family Promise Metrowest
April 22:                Green Sanctuary designee
April 29:                Transylvanian Partner Church
May 20:                 Burundi Unitarian refugees
June 10:                 Burundi Unitarian refugees
June 17:                 Camp Starfish projects

Remaining collections will be determined by the Social Justice Council at a future meeting.
 

 Social Justice Plate Collection Recipients for 2016-17

September 11:               OUT MetroWest
September 18:               N/A (Plate went to the UU Wellesley operating budget.)
September 25:               N/A
October 2:                      Camp Starfish projects
October 9:                      Camp Starfish projects
October 16:                    UU Wellesley Green Sanctuary Fund
October 22:                    UU Wellesley Green Sanctuary Fund
October 30:                    UU Service Committee (Haiti Relief)
November 6:                  UU Service Committee (Haiti Relief)
November 13:                Bristol Lodge cooking
November 20:                Bristol Lodge cooking
November 27:                Standing Rock Sioux Nation (Oceti Sakowin Camp)
December 4:                  Standing Rock Sioux Nation (Oceti Sakowin Camp)
December 11:                Malala Fund
December 18:                Malala Fund
Christmas Eve:              UNICEF (100% of collection will benefit Syrian refugee children)
December 25:                UNICEF
January 1:                      Transylvanian Partner Church
January 8:                      Transylvanian Partner Church
January 15:                    Int'l Council of UUs, Burundi Relief Fund
January 22:                    Int'l Council of UUs, Burundi Relief Fund
January 29:                    OUT MetroWest
February 5:                    OUT MetroWest
February 12:                  UU Urban Ministry/Believe in Success program
February 19:                  UU Urban Ministry/Believe in Success program
February 26:                  Family Promise
March 5:                         Family Promise
March 12:                      Green Sanctuary designee
March 19:                      Green Sanctuary designee
March 26:                      Camp Starfish projects
April 2:                           Camp Starfish projects
April 9:                           Bristol Lodge cooking          
April 16:                         Bristol Lodge cooking
April 23:                         Family Promise Metrowest                          
April 30:                         Family Promise Metrowest
May 7:                            UU Urban Ministry        
May 14:                          UU Urban Ministry           
May 21:                          UU Service Committee        
May 28:                          UU Service Committee
June 4:                            Transylvanian Partner Church
June 11:                          Transylvanian Partner Church                           
June 18:                          UU Mass Action