Every month on the 3rd Sunday, UUCC selects a local nonprofit agency to support through a financial donation of half of that Sunday’s collection.  Below you will find this month’s recipient and a list of past recipients. And you don’t have to wait until  Share the Plate Sunday to contribute.Anytime leading up to Sunday, you can visit our website (uucc.org/donate) or text the amount you want to donate to (833) 624-0157 to make a donation.

This Month’s Share the Plate Organization is

A Step Ahead Chattanooga

The mission of A Step Ahead Chattanooga (ASAC) is to provide information about and free access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs). ASAC empowers women to time their pregnancies for if/when they feel socially, emotionally, and financially ready. A Step Ahead Chattanooga provides services to any woman of reproductive age who lives or attends school in southeast Tennessee, regardless of income or insurance status.

Upcoming Share the Plate Partners

Welcome Home of Chattanooga:  Welcome Home of Chattanooga’s mission is to provide shelter, healing and compassionate end of life care for those in need. They are a home for those with a terminal illness and have nowhere to go for end of life care.  (September 20th, 2020)

UUCC Benevolence Fund (October 18th, 2020)

Metropolitan Ministries: Metropolitan Ministries began as a mission venture of the Episcopal Commission of Southeast Tennessee in 1979, operating out of Christ Church, a local downtown parish. The founders’ goal was to answer the calls for emergency financial assistance to those in our community who just can’t make it, for whatever reasons. Partnering with other developing initiatives, new organizations were created collaboratively to provide a safety-net for those among us who had exhausted all other options. (November 15th, 2020)

Chattanooga Community Kitchen Chattanooga Community Kitchen’s  mission is to meet the most basic needs of hungry, homeless and vulnerable people in our community while offering a clear path to self-sufficiency. ( December 13th, 2020)

Bridge Refugee Services:  Bridge Refugees Services Inc. works with the communities of Knoxville and Chattanooga to connect refugees to opportunities to grow and connect to their new homeland. (January 17th, 2021)

La Paz Chattanooga:  La Paz promotes inclusion of the Hispanic and Latinx community in Southeast Tennessee. Since opening its doors in 2004, they have worked to build and establish trust with Chattanooga’s diverse Latinx demographics through programs and services created to empower and engage our community. serving more than 6,000 individuals. (February 21, 2021)