Our Share the Plate recipient for September is Call to Care Uganda, a local nonprofit organization based right here in Madison founded by our own, Martha Wells Hoffman. Call to Care Uganda’s mission is bringing health, safety, education and vitality to the people of Uganda through clean, accessible water.
“It all starts with water…” and since 2007, Call to Care Uganda (CTCU) has drilled over 60 deep water wells in villages and schools throughout Uganda, impacting over 50,000 lives! When a community that suffers from water scarcity is provided with a clean/safe source of water to draw from, their lives are transformed. There is improved health, time for girls to attend school, easing of women’s daily burdens, refined living conditions, safety, and self-sustaining change.
Furthermore, during this COVID-19 pandemic, there is no better time to help others gain the ability to wash their hands in clean water, because CLEAN HANDS SAVE LIVES! (Can you imagine not being able to turn on a faucet and wash your hands right now?!) Thank you for your support of this worthy cause.
This year, we hope to use our Share the Plate donations to help stem the effects of racism and discrimination against the marginalized in society who suffer from discrimination and oppression, whether because of race, minority status, economic status, immigration status, and gender identity. By donating 50% of our cash offering each week to a designated organization, we offer our congregation and all who visit SUUS a chance to become aware of the many needs in the area and the opportunity to make a difference in the world.