Our Share the Plate recipient for November is Covenant to Care for the Children, an organization we at SUUS have supported for many years. Covenant to Care has worked for 30 years to provide essential goods to children in need in Connecticut, from food and bedding to school supplies and even bikes. For many years now, we have participated through the Adopt a Social Worker Program, collaborating with the social worker for the coastal Connecticut region to help meet the needs of the client families. And, of course, at this time of the year, we also help families have happy holidays by donating gift cards to grocery and budget retail stores. This year, because we meet only virtually, we ask that you send or drop off any gift cards at the SUUS office at 297 Boston Post Road in Madison, where our liaison with Covenant to Care, Barb Francese, will pick them up and deliver them to “our” social worker. If you have any questions about donating gift cards, please contact Barb at home: 203-421-4579.
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.