On Sunday, May 19th, immediately before Annual Congregational Meeting, our Voting Members and Friends present will be polled to help select which local nonprofits will Share-Our-Plate next church year. The organizations you nominated are shown below. When we Share-Our-Plate, we give all our Sunday morning plate collections for an entire month to a selected local nonprofit (except donations otherwise designated). Members also volunteer to help these nonprofits. This is part of our external, social justice ministry.
Please do your research now because we won’t have nominations or speeches from the floor. Decide which of these 12 nonprofits you’ll vote for. You can vote for five. But no recipient can get more than one of your votes. The top eight selected can then be our Share-Our-Plate recipients next year.
Respectfully submitted, Hilton Fitt-Peaster, Share-Our-Plate volunteer coordinator
Boulder County AIDS Project (BCAP) Founded 1985, the twofold mission is: to provide support, advocacy and education to those in our community who are infected with or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and to serve as an outreach and information center to prevent further transmission of HIV and the resulting Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Volunteers donate their time and talents to HIV Care Services, HIV Prevention Services, Resource Development and Operations. bcap.org
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Provides safe shelter, food, support services, and an avenue to self-sufficiency for homeless adults in our community. They believe that all people deserve the basic necessities of life, and the community in which we live is called to serve this purpose. bouldershelter.org
Circle of Care Connects elders and the arts in our community. Volunteers ranging in age from 15 to 80 are an intergenerational community of concerned citizens, committed to making a positive impact on the culture of aging. An elder enrichment program serving Boulder County senior citizens. They are dedicated to providing accessibility to the arts, education and social/civic opportunities for the homebound elder, senior facility residents and older adults with physical, cognitive and financial challenges. circleofcareproject.org
Colorado Horse Rescue Founded in 1986, CHR is dedicated to providing emergency relief, shelter, care, rehabilitation, and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. Located in Longmont, CHR provides community resources through equine education, counseling, information and referral services. chr.org
Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County The Immigrant Legal Center of Boulder County is dedicated to offering low cost legal services to the immigrant community of Boulder County and beyond. They use community volunteers in their “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program. Volunteers help interested candidates and/or their family members complete worksheet information and identify missing documents/information in order to determine eligibility for services. This saves professional time (holding down costs) and allows serving more people. boulderayuda.org
Meals on Wheels of Boulder Meals on Wheels is a community-sponsored meal service, aimed at making life a easier for people who have trouble preparing their own hot meals. Every day of the week, volunteers prepare, serve and deliver a tasty, hot nutritious meal to nearly 200 homebound clients, regardless of age or income. There are lots of volunteer opportunities, whether you can volunteer two hours or twenty hours a week. mowboulder.org
Out Boulder Connecting Boulder County’s LGBTQ Community and its diverse needs in Boulder County Since 1994. Fosters safe environments for the LGBTQ community for gathering, support, self-expression, and the exchange of idea. Advocate for social justice by building collaborative relationships within the community at large. Educate the public about the experiences of LGBTQ people. outboulder.org
Parenting Place Welcome all families with children pre-natal to five years old. Since 1984 they have been supporting families in the Front Range with programs in Boulder, Broomfield, Lafayette, and Longmont–regardless of economic circumstances. Our mission is to relieve isolation, reduce the stress of parenting, and prevent child abuse and neglect by providing outreach and a place where families can receive support, education, and develop a sense of community. Parenting Place relies on volunteers to offer the wide range of services they provide for families. myparentingplace.org
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Empowers individuals and families to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health by providing high quality health services, comprehensive sex education, and strategic advocacy for 90 years. plannedparenthood.org/rocky-mountains/
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) A local domestic violence organization offering support and services that provide healing, hope and opportunity to adults, youth and children who have been impacted by domestic or dating violence and community outreach to battered women and their children in Boulder County. safehousealliance.org
TEENS, Inc. A family and youth center in Nederland. TEENS, Inc. provides a safe environment to support, educate and empower youth and their families to make healthy choices and thrive. They serve youth and their families in the Peak to Peak Region. Began in 1997 when it formally took over youth services from the Town of Nederland. teensinc.org
There With Care – Boulder They provide fundamental support services to families and children facing critical illness during medical crisis. They connect families with volunteers and community partners to provide support programs that meet the needs of each individual family. There With Care families come through a referral network of social workers at 12 medical institutions across Colorado. therewithcare.org