Our give-away-the-plate recipient for February 2022 is the Whitney Plantation.
Every month, we dedicate all of our non-pledge income to an organization doing the work that best embodies our Unitarian Universalist principles and values.
We usually choose a local organization but we are changing that for this Black History Month in order to honor The Whitney Plantation.
The Whitney is the only museum in Louisiana that focuses exclusively on the lives of enslaved people — a far cry from the usual plantation tours that often literally “whitewash” history.
The Whitney tells the story of the history of slavery on a South Louisiana sugar cane plantation. The Whitney is located in Wallace, Louisiana (an hour’s drive between Baton Rouge and New Orleans).
Two ways to donate:
Online — Go to our donation site using this link. If you are paying your pledge, select “2022 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution. Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to the Whitney Plantation. All online collection plate contributions for the month of February 2022 will go to the Whitney Plantation.
Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA 71106. Please put “Whitney Plantation” on the memo line of the check if you want to have 100% of this check go to the Whitney Plantation. If you want less than 100% of the check to go to the Whitney Plantation, please put the amount you want going to the Whitney Plantation on the memo line.