Our give-away-the-plate recipient for May 2022 is the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.
Each month we dedicate all of our non-pledge income to an organization doing the work that best embodies our Unitarian Universalist principles and values.
This time-honored national organization works locally to help children succeed in school, beginning with their participation in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, giving free books to children from birth to age 5 throughout the region, and continuing throughout the school years with support for each phase of the academic journey through graduation and beyond.
Their Bank On Northwest Louisiana program provides banking services and low-cost loans to underbanked individuals to help them avoid the payday lenders and improve their financial stability.
They have programs to improve access to health care for children and adults, and they work to meet immediate needs of people in crisis, whether from natural disasters or more personal crises such as domestic abuse.
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 United Way. All online collection plate contributions for the month of May 2022 will go to the United Way.
Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA 71106. Please put “United Way” on the memo line of the check if you want to have 100% of this check go to the United Way. If you want less than 100% of the check to go to the United Way, please put the amount you want going to the United Way on the memo line.