Basic Necessities — August 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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.

For August 2022, we have chosen Basic Necessities — a diaper bank providing diapers, period products, and incontinence supplies to all who need them, at no charge.

Basic Necessities is a part of the Alliance for Period Supplies and the National Diaper Bank Network.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo 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 Basic Necessities.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of August 2022 will go to Basic Necessities.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Basic Necessities” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Basic Necessities.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Basic Necessities, please put the amount you want going to Basic Necessities on the memo line.

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Gingerbread House — July 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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.

For July 2022, we have chosen Gingerbread House — a child advocacy center here in Shreveport providing comprehensive services for victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers in Northwest Louisiana.

Services include forensic interviews, multi-disciplinary team investigations, family advocacy, and counseling.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo 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 Gingerbread House.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of July 2022 will go to Gingerbread House.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Gingerbread House” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Gingerbread House.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Gingerbread House, please put the amount you want going to Gingerbread House on the memo line.

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Louisiana Trans Advocates — June 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our give-away-the-plate recipient for June 2022 is Louisiana Trans Advocates.

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.

Louisiana Trans Advocates is a statewide organization advocating for the rights of trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people in Louisiana.

The local Shreveport chapter meets at All Souls every first Sunday of the month at 1:30 PM.

Louisiana Trans Advocates provides support, advocacy, and crisis support for trans people, as well as resource lists of health care providers, legal assistance, and a guide to the necessary ID documents for making name and gender changes

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo 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 Louisiana Trans Advocates.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of June 2022 will go to Louisiana Trans Advocates.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Louisiana Trans Advocates” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to Louisiana Trans Advocates.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to Louisiana Trans Advocates, please put the amount you want going to Louisiana Trans Advocates on the memo line.

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United Way of Northwest Louisiana — May 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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:

OnlineGo 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.

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Easter Cookie Sale Fundraiser (17 April 2022)

On this Easter Sunday (17 April 2022) immediately after the worship service:

Cookie Sale Fundraiser
(brought to you by our Middle School / High School Class)

This fundraiser benefit Laughing Dog Ranch (a non-profit animal rescue in North Caddo Parish).

If you want to bake or shop for cookies (or you just need more information), call or text Eric at 318-518-8257.

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The Rabbi Ronald Goldstein Fund — April 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our give-away-the-plate recipient for April 2022 is the Rabbi Ronald Goldstein Fund.

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.

For the month of April 2022, we selected the Goldstein Fund (established in 2013) to honor the Rabbi’s memory through support of a cause dear to his heart by providing access to abortion and all forms of reproductive health care for anyone in need.

The fund provides direct assistance to anyone seeking abortion care in North Louisiana.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo 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 Goldstein Fund.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of April 2022 will go to the Goldstein Fund.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Goldstein Fund” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to the Goldstein Fund.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to the Goldstein Fund, please put the amount you want going to the Goldstein Fund on the memo line.

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Online and Offline Giving Options During COVID-19 Pandemic — Updated 6 March 2022

Due to the recent COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and the  restrictions limiting us from having worship in face-to-face settings, we need to find another ways to keep everything happening at All Souls.

If you want to donate to All Souls, you can click on the link provided to our secure donations server.

On this site, there are four options for your donation:

  • Current Year Pledges
  • Capital Fund Drive
  • Collection Plate (for give-away-the-plate contributions)
  • General Fund

Pick the desired options for your donation.  Your donation can be a one-time donation or a recurring donation (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or yearly).

Note:  If you give online, be sure to include your name in your entry. Several of our pledges are showing up anonymously.  If you wish to remain anonymous, thank you for your generosity and we will certainly honor that.  But if you want credit on your All Souls pledge statement, be sure you are filling in the space that says “Name on Card.”

If the name on the card is different from the pledging member, please specify the name on the pledge account in the Comments section and again — thank you!

If you want to send a check, please mail your check to:

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
9449 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport LA  71106

Please indicate on the memo line of your check if your check is for the current year pledge campaign, the capital fund drive, the collection plate, or the general fund.

Thanks for your continued support during these challenging times.

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The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice — March 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

Our give-away-the-plate recipient for March 2022 is The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice.

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.

For the month of March 2022, we selected the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice — an organization working locally and statewide to amplify the voices of those who have been historically ignored in our state and organize them into a unified movement.

The Power Coalition is framed by a commitment to the following shared principles:

  • The people closest to the problem are the people closest to the solution.
  • Government should be accountable to citizens for its actions.
  • Intersectionality is mandatory in policy advocacy.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo 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 Power Coalition.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of March 2022 will go to the Power Coalition.

Offline — Please send your give away the plate contribution checks to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 9449 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport LA  71106.  Please put “Power Coalition” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of this check go to the Power Coalition.  If you want less than 100% of the check to go to the Power Coalition, please put the amount you want going to the Power Coalition on the memo line.

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Whitney Plantation — February 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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:

OnlineGo 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.

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Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Fundraiser (6 February 2022)

You are invited to a fundraiser for Louisiana Advocates for Immigrants in Detention on 6 February 2022 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Highland Center (520 Olive Street, Shreveport LA  71104).

Join us for an afternoon of food music, and art as we celebrate one year of advocacy and aid.

If you can’t come to the event, please donate to LA-AID using Venmo @LOuisianaAID or online via PayPal.

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