North Louisiana Interfaith — December 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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 December 2022, we choose North Louisiana Interfaith.

Interfaith is a non-partisan political organization made up of member institutions of which All Souls is one of many institutions.

We work together on issues that arise from our congregations at the local level and on statewide issues through our umbrella organization Together Louisiana.

As a member congregation, we make a financial pledge to Interfaith that we fulfill partially through our budget and supplement with Give Away the Plate giving twice each year.

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 North Louisiana Interfaith and then put “GATP DEC 2022” or “Interfaith” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of December 2022 will go to North Louisiana Interfaith.

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

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The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana — November 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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 November 2022, we choose the The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

The Food Bank is the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana.

The Highland Blessing Dinner, the Noel Food Pantry, and other food programs throughout the community are able to do a lot with a little because they get so much from the Food Bank.

Their vision is to ultimately end hunger and food insecurity in Northwest Louisiana.

All Souls is proud to assist them in this worthy goal.

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 Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana and then put “GATP NOV 2022” or “Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of November 2022 will go to The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

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

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Park-It Market (12 November 2022)

Save the Date — 12 November  2022 — 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Not-Too-Early-For-a-Holiday-Market Park-It Market

For Vendors:  $25.00 gets you a parking space to set up as you like you keep all proceeds of your sales.  Register and pay online here.

Or if you prefer old school — download and print out a flyer and paper form here.

Mail the form to:
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
Attn Holiday Market
9449 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport LA 71106

For Shoppers:  Admission to shop the event is free so what you spend depends on how much you want to buy from the vendors (which will be a lot because we have some great vendors).

Need more info — Email Susan Caldwell or Maggie Molisee.

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Middle School / High School Bake Sale (29 and 30 October 2022)

Next weekend, we will have a bake sale sponsored by our middle and high school youth group.  The proceeds of this bake sale will go to Holy Cross Hope House:

  • Saturday, 29 October 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (during Trunk or Treat Event)
  • Sunday, 30 October 2022, after the 11:00 AM Worship Service

Hope House provides essential services such as meals, mailboxes, phones, showers, and laundry services for unhoused people in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana.

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League of Women Voters of Caddo-Bossier — October 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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 October 2022, we choose the League of Women Voters of Caddo-Bossier — a member organization of the League of Women Voters at the state and national levels.

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 League of Women Voters of Caddo-Bossier and then put “GATP OCT 2022” or “LWVCB” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of October 2022 will go to League of Women Voters of Caddo-Bossier.

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

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Highland Center Ministries — September 2022 Give-Away-The-Plate Recipient

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 September 2022, we choose Highland Center Ministries — a partnership of congregations that includes All Souls along with many congregations.

Along with the Highland Blessing Dinner, the Highland Center Ministries’s programs include three clothes closets to assist those who need clothes (The Little Clothesline for infants and toddlers, Maggie Lee’s Closet for children, and Men’s and Women’s Closets).

They also have a partnership with Pelican State Credit Union to offer low-cost hand-up Loans and other banking services to help people stay away from costly and predatory payday lenders.

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 Highland Center Ministries.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of September 2022 will go to Highland Center Ministries.

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

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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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