North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition (NLCRC) — February 2024 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 February 2024, we choose the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition (NLCRC).

The NLCRC is currently restoring the Old Galilee Baptist Church to be the home of the North Louisiana Civil Rights Museum.

The organization provides educational research and collection of civil rights data along with collaboration with high schools, higher education, government, churches and other community organizations in the continued effort to preserve and protect the civil rights history of this area.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2024 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition and then put “GATP FEB 2024” or “North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of February 2024 will go to the North Louisiana Civil Rights 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 “North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition” or “NLCRC” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of your check go to the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition.  If you want less than 100% of your check to go to the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition, please put the amount you want going to the North Louisiana Civil Rights Coalition on the memo line.

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Volunteers for Youth Justice — January 2024 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 January 2024, we choose Volunteers for Youth Justice (VYJ) and we will purchase our annual sponsorship of their Gumbo Gladiators competition through our give-away-the-plate contributions.

The mission of VYJ is to create a community of caring around children, youth, and families in crisis.  They approach the issue from many angles:

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2023 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Volunteers for Youth Justice and then put “GATP JAN 2024” or “Volunteers for Youth Justice” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of January 2024 will go to Volunteers for Youth Justice.

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

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Moving to 10 December 2023 — All Souls Holiday Park-It Market and Moving Sale

Due to rain and thunderstorms forecasts for Saturday (9 December 2023), All Souls is moving the Holiday Park-It Market and Moving Sale to Sunday (10 December 2023) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Join us as a shopper — Shop with local artists selling their work and for all kinds of treasure at All Souls’ giant garage sale — your one-stop shopping for the holidays!  Books, school supplies, art supplies, holiday decorations, office supplies, toys, games, and all kinds of art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and food from local area artists and artisans.

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North Louisiana Interfaith — December 2023 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 2023, we choose North Louisiana Interfaith as we finish out 2023 with our fulfillment of our membership dues to North Louisiana Interfaith — one of the important partnerships through which we’ve been able to accomplish real change in our city and state.

At a time when it would be so easy to settle into a scarcity mindset, let’s continue to give from our abundance to all that we know will do the most good — thank you!

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2023 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to the North Louisiana Interfaith and then put “GATP DEC 2023” or “North Louisiana Interfaith” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of December 2023 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 your check go to North Louisiana Interfaith.  If you want less than 100% of your check to go to the North Louisiana Interfaith, please put the amount you want going to the North Louisiana Interfaith on the memo line.

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All Souls Holiday Park-It Market and Moving Sale (9 December 2023)

Please join us on Saturday (9 December 2023) from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM for our All Souls Holiday Park-It Market and Moving Sale.

Join us as a vendor — Calling all painters, sculptors, bakers, writers, fabric artists, jewelry makers, artists, artisans and crafters of all kinds — join us on 9 December 2023 for the All Souls Holiday Park-It Market and Moving Sale.  Your $25.00 entry fee gets you a parking space to set up as you like.  Sell out of the back of your car and/or set up a table or tables.  You can start setting up as early as 9:30 AM — just give yourself time to be in place and set up by 10:45 AM.

Register and pay here.

Or you can download our printable flyer and registration form here and mail it to:

HOLIDAY MARKET
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
9449 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport LA  71106

Join us as a shopper — Shop with local artists selling their work and for all kinds of treasure at All Souls’ giant garage sale — your one-stop shopping for the holidays!  Books, school supplies, art supplies, holiday decorations, office supplies, toys, games, and all kinds of art, crafts, jewelry, clothing and food from local area artists and artisans.

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Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana — November 2023 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 2023, we choose the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.

In this month when so many people will celebrate a bounty of food on their tables, we want to extend that possibility to many more in our community who struggle to keep food in the house.

The mission of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is to serve as the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana.

They do this in a number of ways:

  • Facilitating distribution of food from multiple centers throughout our community
  • Providing most of the food for the weekly Highland Blessing Dinner (helping that event to stretch their budget much further)

Every $10 donated to the food bank can provide $100 worth of food to hungry people — so let’s multiply our power together and give generously.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2023 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 2023” or “Food Bank of NW Louisiana” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of November 2023 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 of NW Louisiana” on the memo line of the check if  you want to have 100% of your check go to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.  If you want less than 100% of your check to go to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, please put the amount you want going to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana on the memo line.

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North Louisiana Interfaith — October 2023 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 2023, we choose North Louisiana Interfaith — an organization of institutions working together to make life better for citizens of Northwest Louisiana.

All Souls is proud to be a member institution of Interfaith.

Projects include the current Pledge to Vote campaign and the upcoming launch of the Community Lighthouse Project.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2023 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 OCT 2023” or “North Louisiana Interfaith” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of October 2023 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 your check go to North Louisiana Interfaith.  If you want less than 100% of your 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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Compassion for Lives — September 2023 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 2023, we choose Compassion for Lives.

Compassion for Lives is an organization dedicated to helping individuals reintegrate into the community after incarceration. They also work with veterans returning from wartime experience, and with at-risk youth.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2023 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to Compassion for Lives and then put “GATP SEP 2023” or “Compassion for Lives” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of September 2023 will go to Compassion for Lives.

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

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OUTNorthLa Film Festival — August 2023 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 August 2023, we choose the OUTNorthLa Film Festival (formerly known as the North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival).

The OUTNorthLA Film Festival returns to the Robinson Film Center after a forced three-year forced due to COVID.

Your give away the plate contribution will go toward All Souls’ sponsorship of the festival.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2023 Pledges” and enter that amount for your pledge contribution.  Then select “Collection Plate” to give the amount you would like to give to the OUTNorthLA Film Festival and then put “GATP AUG 2023” or “OUTNorthLA Film Festival” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of August 2023 will go to the OUTNorthLA Film Festival.

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

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North Louisiana Interfaith — July 2023 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 July 2023, we choose North Louisiana Interfaith (a community organization of institutions of which All Souls is a member).

Interfaith allows our congregation to accomplish many things we could not do alone — at both the local and statewide level.

The organization is non-partisan and intentionally crosses lines of race, religion, geography, and political affiliation.

Most recently, we secured funding from the Caddo Parish Commission for two pilot locations of the Community Lighthouse Project here in Caddo Parish.  Interfaith also launched a survey campaign to help emergency responders get to citizens in greatest need during the recent power outages.

Two ways to donate:

OnlineGo to our donation site using this link.  If you are paying your pledge, select “2023 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 JULY 2023” or “NORTH LOUISIANA INTERFAITH” in the comment section.  All online collection plate contributions for the month of July 2023 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 your check go to North Louisiana Interfaith.  If you want less than 100% of your 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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