UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for June through mid-July is Groundwork Milwaukee. Groundwork is focused on bringing people into contact with the natural world, in projects that will benefit both the people and the environment.

Groundwork engages at-risk youth in the transformation of brownfields into community spaces such as gardens and orchards through several age-appropriate programs:

  • Young Farmers provides middle-aged children with opportunities to grow and sell produce.
  • Green Team engages youth 14 to 17 years old in educational opportunities for environmental leadership.
  • Ground Corps provides young adults with green employment in the maintenance, repair, and construction of new garden amenities.

To support Groundwork Milwaukee any time this month, go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided. For more information about Groundwork Milwaukee, visit their website. For more information about Split the Plate, contact Kathy Herrewig.