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 out our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for January is the Islamic Society of Milwaukee (ISM).  The ISM is the largest Islamic organization in the state of Wisconsin, serving the community for nearly 40 years. Our donation to the ISM will be used specifically to purchase items that are needed by the estimated 400 Afghan refugees being resettled in Milwaukee.  This includes clothing for men, women, and children, especially winter coats and boots, and a variety of household goods.

The beneficiaries will be persons who arrived in this country with little or nothing other than the clothes on their backs.     

To support the Islamic Society of Milwaukee and the Afghan refugees 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 the Islamic Society of Milwaukee, visit their website at ismonline.org.  For more information about Split the Plate, contact Kathy Herrewig.