Goals

Share and increase the monthly contribution of Live Oak members and guests to worthy organizations in our community. All checks and envelopes marked “Share the Plate” and half of all undesignated cash will be donated to recipients.

Objectives

  • All donations must go to a 501(c)(3) certified entity.
  • A portion of every service offering collection is donated.
  • Advertising and other means are used to increase awareness of and participation in this program.
  • An annual roster of recipients is created by early December of the previous year.
  • As world and local events warrant, the Share The Plate team will alter this roster during the year.

Each year, the team provides input on the next year’s recipients, and in what order. All of the congregation is invited to recommend recipients. Activities of the Share the Plate Team is coordinated with the Chair of Community Outreach.

Actions and Plans

The Share the Plate team made substantial operational changes to the program. Share the Plate has been expanded to collect funds on every Sunday per month instead of one. A representative from the receiving organization is invited to make a special presentation during a service and remain after to provide additional information, answer questions, and discuss volunteer opportunities. Advertising efforts have been expanded to include a regularly updated bulletin board in the narthex.

Share the Plate Report for 2020

Month Recipient Amount Collected
Jan Hill Country Community Ministries $1,882.96
Feb LunchCounts! $1,120.00
Mar SAFE: Stop Abuse for Everyone $656.69
Apr Minister’s Discretionary Fund $2,795.22
May Via Hope: Texas Mental Health Resource $446.24
Jun UBarU $1,274.65
Jul ATX Helps $413.19
Aug Samaritan Health Ministries $474.56
Sept Freedom to Read $588.39
Oct Breast Cancer Resource Center $478.39
Nov Resolve $609.39
Dec Kind Clinic $348.54
  Minister’s Discretionary Fund $200.00
     

2021 Recipients

Jan           Hill Country Community Ministries   ———————————–$850
Feb           Minister’s Discretionary Fund  ——————————————–$2750
Mar           SAFE: Stop Abuse For Everyone
Apr           RIP Medical Debt
May           NAMI Central Texas: National Alliance on Mental Illness
June          Texas Critter Crusaders
July           UBarU
Aug            Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
Sep            Anti-Defamation League of Austin
Oct            Camp Kesem
Nov           Round Rock Area Serving Center
Dec.          Minister’s Discretionary Fund

 

For more information, contact Cindy La Greca.