From September to June, our Society donates each month to a dedicated offering recipient and splits 50/50 every Sunday’s offering plate with the recipient organization. The Dedicated Offerings for the months of May and June are for the Movement Voter Fund (MVF).  The Movement Voter Fund is a 501(c)3 organization that supports grassroots groups working to advance democracy, equity, and sustainability in the United States. 

Grassroots groups collectively deploy tens of thousands of local voter organizers.

● These groups engage tens of millions of voters, with a focus on the most disenfranchised.

● They win major policy changes on every issue, yet rarely get the resources they deserve.

● Funders face a conundrum: Who has time to research and vet hundreds of local groups?

This is where the MVF steps in by researching hundreds of groups to find the ones that have the most impact.  Since 2016, MVF has moved tens of millions of nonpartisan dollars to hundreds of groups in over 40 states, securing hundreds of policy and budgetary victories at the federal, state, and local level — and hundreds of billions in federal funds for clean energy, poverty reduction, and more.

Let’s do our part by supporting local organizations to create effective change in neighborhoods where it’s most needed.

In December, our Dedicated Offerings raised $900 for Etta International, Empowerment through the Arts.  In January, we raised $1,000 for Reproductive Equity Now. In February, we raised $1,100 for Healing Across the Divides, and in March we raised $1,200for Girls Inc. of the Valley. We will report in a future newsletter what we raised in April for Dakin Humane Society.

In September we raised $1,000 for UUA Disaster Relief Fund to support the Montpelier VT UU congregation, which suffered a great loss when the Connecticut river flooded its building; in October $1,175 for Maui Strong to support victims of the wildfires which devastated Lahaina in western Maui, Hawa; and in November $850 for the Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC).

The Dedicated Offering Committee selects non-profit organizations that our Society will support with donations from our Sunday collections. We solicit UUSA’s members for names of organizations through a form which is available in the office and on-line at A representative of the chosen organization is asked to speak about it on the first Sunday of the month. We welcome new members. If you are interested in learning more or joining DOC, please contact Anne Perkins, Mary Beth Seminario, Linda Callahan, Carolyn Holstein, Linda Honan or Brenda Bushouse.