What is 1st Sunday Plate Collection?

Every first Sunday of the month, a nominated charity receives a collection. Twice a year during the Congregational Meetings, members nominate charities for these First Sunday collections. If you are a UUFCC member and have a charity you’d like to nominate, please keep an eye out for the Annual or Midyear packet, or email Peg Dobrinska for information. Both local and international charities can be nominated.

Give to 1st sunday Plate collection

If you are interested in donating to our current 1st Sunday Plate charity, you can mail us a check made out to “UUFCC” (our address is 780 Waupelani Dr., State College, PA 16801), and include the name of the 1st Sunday’s charity organization in the check memo line.

Alternatively, you can head here to give online, and select “Give to First Sunday”, then include the name of the organization in the Comments line on the following page.

2023-2024 List of 1st Sunday Plates

  • (Jun 2024) [RE Youth choice TBA]
  • (May 2024) Interfaith Human Services, Emergency Vehicle Repairs
  • (Apr 2024) Meals on Wheels – $1162.24
  • (Mar 2024) Centre County Youth Service Bureau – $1478.96
  • (Feb 2024) Community Land Trust – $994.46
  • (Jan 2024) Out of the Cold – $1299.09
  • (Dec 2023) Park Forest Preschool – $645.92 + t-shirts + presents for children
  • (Nov 2023) UUJusticePA Education Fund – $1023
  • (Oct 2023) Spotlight PA – $986
  • (Sep 2023) Freedom to Read Foundation – $1483
  • (Aug 2023) Southern Poverty Law Center – $1339
  • (Jul 2023) Interfaith Human Services Transportation Program – $1544

2022 (and prior)

  • (Jun 2023) Center for Reproductive Rights – $1593
  • (May 2023) Habitat for Humanity – $907
  • (Apr 2023) Planned Parenthood – $1228
  • (Mar 2023) State College Meals on Wheels – $1479 + $50
  • (Feb 2023) Doctors Without Borders – $979
  • (Jan 2023) Out of the Cold Centre County – $1047
  • (Dec 2022) Park Forest Preschool – $943 (plus children’s gifts)
  • (Nov 2022) Doctors Without Borders – $1164
  • (Oct 2022) CVIM – $1026
  • (Sep 2022) CLSN – $1070
  • (Aug 2022) UUJusticePA Education Fund – $1003
  • (Jul & May 2022) Interfaith Human Services Money Management Program – $1979
  • (Jun 2022) UNICEF – $1208
  • (Apr 2022) YMCA Anti-Hunter Program – $1022
  • (Mar 2022) State College Meals on Wheels – $798
  • (Feb 2022) Out of the Cold Centre County – $672
  • (Jan 2022) Planned Parenthood – $776
  • (Dec 2021) Park Forest Preschool – $1407 (plus t-shirts)
  • (Nov 2021) Interfaith Human Services Money Management – $611
  • (Oct 2021) UUJusticePA – $523
  • (Sep 2021) Housing Transitions – $286
  • (Jun & Aug 2021) Habitat for Humanity of Centre County – $555
  • (Jul 2021) Mid-State Literacy Council – $304