Creating an opportunity for the ERUUF community to practice collective generosity, we give away the collection plate offering on a designated Sunday to a Durham nonprofit aligned with UU values and working for social justice. Nominate one of your favorite Durham nonprofits!

The Generosity Sunday Committee reviews nominations of potential nonprofits and makes recommendations to the ministers for the ultimate selection. Committee members include Natalie Boyden, Mel Downey-Piper, Ted Fiske (chair), Anne Fogg, Trisha Lester, Susanna Murrie, Jane Paulsen, and Sam Wohns.

To be selected, Durham 501(c)(3) nonprofits’ work must:

1. align with ERUUF and UUA principles and values;
2. focus on racial and economic justice and their root causes, or the impact of the pandemic, including mental health issues it has raised;
3. foster improvements to the human condition;
4. be sustainable for the next 3-5 years;
5. maintain no required allegiance to a specific religious stance.

We give priority review to those nominations received from ERUUF's members and others in our community. So far this program has donated an average of more than $2,000 to each selected organization.

The Generosity Sunday Committee urges ERUUF members and others in our community to nominate potential nonprofits working in Durham County. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 24. Thank you for supporting this practical expression of generosity.

Generosity Sunday Recipients

Recent Generosity Sunday donation totals:

October 2021 Emancipate NC $ 2,150.00
August 2021 Communities in Partnership $ 2,470.00
June 2021 Siembra NC $ 2,025.00
February 2020 Senior PharmAssist $ 2,073.00
December 2019 BUMP: the Triangle $ 2,654.00
October 2019 Vulnerable Families $ 2,106.51
August 2019 Inside Out $ 2,134.00
June 2019 Durham Literacy Center $ 2,619.00
April 2019 Walltown Children's Theater $ 2,124.08
Feb 2019 Restorative Justice $ 2,560.02
Dec 2018 Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP) $ 2,959.60
Oct. 2018 Justice Ministry of NC $ 1,400.00
August 2018 Movement of Youth $ 2,209.00
June 2018 Farmworkers Ministry $ 2,262.47
April 2018 You Can vote $ 2,406.41
February 2018 TROSA $ 2,304.89
December 2017 Families Moving Forward $ 2,350.76
October 2017 Spirit House  $ 2328.85
August 2017 The Diaper Bank of NC  $ 2007.81
June 2017 Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center $ 2881.49
April 2017 The Scrap Exchange $ 1,593.00
February 2017 Step Up Durham $ 2,775.66
December 2016 Interfaith Food Shuttle $ 2,979.93
October 2016 Church World Service (refugee/immigrant program) $ 1,315.00
August 2016 Benevolence Farm  $ 1782.28
June 2016 REAL Durham $ 2088.15
April 2016 Durham Partnership for Children $ 2004.52
February 2016 Democracy NC $ 1902.06
December 2015 Book Harvest $ 2228.76
October 2015 Rebound $ 1785.99
August 2015 PharmAssist $ 1185.92
June 2015 Piedmont Wildlife Center $ 1570.00
April 2015 Southern Coalition for Social Justice $ 2025.67
February 2015 Durham Literacy Center $ 1870.00
December 2014 East Durham Children's Initiative $ 5399.36
October 2014 Kidznotes $ 2640.00
August 2014 Cornucopia $ 1948.00
June 2014 Alliance of Disability Advocates - Center for Independent Living $ 1649.28
April 2014 El Futuro $ 3783.85
February 2014 Religious Coalition for Nonviolent Durham $ 2007.80
December 2013 Housing for New Hope $ 3128.30
October 2013 iNSIDE oUT $ 2146.58
August 2013 SWOOP $ 1870.77
June 2013 YO Durham $ 2033.69
April 2013 North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light $ 1452.79
February 2013 Compass Center for Women and Families (Chapel  Hill) $ 2186.85
December 2012 Interfaith Food Shuttle (Backpack Buddies) $ 3050.00
October 2012 People of Faith Against the Death Penalty $ 1695.59
August 2012 The Mountain Retreat Center $ 1123.05
Feb-July 2012 Generosity Sundays (6 per year) were distributed unevenly during the 2011-2012 fiscal year, resulting in a gap during this time.  
January 2012 Cornucopia House $ 2,338.00
December 2011 Inter-faith Council for Social Service (IFC) in Chapel Hill $ 3,521.05

November 2011

KidzNotes

$ 3,129.00

September 2011

Equality NC

$ 4,549.97

July 2011

Clean Energy

$ 1,700.28

May 2011

NC Disaster Relief (Tornado Recovery)

$ 3,452.88

February 2011

Housing for New Hope

$ 3,210.02

December 2010

Interfaith Food Shuttle

$ 2,949.51

October 2010

UUA Fund

$ 2,008.22

August 2010

Project Compassion

$ 1,428.50

July 2010

SWOOP

$ 1,973.50

June 2010

Durham Crises Response Center

$ 1,143.03

May 2010

El Futuro

$ 1,873.25

April 2010

Habitat for Humanity

$ 2,883.01

March 2010

Dress for Success

$ 1,873.32

February 2010

(Haiti Follow Up)

$  180.63

January 2010

Partners in Heath (Haiti Disaster Relief

$10,780.00

December 2009

Interfaith Food Shuttle(Durham Backpack Buddy Program)

$ 5,431.81

November 2009

Interfaith Council for Social Service

$ 2,486.00

October 2009

Association Sunday

$ 2,837.37

September 2009

Literacy Guild

$ 2,959.49

August 2009

All Souls UU Durham

$ 2,591.22

July 2009

Farmworkers Ministry

$ 1,722.25

Contact Person: Ted Fiske
Role: Chair
Email:
Phone: 919-641-1278