What is Share the Plate? During each Sunday service, we take a collection. This voluntarily given money is then shared between our congregation and an organization from the local community which has goals that align with Unitarian Universalist principles. This month’s Share the Plate recipient is Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.
The mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care. Their team of caring physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses provides a wide range of health care services, including low-cost birth control, emergency contraception, gynecological check-ups and Pap tests, breast exams, cervical cancer detection and treatment, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, vasectomy (sterilization for men), pregnancy testing and options information, early abortion care, and referrals for prenatal care, parenting and adoption. In addition to medical services, they provide sexual health education and advocacy.
For more information, visit their website.
Please consider making a separate, one-time donation this month with “Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette” on the memo line, or as a Share the Plate donation.