Scroll down for information on our ongoing collection of personal care items for the Silver Creek Food Pantry, collection of returnable cans/bottles, and recycling computer ink cartridges.

Share the Plate

Each month we Share the Plate with an organization that aligns with UU principles. 100% of the non-pledge money received on the first Sunday of each month*, designated as “Share the Plate” Sunday, will be given to the chosen agency. Please make your check payable to UUCNC, with “Share the Plate” on the memo line. Of course, your cash contribution is also welcome. Or make a donation at any time through our secure PayPal account linked below. All Share the Plate gifts received throughout the month will be combined and a single UUCNC check sent to the recipient organization.

*In January 2023, Share the Plate Sunday is on January 8.


2022-23 recipient organizations:

Watch for more 2022-23 Share the Plate recipients to be listed above.

Personal care items

This year UUCNC is again collecting personal care items for distribution at the Silver Creek Food Pantry. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) does not provide the self-care items that we all need. Some people come to the food pantry asking for items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, feminine hygiene supplies and baby supplies.

In February, we will gratefully collect any/all personal care items as well as laundry detergent, which is in great demand.

If you are able, please deliver your donated items when you attend worship services on Sunday mornings. (The outdoor collection bin is no longer in use.) Each week, any items delivered there will be taken to Silver Creek. Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need.

Bottles, cans flattened

Please donate your deposit cans and bottles!

Cash for Cans at 9504 NY-60, Fredonia, NY (on Route 60 just north of Route 83, large garage with a bright green roof, on the left coming from Route 20) continues to keep a tab for this ongoing fundraiser. Just drop off your deposit cans and bottles and tell them it’s for the UU Youth.

Please sort returnable plastic, glass, and cans into separate bags/cartons.

Call ahead to check when Cash for Cans will be open: 716 672-2274

Recycle ink cartridges

The Social Action Committee is collecting spent ink cartridges for recycling.

Please save ink cartridges until they can be delivered to our meetinghouse at 222 Temple St., Fredonia. Thank you.