Each Sunday, Good Shepherd takes up two collections. One goes to the upkeep of the church and the vicar’s discretionary fund, while the other is a thank offering that is donated to organizations chosen by the congregation. The recipient of the thank offering changes quarterly, and the four designated charitable organizations for the year are selected at the Annual Meeting.
Past recipients include:
The Berkeley Humane Society
East Bay Children’s Alliance
St. Paul’s Foundation, which works for human rights in Uganda
The Multicultural Institute
Guardian Angel, an after school program for needy children and orphans in Guatemala
A Safe Place: Emergency Shelter for Women