Outreach

To inspire and foster spiritual growth in one another and in the community.

Unity Center of Reno prides itself in our strong commitment to serving our community in partnering with local organizations that support others that are less fortunate. Throughout the year we organize to raise funds and collect goods to help meet those needs.

Reaching out to the community and serving others inspires spiritual growth in those that are serving as well as receiving. As we foster love in action this often brings a new awareness, healing within, and a purpose to our lives.

Unity Center’s Outreach program meets the first Sunday of each month after Sunday service. If you would love to serve in this program and have ideas on how to serve contact Barbara Williamson at 775-857-1478 or barbbw@charter.net

Current projects in the works:

St. Vincent’s Dining Room / Reno coming soon in May 2022

The St. Vincent’s Dining Room is Reno’s oldest “soup kitchen” welcoming all who are hungry in our community. The dining room serves a free hot take-out style lunch and dinner to over 1,000 people a day, 7 days a week.

We are getting ready to reintroduce food prep and/or serving and clean-up at St. Vincent’s Dining Room. It involves a 2 to 3 hours shift, standing and walking, volunteers are required by St. Vincent’s to have been vaccinated. The


Unity Center in Partnership with the Karma Box Project Ongoing Project

What is Karma Box Project?
It’s a community initiative that allows people to give non-perishable food, hygiene products, toiletries, and other useful items to those in need.

How does it work?
Karma boxes are filled up with goods by anyone who wants to lend a helping hand to those in need.

If you’re hungry or need some supplies find the Karma Box location closest to you using this app .
If you want to lend a helping hand, find a Karma Box location near you and donate anything you can spare.

If it’s empty, fill it. If you need it it’s yours. Unity Center’s Karma box is at 2207 Kings Row, Reno, NV


St. Vincent’s Food Pantry / Reno Ongoing Project

The St. Vincent’s Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in northern Nevada, serving more than 15,000 people each month. They offer non-perishable, canned, and packaged food products to individuals and families in need at no cost.

Currently ongoing Unity Center has a collection barrel for non-perishable food items located in the CommUnity room. In the past we’ve filled it with peanut butter, although any non-perishable foods are accepted. The first Sunday of each month we donate it to the Food Pantry.


Past Projects:

Eddy House & Casa de Vida / Reno

Eddy House works with homeless and at-risk youth to develop the life and job skills necessary for sustainable independence. Casa de Vida, now a part of Eddy house providing a home and support services for pregnant young women.

In 2020 along with Grass Roots Books, Unity Center purchased $250 worth of “Golden Tickets.” The residents and drop-ins use the Golden Tickets to purchase books. We also had a drive to provide much needed items for lunches and amenities.


Bailey Charter Elementary School / Reno

In 2020 Unity Center purchased many age-appropriate books for the 3rd grade students to continue a learning environment during the summer. Many students selected up to two books each.


Seniors Companion Program – Nevada Volunteers / Reno Completed for Dec 2021

Senior Companion volunteers provide basic social support to seniors in Northern Nevada. Activities include friendly visits, grocery shopping, transportation to doctor’s appointments, etc.

On Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm in the CommUNITY room we will decorate small Christmas trees for Senior Companions. Decorations will be provided. Bring your glue gun, if you have one, and have some fun with us. We will provide hot drinks and cookies to share and enjoy. Please sign up in the CommUNITY room.


Canine Rehabilitation Center and Cat Sanctuary Completed for Feb 2022

This Valentine’s Day we will be showing love to our animal friends by supporting CRCCS in its mission of rescue, recovery, training, and placement of at-risk dogs and cats. We thank you for your support!

January 30, February 6, & February 13 ~ we will collect monetary donations on these dates at the donation table in the Community room after Sunday services or you can mail your donation to: Unity Center of Reno, 2207 Kings Row, Reno, NV, 89503. Make check out to CRCCS.

February 13 Deadline ~ Bring in needed items like: Blankets, Canned puppy/kitten or dog/cat food, Poop bags, Dog/cat treats, Dawn dish soap, Bleach, Paper towels, Mop heads, Peanut butter (no Oil). Bring items to the bins in the Community Room. For additional items on the CRCCS wish list go to www.crccs.org/in-kind-donatins/


Unity Blood Drive / Reno Set for April, 10, 2022 Completed for April 2022

April 10th Palm Sunday. The hours are 8:45am until noon. Blood Drive/Project Leader John Williamson – The blood Mobil will be located near the exit drive way at the church. There will be a sign up sheet in the community or you can contact the church office at 775-747-2207 Tuesday through Thursday 10am to 3:30 to be scheduled a time to donate! 2207 Kings Row, Reno, NV.