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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Current projects in the works:
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.
St. Vincent’s Food Pantry / Reno
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.
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.
Seniors Companion Program – Nevada Volunteers / Reno
Senior Companion volunteers provide basic social support to seniors in Northern Nevada. Activities include friendly visits, grocery shopping, transportation to doctor’s appointments, etc.
For many years Unity Center has donated miniature decorated Christmas trees in the month of December to this organization. The trees are decorated by our congregation with love. We hope to continue this tradition for 2021.
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.
For the Love of Animals / Reno
In February we collect needed items for local animal shelters.
Due to Covid the outreach programs below have been put on hold ~ we will update as changes unfold.
Unity Blood Drive / Reno
Project Leader – John Williamson
Our blood donors’ drives are held in conjunction with United Blood Services every 4 months on a Sunday morning at Unity Center. We’ll update when this program resumes.
St. Vincent’s Dining Room / Reno
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 to over 1,000 people a day, 7 days a week.
In the past Unity Center has helped with food preparation and serving on the last Saturday of every month starting at 10:30 am. We’ll update when this program resumes.