Compassionate Community Service

Putting Feet to Our Prayers

Unity San Diego's outreach, provides opportunities for our congregation to contribute to the well-being of others locally and globally.

  • Mission: To inspire and engage Unity San Diego in compassionate connection with the local and global community through generosity, service, and understanding.
  • Vision: A connected, compassionate community serving together to meet needs and empower people.


To get more information about our current projects or to get on the Community Service email list, please contact info@unitysandiego.org.

We look forward to your participation with our team as we answer the call to assist those in need. Our support for the following organizations and the general public comes in many forms:

  • Fundraising for specific events
  • Delivering and serving meals to the homeless
  • Providing donations such as shoes, coats, school supplies and food.
     

Compassionate Community Service Activities


El Nido Project

Update Sept 30, 2020

Apt 11 is 95% complete. Interviews for a family to occupy it have not started yet but should start soon.

For moving help will need the following:
• Strong persons to carry furniture upstairs.
• One truck for dressers and end tables from Spring Valley to apt in East San Diego
• One truck for couch, dining room table and 6 chairs from Santee to East San Diego
• One truck for a long table, lamps, and household goods from Unity Wrigley Hall and Prayer room to East San Diego
• Or rent one truck from U Haul to carry it all!! Driver, helpers and contributions needed.
• Will need 3-4 persons willing to unpack, clean dishes and cupboards, stock refrigerator and make beds.

Please email Aline King if you can help. ankunity@gmail.com

Thank you to the following people who have contributed so far with food, money or services to the El Nido project:
Emmi M, Rashna and Gerry K, Carol K, Jamie's Joy, Aline K, Kathy and Butch D, Lynn E,
Marian D, Martha E, Mike M, Martha Y, Sharla and Mike B, John and Teresa F, Asilki J, Linda J, Marian and Jack D, Michael S, 
Jen W and son, and Anonymous.

Thank you for your service.

Items still needed are:

Basic food items: (several people could help)
salt, pepper, oil, sugar, soup, rice, beans, canned chicken,
tuna, canned vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, bread, cheese, milk

These items are needed for the current 5 families at El Nido. Please notify Aline King
at ankunity@gmail.com if you can contribute something. Many thanks.

Clothing and shoes for children --all sizes
Diapers, size 6
Pull-ups, size 2T-3T and 4T-5T
Board games-any type for any age group
Art and craft toys or kits
DVD movies
Adult coloring books
Face masks for children
2 white noise machines
1 adult bike

 

Angels in the Wings

Working together as loving and compassionate volunteers, Angels in the Wings: Arranges the Necessary Gifts to Enrich the Lives of those in our church family who are in need, creating and sharing abundance and love. The Angels in the Wings are loving individuals with a variety of talents who wait “in the wings” until their services are required, and then step forward to assist members of our church family in need.

 

Stuffed Toy Drive

We collect stuffed toys for blessing and distribution in December.  Please bring in your stuffed animals to share.  During Sunday services hold them, bless them, and bless the children who will receive them.

 

Feeding San Diego

When you give to Feeding San Diego, every dollar stays here in the community, providing meals for kids, adults, and families in San Diego County. In fact, every $1 provides 4 meals ... that's enough to feed a family! So please give generously, because together, we can solve hunger.

 

Neighborhood House Association Head Start

Head Start is a federally-funded child development program designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and psychological needs. Head Start’s approach is that the parent is the child’s primary educator and that the entire family, as well as the community, must be involved in guiding and nurturing the child. Over the past four decades, Head Start has touched the lives of more than 250,000 low-income preschool children and families at more than 140 locations in San Diego County.

 

 

Interfaith Shelter

Unity San Diego participates each year for a two week period during the Interfaith Shelter Network. This Network of spiritual groups of many faiths each year sponsors shelters in eight regions of San Diego County during the months of October to April. The network provides shelter for about 250 people a year during that time frame, and allows each person a stay up to eight weeks. The network consists of 120 congregations, with 67 hosting shelters in two-week rotations for up to 12 people a night. Making the network operate year-round would require 26 more hosts in each of its seven branches countywide, or 182 more participants. Unity San Diego provides meals and housing for 12 persons usually the last week in March and the first week in April.  It takes approximately 60 volunteers to provide evening meals, sleep overnight and host on weekends.  Many volunteers find great rewards in this service.