In partnership with Build a Bus Home (BABH), we are hosting the Shower Bus for the homeless. The bus will be on Unity campus each Tuesday - November thru January. This is a community based service project supported by the efforts of volunteers. There are many areas to volunteer in; setup of equipment, welcome check-ins and scheduling, assisting guests with process and many small hosting activities. Training is required and is specific to area of interest. Training completed on site with a mentor. A RSVP to email@example.com is necessary. A log- in is needed to apply for the interest activity of choosing. Additional information is available at buildabushome.org or Cathy 360-489-0885.
Martin Way Shelter Project (Click here to sign up for lunches)
- Money donations through www.interfaith-works.org
- Donating supplies at Interfaith Office 110-11th Ave., basement of United Churches. Monday-Thursday 9-4:00. Call 360-357-7224 first.
- twin bed blankets
- personal products like hotel soaps & shampoos
- Homemade cloth face masks
- Unity of Olympia donation of meals will be coordinated through our Community Coordinator. Please let her know if you can do this: at (360) 489-0885 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unity in the Community
Unity of Olympia is an engaging spiritual community, dedicated to supporting our members as well as our community. Here are some of the ways in which we participate in, support and engange in our greater community:
- Hosting students overnight from Explorations Academy
- Thanksgiving food drive and Christmas gift donations for the Evergreen Vista community
- Annual Trunk-or-Treat Family Harvest Party, free and open to the public
- Summer Family Movie Nights
- Winter Solstice Spiral Walk
- Our Annual Circulation Day
- and much more...!
We believe in an abundant universe and therefore we are a prosperous community. Part of being prosperous is the amazing gift of giving to our community. Whenever a month has five Sundays we give a gift to a charity organization above and beyond our full 10% tithe. We do this with great pleasure! The following organizations listed on this page are some of the organizations we support.
There are many ways you can support our spiritual community and help make it possible for us to support these and other charities. Donations of time, talents and treasure are all needed to help our community thrive. Please click here for more information.
Friendly Water for the World
The mission of Friendly Water for the World is to expand access to low-cost clean water technologies and information about health and sanitation to people who lack these necessities for life. We provide opportunities to partner with individuals and communities working to improve living conditions around the world, and to learn from each other. In the past decade, more people around the world have died from waterborne illnesses than from all wars combined. The toll is greatest among children and families. Lack of access to clean water reduces community productivity, renders education efforts ineffective, and strains already inadequate health care resources. Facing constant sickness and threat, families cannot plan to improve their lives. They are disempowered.
Thurston County Food Bank
It is the mission of the Thurston County Food Bank to eliminate hunger within our community. They are governed by a Board of Directors, all community members. Their service area includes the urban core of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, surrounding growth areas and underserved parts of Thurston County. To reduce access barriers, the Thurston County Food Bank, in collaboration with community partners, operates fifteen satellite Food Banks.
Each year more than 7,000 community members volunteer their time to end hunger. Won't you join with us to support Thurston County Food Bank? They literally could not do this work without our assistance and the help of thousands of other volunteers.
SoundCare Kids is a support program for families with children who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives.
SoundCareKids is for kids aged 3 to 18 and for the adults who care for them. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor oversees the program and is present during each session. Two trained volunteers facilitate each group, using age-appropriate activities.
Unity of Olympia offers its entire Youth Education building to host SoundCareKids. Facilitators have remarked over and over that the Unity facility is the best one they have ever worked in for his purpose. This program creates absolute miracles for families who have lost loved ones. Unity of Olympia is very pleased to partner with SoundCareKids to provide this wonderful service.