A community uplifted and empowered through our love and compassion
Community Outreach actively touches lives by giving from the heart, through service and donations.
Debbie Farrell & Lynn Kline
Please refer to the current calendar on our website for information on these events. Many of our programs may be on hold during the pandemic.
Letter writing: Congregants are invited to write notes of support and encouragement to people incarcerated in Virginia corrections facilities.
Supplies Collection: Contribute books, Bibles, Daily Word and Unity Magazine, and other products that facilities and individuals may request from time to time. We have also collected hygiene products for returning citizens, to be distributed by Probation and Parole officers.
Returning Citizens: Assist returning citizens with re-entry as needed in the individual circumstances.
Support for Schools and Students
School Supplies Collection: Contribute backpacks and school supplies for children in need. July and August.
Tutoring at Oscar Smith High School: Help struggling students pass their classes and their Standards of Learning tests to advance and graduate from high school.
People Experiencing Homelessness or Food Insecurity
Breakfast on the Streets: Meets at 6 a.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month to feed the homeless in Norfolk, Virginia. Sponsored by Norfolk Catholic Worker. Meet at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (between Virginia Beach Blvd. and Princess Anne Rd., one block east of Monticello Ave.). (Currently on hold.)
Chesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST): Unity Renaissance provides and serves a dinner to the homeless once each winter.
JCOC Community Dinner: Prepare and serve a meal at the Judeo-Christian Outreach Center for their residents, the homeless, and others experiencing food insecurity.
Panera Bread Distribution: Pick up surplus food donated by Panera, and deliver to various organizations/shelters.
Supplies Collection: Donations of socks, hygiene products, etc. from time to time as needed.
“No Child Wet Behind”: Diaper Drive during the month of May, in honor of Mother’s Day, we collect diapers for the Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank.
Angel Tree: Contribute gift cards and gifts to foster children who submit their wish lists. December.
Stuffed Animal Collection: November & December. Distributed to children and adults in need of comfort and support.
Christmas Caroling at Virginia Home for Adults: Brighten the holidays for those less fortunate.