We Are Part of the Whole...
Living in community means many things. It means navigating the personal relationships involved in our personal lives, in our offices, in our community at large. Our Unity principles help us to live more peacefully with each other. We also know that part of our spiritual path requires us to be of service, and that our service benefits not only those we serve, but enhances our own lives as well.
Within our community, we have chosen to focus our support on various community outrech projects. On this page you will find information about our most current community outreach efforts.
October-December Sunday School Sponsored Outreach:
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.
How it Works:
Heifer International empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but their approach is more than just giving them a handout. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Their animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.
When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.
Passing on the Gift:
The core of their model is Passing on the Gift. This means families share the training they receive, and pass on the first female offspring of their livestock to another family. This extends the impact of the original gift, allowing a once impoverished family to become donors and full participants in improving their communities.
The goal of every Heifer project is to help families achieve self-reliance. They do this by providing them the tools they need to sustain themselves, and it's thanks to the generosity of donors like you.
By donating to Heifer Internation you have the power to give a hungry family the training it takes to feed themselves and their children; to give a young girl a chance at an education; to empower a woman to have a voice in her community. Together, we can change the world, one family, one community, at a time. And it all starts with a gift.
We will be accepting donations to Heifer International at our center during the months of October-December.
You can also make an online donation by going to their website: https://www.heifer.org/what-you-can-do/index.html