It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.

2016 Artist, Crafters & Entertainment Festival –every 3rd weekend of the month on River Street

The River Street venue provides:

  • Increasing tourism –Attracting tourist
  • Education- Multicultural enrichment of the Arts, Crafts & Entertainment
  • Building businesses- Local, State and Regional Vendors
  • Decreasing poverty-Employment for the homeless
  • Local Employment – City Police
  • Generating State and local taxes revenues
  • Diverse artists and crafters to sell their creations
  • Non-profits to pass out their information
  • Sponsors to pass out their information
  • Held a food and sock drive to support a food pantry and the homeless
  • Provided school supplies and uniforms to more than 50 families in need
  • Provide work experience and training for local young people interested in audio engineering
  • Made it possible for the first ever lactation station to be available locally in a pubic festival setting
  • Provide a venue for non-profits to pass out information about their organization
  • Support our young Urban entertainment and entertainers by giving them a public stage to showcase their talents for free
  • Hosted the 1st Gullah Geechee Event in 2015 and Sept 2016
  • Hosted space for some of the Savannah Food Trucks

Other Coastal locations

•           Supported Savannah Interagency Diversity Council– Human Trafficking Event-Armstrong University- Savannah, GA
•           Supported the stop gun violence movement- Daffin Park –Savannah, GA
•           Supported Summer Fest- Savannah Feed the Hungry – Forsyth Park –Savannah, GA
•           Supported the back to school Bash at the West Broad Street YMCA-Savannah, GA
•           Supported the Halloween Bash at the West Broad Street YMCA-Savannah, GA
•           Partnering with PAC, a parents organization in Frazier Homes, to help uplift the community –Savannah, GA
•           Partnering with Stork’s Nest –Savannah, GA
•           Held a festival to support veterans- JF Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, GA
•           Held basketball tournament to help raise funds for playground equipment at a subsidized housing community- Richmond Hill, GA
•           Volunteer teacher, provided entertainment for – Unity summer camp.- Garden City, GA

February 2015- Multicultural Arts & Crafts Event in Savannah Mall as part of Black History month.

Provided free family friendly event bringing local vendors, music and entertainment in the center court of the mall.

February 2014- Multicultural Arts & Crafts Event in Savannah Mall as part of Black History month.

Provided free family friendly event bringing local vendors, music and entertainment in the center court of the mall.

February 2013- Multicultural Arts & Crafts Event in Savannah Mall as part of Black History month.

Provided free family friendly event bringing local vendors, music and entertainment in the center court of the mall.

May 2013  Conducted a community outreach event in Richmond Hill, GA with its focus on breaking down stereotypes and bringing diverse people together to celebrate their similarities instead of their differences.

Jazz and Unity event in the Park at J. F. Gregory Park (1st annual event). Provided a free family friendly event bringing service organizations and community members together with music and local entertainment. Partnered with some local churches and service organizations to reach community residents who could benefit from the services.

July 2013- Community reach out through Georgia Game Changers and the Red Hot Chili Peppers after race event.

Passed out and shared information about community services at the Farmer’s Market in Gregory Park, Richmond Hill, GA. 

August 2013- Partnered and collaborated with Emmanuel Christian Church and Ice Cream Stop for the Anti-Bullying/Back to school event.

Participated in National Night Out event, giving opportunity to a small business to build community awareness of their service.

December 2013- Passed out and shared information about community services at the Richmond Hill, GA Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Market.

Create a New Positive Face for the Greater Good!

“A lot of people talk about Unity, but it’s built around their own church group, club, sorority/ fraternity, family, housing community, business, events, etc. And there’s nothing wrong with that, yet once in awhile we need to get together and come to an event that celebrates all of us as culturally diverse Americans, Global citizens and finally, people created by God. ” – Sharon & Craig

 

Mission Statement:
 Unity in the Community, INC is a non-profit that promotes unity though culturally diverse fun events and educational activities for youth and families, inclusive of all ethnicities.  

These events attempt to help people meet people’s educational, physical, emotional, financial, and spiritual needs. We include educational activities that help youth develop new skills, regardless of their race or nationality.

  • Diversity is an inclusive concept that embraces everyone. It encompasses race, age, and gender; people with different physical and mental abilities; people from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Culture can be defined as the way of life that is created, learned, held in common and passed on from one generation to the next by members of a given society. Culture includes mores, values, traditions, customs, social behavior, philosophy of life, and worldviews that are shared by a group of people bound together by a common history, geographic location, and language.

Essentially stated, the call for cultural diversity is the call of humanity, imploring us not to judge each other by physical characteristics, cultural values, or philosophical differences. It calls us to understand, acknowledge and accept our diversity because of the unlimited opportunities it provides our nation and the world.
Note: Some groups historically did not or are not sensitive, (even today) to cultural diverse groups. Being more exclusion then inclusion, they may not appreciate the fact that all these different traditions will enrich the USA  both today and in the future.

 

Slogan / Motto:
Unity through Culture & Diversity

 

CURRENT EVENTS:

  • River Street in Savannah, GA, on the 3rd Saturday of every month starting on April 18th to Dec 20th, 2016.  We want to ask everyone within the S.E. Coastal community to come out and celebrate diversity together at these events. Make sure you bring your family, friends, business partners, and everybody to these Free, Family, Fun unique event. For more information please email us at unitynthecommunity@hotmail.com
  • Partnering and/or collaborating with other local Savannah area non-profits to provided support for free, family, fun events and/or educational activities for youth and families.


What we provide:

  • Provide Free, Family Friendly Events
  • Provide information about family services that are available in the community
  • Provide Non-profit Organizations the opportunity to share their services to the public at our events or the ones in which we participate
  • Provide Vendors the opportunity to sell their products & services at our events or the ones in which we participate
  • Provide Sponsors the opportunity to share their services & products to the public.

We hope to get the community more involved in one another’s cultures that exist here in the Richmond Hill/Bryan County and the South East coast area. This site, and the articles written in the local newspapers, shows ideas and ways to try and break down the barriers of Racism, Sexism, Religiosity and Classism within your local community.

Remember, “WE ARE MORE ALIKE THAN WE ARE NOT ALIKE…. WE SPEND MORE TIME FOCUSING ON OUR DIFFERENCES, INSTEAD OF DISCOVERING OUR LIKENESSES AND STILL LOVING OUR DIFFERENCES.”

MLK also said: “An individual has not started living until he or she can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity”

Our Needs/Wants

We now need…

Other people, especially people of color, who live here within the S.E. Coastal area to get in touch with us, if they would also like to help build a new positive face that, will break down stereotypes.

We want to help you get free public exposure for your cause or your service to the people of Savannah..Richmond Hill/Bryan County and within the S.E. Coastal area.

FUTURE 
        


Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every week at 5PM (please email unitynthecommunity@hotmail.com for address) 
   


**Black History month events at Richmond Hill High School during Black History Month in Feb 2016 
    


 **3rd Annual Unity in the Park Festival at J.F. Gregory Park, GA, May 2017

We want to take this idea to other nearby communities within the S. E. Coastal area.

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