Unity in the Community is celebrating our 20th anniversary and promises to make this years celebration bigger and better than ever before. Be on the look out for all your favorite things as well as some great new additions. Save the date to celebrate diversity at Unity in the Community Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Riverfront Park located in Downtown Spokane. Planning is well underway and there are many new additions to the upcoming celebration. We are very excited about the additional resources this will allow us to provide to the community. Continue to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on all the announcements.
Plan on joining us on August 1st for the 6th Annual ‘Up on the Roof - A Taste of Unity’ fundraiser. A First Friday event, this is always a fun evening and features a silent auction and raffles, a sampling of local food, a wine and beverage bar as well as live entertainment. Plus new this year we will be having live local bands on the Rooftop of the Saranac Public House.
The funds raised at this event go towards purchasing the school supplies that are handed out during Unity in the Community. Last year we were able to raise enough money to give out over 1,000 bags and are hoping to top that amount this year.
The doors open at 5:30 and admission is FREE! The Community Building is located at 25/35 W. Main Avenue in Downtown Spokane.
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What is Unity in the Community?
Community-Minded Enterprises serves as the hosting agency of Unity in the Community, the largest multicultural celebration in the Inland Northwest. Unity in the Community began in 1995 when community members sensed ethnic fragmentation in the Spokane community. Unity in the Community was created to celebrate the strength of diversity and create an understanding between all races and cultures.
Since its start in 1995, Unity in the Community has continued to grow; promoting its mission of educating, showcasing, celebrating, and sustaining a diverse community.
Unity in the Community features five main areas:
- The Cultural Villages
- Career/Education Fair
- Early Learning & Youth Villages
- Health Fair
- Cultural Entertainment
2014 Unity Events:
- School Supplies Drive: Boxes are located at several drop-off locations around Spokane to collect school supplies for local K-8 students in need. Through the work of our wonderful volunteers, great fundraising activities and community support we are striving towards our biggest school supply give away ever. Our goal is to hand out 1000+ bags of school supplies to kids in our community at this year’s Unity celebration.
- Up on the Roof-A Taste of Unity: Part of Spokane’s First Friday Celebration, on August 1, at the Community Building, in Downtown Spokane. This fun evening will feature silent auctions and raffles, local food and drinks as well as live entertainment. This event will raise money to purchase the school supplies handed out during Unity in the Community. The event begins at 5:30p.m. and admission is Free! The Community Building is located at 35 West Main Avenue.
- Unity Week: The week leading up to Unity in the Community featured a variety of events hosted by local nonprofits, community organizations and businesses.
Phone: (509) 209-2625