It is the mission of Unity Festival, Inc. to enhance the community through community service. Revitalizing, restoring and rebuilding are our main objectives. Annually, Unity Festival, Inc. has presented a Unity Festival in the community to provide an outlet for the community to come together and feed off everyone’s positive energy. During the holidays, we give needy families Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas Angels are given gifts.
Recently, Unity Festival , Inc. added a Mr. and Miss Unity Scholarship Contest in conjunction with the Unity Festival. The contest is to provide scholarships monies to deserving youth in the community. The objective of the contest is to provide young men and young women the opportunity to enhance their skills through mentorship, social programs, and community services. Emphasis is given to academic achievement and community consciousness.
We are dedicated to this mission and will strive towards the goal of a better community that will honor our past, grow our present and be a resource for our future.
We offer various outlets for community participation via community festivals, scholarship programs for deserving youth, mentoring programs, and aid to the needy during the holiday seasons.
Our long term goals are to provide tutorial programs, senior daycare (providing transportation for both), open a gym, provide summer programs for youth who cannot afford summer camps, and open a center for unwed young mothers that will offer job training and daycare.
Anually, the Unity Festival team focused on an issue that impacts our community. Sickel Cell Anemia was the focus in 2011 and our 2012 community awareness campaign focus on Heart Disease in America in 2013. Our focus this year is Autism and related developmental diseases.
Also, we support the Amerian Red Cross wth a Blood Drive during our Festival.