Many are unable to return to work and don't qualify for unemployment. Some have children at home not returning to school. While others have multi-generations for which to provide. Even now with a light at the end of the tunnel, everyone seems emotionally and financially "spent"!
Because the needs of our community remains strong, Unity Impact is hosting the "Open Up - $19 Challenge". We will continue taking donations, to help those individuals and families still suffering in the wake of COVID-19, through the end of Summer.
If you are able to "gift" during these trying times, we are asking for donations of $19.00 (or any other denomination).
We greatly appreciate your assistance in helping our friends and neighbors. Thank you for your continued support of Unity Impact and those we are blessed to come alongside.
We believe that "Small CommUNITY Gestures, Have Big Society IMPACT"!
Thank you again for your generous donation!
All donations are tax deductible and your receipt is sent to you immediately. No donation is too small, as any and all amounts have an IMPACT!
Click the button below to be connected to our Open Up - $19 Challenge donation page.
Thank you in advance...
April - May 2020
On March 15th, 2020, the governor of California ordered all "non-essential" businesses to close down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the intention at the time was to "flatten the curve" so as to not overwhelm our healthcare system, the impact on those who work in "non-essential" industries was fiscally and emotionally catastrophic.
Profits, from a nationwide sale of "ESSENTIAL" merchandise, offered through a local HB merchant, was gifted to Unity Impact. Those proceeds, in addition to monies collected from our online driven fundraiser, were used to support those impacted by a loss of income.
The profession people chose may or may have not, been deemed essential at the time, but the human spirit is always essential; Unity Impact stood with those in the time of uncertainty.
The Essential Movement was about ALL OF US!!
The Inaugural Huntington Beach Mayor's Ball was held on November 23, 2019 at the Waterfront Resort in Huntington Beach. It was a charity event which honored our outgoing Mayor, Mr. Erik Peterson and the nonprofits which he chose to bless. Over 260 people were in attendance and thousands were raised for our recipients.
This year's charities:
This endeavor will annually ...
This was a community effort bringing together the compassionate residents and businesses of Huntington Beach, in support of our neighbors who have been impacted by the government shutdown.
Let us clarify ...
It had NOTHING to do with politics, and EVERYTHING to do with offering a hand to those in our community.
This was the longest shutdown on record. Food was needed to feed our children, utility bills were due, rent money was needed, humans and animals need medical care, etc. Sadly, the lists are long.
Thank you to the residents who asked for assistance. Over $500 in needs were gifted to those who needed help.
Cards for Cali was a community event, which brought together the compassionate residents of Huntington Beach, and it's surrounding areas, in support of the victims of the November 2018 California Fires.
Gift cards were accepted to assist the many lives that were forever altered due to the fire devastation!
All types of gift cards were accepted, as everything was needed by those impacted.
Because not all gift cards are "marked" with a value, it was difficult to determine the total raised for the families of Paradise, California. Unity Impact estimates between $2000-3000.00.
Donation was made to the Paradise Rotary Club for distribution to the city's residents.
The purpose of this candlelight prayer vigil was for our community to come together to mourn and honor the lives lost in Las Vegas during the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, to stand in solidarity with the survivors, to heal as a community, and to open up dialog.
Unity Impact organized a candlelight vigil held in Huntington Beach on Sunday, October 8th at 6:30 pm. The names of the victims were read by members of the community as we honored the lives they lived. Media coverage of the event can be found on our "media" page!
Families impacted by the Vegas shooting were offered financial assistance, through contributions made to Unity Impact during the vigil and following the event.
Thank you to the two amazing Huntington Beach residents who began this great venture: Misty Blu and Candice Kay. Women with family in Texas, who they wished to help. What started as a "van full of stuff" for Texas, grew into a HB CommUNITY effort and convoy of trucks going to Texas on a Monday evening.
Unity Impact was honored to be involved in this project. Our goal was not only to spread the word of the #HBHelpsHouston efforts, but to continue to provide help for those that needed assistance both locally and beyond.
If you have any question, please call us or message us through our online contact form.
"Stacy, I can't begin to express my thoughts to you. You are an amazing and talented person. Without you, the Inaugural Huntington Beach Mayor's Ball would have never happened. Thank you so very much!"
~ Erik Peterson, Mayor of Huntington Beach, 2019
"Stacy, just a note to thank you for your wonderful organizational skills and bringing our HB community together to help the residents of Houston. Yes, it was a lot of hard work, however it was also a great opportunity for a lot of people to have a good time working together. Thank you for that! All my best ...
~ Barbara Delgleize, Mayor of Huntington Beach 2017