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WE ARE UNITY

OUR MISSION

Unity Shoppe is dedicated to providing residents impacted by temporary conditions of poverty, natural disaster or health crisis with resources, including groceries, clothing, and other essentials, that reinforce human dignity and encourage self-sufficiency and independence.

OUR VISION

With loyal financial and volunteer support as its foundation, Unity Shoppe strives to be a year-round trusted community safety net which expands the social and economic equity of the underserved, helping them regain their footing in the shortest time possible, especially when confronted by an unforeseen crisis that might otherwise result in welfare dependence or homelessness.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Unity Shoppe is committed to developing and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where all members create and feel a sense of belonging. We recognize that working towards equality is an ongoing process which requires continued education, personal development, and self awareness in order to address barriers arising from unintended bias, discrimination, racism and sexism. We strive to employ the best talent and provide compassionate client care without regard to race, ethnicity, culture, color, religion/non-religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, difference in ability, education level, socio-economic status, military/veteran status or political affiliation.

THE TEAM

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

We reflect on two challenging years where we saw tremendous change in our services as well as a dramatic increase in need prompted by the pandemic. We were tested and met the call thanks to the internlinking positive connections, and the people who came forward in spades: our incredible staff, volunteers working remotely, a caring Board, and generous donors.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Unity’s Board of Directors are volunteers extraordinaire. These volunteer leaders working on our behalf by giving of their time, talent, and monetary gifts, support our staff of 22 employees in fulfilling our mission…

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INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS

Everything counts, even in small amounts. Unity relies on the charitable contributions from our community of individual supporters. Whether by bequeathing a legacy gift, participating in our telethon, stocking shelves with in-kind donations, or stopping in to lend a hand, our supporters are comUNITY champions.

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COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS

Unity Shoppe works with a vast network of referral partners to provide services to Santa Barbara residents in need. More than 400 Referring Agencies send thousands of families, seniors, and disabled individuals to Unity when there is an essential household need which cannot be met through the referring partner’s programs or mission.

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