Message from our Coordinator

    In July and August, we had several wonderful opportunities for you to be of service and get involved with what’s going on at Unity of Springfield! There was a picnic, a Luau, and Spirit Explorers in July, and August saw the most amazing Back-to-School Bash! Where were you when these things were going on? Did you dive in with both feet and say, “Let me help!” I know many of you did!

   At the picnic there were more volunteers than tasks to keep them busy! The Luau could have used more of those helping hands. There were only three people to decorate and set up for this party; and what a great job they did!! Spirit Explorers was a hit with lots of children in attendance and people willing to step up either by helping with the kiddos or donating supplies.

   Speaking of donating supplies... Our First Annual Back-to-School Bash was incredible!! Outreach Team Leader, Lisa Landrigan, did a great job of organizing this event. Who could have known that we would have such a turnout? Thanks to everyone who stepped up for this event! We were able to help over 200 school children who may not have had appropriate supplies at the beginning of the school year, and we fed even more people than that! Next year we’ll know to step up our game so we can help even more people in our community!

   Although there are fewer big events planned for September and October we would still like you to be open to serve. There is the Fashion Boutique Blowout, Town Hall Meeting & Potluck, Antique & Collectibles Sale, serving dinner at Ronald McDonald House, Fall Clean-up, and our funtastic Spooktrunkular! At all of these events there will be opportunity for people to (at the very least) help set up and clean up afterwards. Will your name be in the basket when I draw for a winner?

   If you have ideas or suggestions for the volunteer program here at Unity, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I want to see everyone’s talents being used for the highest good of Unity of Springfield.


Blessings in service,

Michelle Johnson,
Volunteer Coordinator