I just want to say thank you to all the fans and friends who donated to Unity Shoppe over the past couple of months ... and for all of your sweet birthday wishes, too!
Truth is, I appreciate your help with Unity every year, but especially this past one. Two years ago the horrible fires and devastating mudslides took many homes and lives & left our city in pain & shock. After the national relief organizations left town, Unity was here to help our neighbors pick up the pieces & rebuild their lives.
Unity doesn't receive any government funding. It depends on community support, so that task has been financially overwhelming. Unity literally ran out of money and had to shutter its doors for a couple months while we set about finding donors and raising awareness and funds in order to reopen by last Thanksgiving.
My heartfelt thanks goes out to you, and the hundreds of generous, caring individuals from all across the country, who donated whatever you could to help us get back up and going strong here in Santa Barbara once again.
Unity was founded on the idea of neighbors helping neighbors, and you have re-defined the scope of our neighborhood.
Thank you all very much,