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Unity Rises Association requests to use Barclay Square

Punxsutawney – Founders of Unity Rises Association approached the Punxsutawney Borough Council to request use of Barclay Square to support the organization’s mission.

Unity Rises is a local nonprofit that runs a free donation center in the borough.

The donation center is run by Melissa and Chris Kirby, who are the founders of the Unity Rises Association.

The donation center is a branch of the organization the couple is using to help others.

The organization has hosted a wide variety of fundraisers and events in town, such as a free Halloween event for families, and several dances.

The Kirbys also held a backpack day ahead of the start of school, giving away backpacks with school supplies at the center.

Also operating under Unity Rises is Second Chance Above Ground, which is an addiction support group.