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Children’s Holiday Program

Baby, It’s Hot Outside!

High temperatures or not, we are planning for the holiday season Unity House elves and volunteers are already planning for the busiest time of the year: December, when we help coordinate gifts for over 1,500 children across Unity House programs. Easy Ways to Help Get involved by making a gift to our Children’s Holiday program. Host a Toy… more

Holiday Gift Program

Sign Ups for our annual Holiday Gift program for children are now under way! If you would like to Adopt a Child and fulfill their Wish List of wants and needs, please contact Mandy Brown at (518) 274-2607 4139 or events@UnityHouseNY.org To the many office groups, book clubs, churches, families and individuals who have adopted… more

Let’s Talk about BABIES!

Can you help with any items on our Wish List? Babies need lots of care and many of the things they need are expensive. Some of these items, like wipes and diapers, are used in our early childhood education and daycare* programs. Others are needed for our Holiday Gift program. Help with these items is… more

Needed: A Few Good Elves

Thinking Ahead to the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Yes, it’s still warm outside but staff and volunteers are busy planning for our Adopt a Child program which helps provide holiday gifts for over 1,000 children across Unity House programs. Can your group or organization help? By hosting a toy drive, you can help collect… more

Thank You!

Adopt a Child Program a Success Children involved in programs across Unity House received gifts this holiday season thanks to the support of so many in our community. The annual Adopt a Child program connects donors wanting to fulfill a child’s Wish List of wants and needs with children in need. With list in hand, caring… more

Paying it Forward

Watervliet Youth Pitch In Recognizing the blessings in their own lives, a number of Watervliet youth decided to pay it forward to others in their community by making Christmas about giving. The idea was to take the focus off themselves, and focus on the needs of others. Friends Bless Demand, Isaiah Teabout, Dontae Powell, Mya Sentmier Thomas and Nathan Bellow worked… more

Northeast Acura Delivers

Known for their great cars and great service. Did you know Northeast Acura in Latham also delivers? We’re not talking about cars. We mean toys. Each year, Northeast Acura provides a driver and a van to assist with Unity House’s Adopt a Child holiday gift giving program. It’s an enormous undertaking over two months involving many volunteers and… more

Adopt a Child Kick Off!

November 16th the Official Date Unity House staff and volunteers are busy planning for one of our biggest annual undertakings: the Adopt a Child program that helps provide gifts to over 1,300 children across Unity House programs. This tremendous undertaking would not be possible without the support of the many individuals, families, churches, service organizations and… more

Sweet on Collar City Sweet Shoppe

Collar City Sweet Shoppe on Third Street in downtown Troy raffled off their beautiful chocolate Santa. He was a giant confection and a SWEETheart of a guy, entirely edible except for his cute spectacles. Ray and Amy Farrigan, owners of this sweet spot, brought Santa in to be raffled off to benefit Unity House. On Saturday,… more

Radio Station 99.5 The River does it again!

It’s that time of year again! When our favorite local radio station, 99.5 The River, hosts a toy drive for local charities, Unity House among them. Leading up to the holiday season the station promotes the needs of children and families who are struggling at the holidays and hosts a Toy Drive Drop. This year’s drop… more

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