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Nighthawks Helps Non-Profits

New Restaurant in Troy Starts out by Giving Back Nighthawks, a new restaurant in downtown Troy, had their grand opening recently and marked the occasion in a unique way: they had plenty of amazing food, a gorgeous space at 461 Broadway with a full bar, and open hearts. The owners invited guests to nosh free… more

Reminder on Updated Hours

Unity House is open one Saturday a month: July 28th Saturday access means people who can’t come during weekday business hours, can still get access to needed services. Unity House has also adjusted Thursday’s hours to improve access: guests can visit Community Resources, the program that helps with life’s essentials, from 1pm to 7pm on… more

Summer Sees Spike in Hunger

Food Insecurity in the Summer During the school year, many children count on the free breakfast and lunch that is often available. Thanks to community-wide eligibility, many schools offer free lunch to all students. There is no application to qualify. As such, food is available for those who need it. But when happens when school… more

Wynantskill Hannaford Helps through sale of their Resusable Shopping Bags

Unity House Chosen for Month of July The Wynantskill Hannaford has chosen Unity House as the charity for the month of July. This means for every Fight Hunger bag sold, Unity House will receive one dollar. The bags are part of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program. There are two versions of the bag: the beige bag is being phased out… more

Real Cooking with Pretend Soup

Grant Funding Helps Address Food Insecurity With the support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, the Unity House kitchen and dining room will become fun learning space. For one week in June, Unity House will offer a free cooking class for kids and their parents. The one hour class is at 1pm, immediately following… more

Financial Well Being

Free class at work a benefit to Unity House staff The Unity House workforce is spread out in a lot of ways. Now matter how diverse and dispersed, there is one thing every worker has in common: concern about finances. Like mental illness, domestic violence, poverty, or other issues that Unity House staff deal with… more

Love Grows Here

Veggies planted on Mary Jane Smith Day May 15th, Mary Jane Smith Day at Unity House, saw lots of activity. Among the many wonderful volunteer projects, was the planting of a small garden at a nearby residence. Some of the tenants came to reside there through Unity House and they benefit from Unity House support… more

Saturday Access to Community Resources Helps Working Families

The working poor: noun/people with jobs that don’t pay a livable wage or jobs that don’t offer enough hours of work to pay for life’s necessities For people who work traditional business hours, getting to Unity House can be a challenge. Open weekdays, the Unity House community resource center called The Front Door is a… more

A Connection to Caring

Mary Jane Day at Unity House Brings People Together On May 15th, what would have been her 90th birthday, Unity House celebrated Mary Jane Smith day. In 1971 Mary Jane founded Unity House along with Regis Obijiski and Peter Callaghan. Together, they settled in a low income neighborhood in Troy to respond to the needs of… more

Mother’s Day is May 13th

Shop at AmazonSmile and Help Unity House When you shop at AmazonSmile and select Unity House as your charity of choice, a portion of each eligible purchase goes to Unity House. Passive income helps create a steady stream of support so we can work to feed the hungry, clothe and house the homeless, shelter victims… more

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