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Combined Federal Campaign

Are you a federal employee? Federal employees can help people in need by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Each fall, federal employees are invited to donated to their charity of choice by participating in the CFC: the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal Government. The CFC, like the SEFA campaign at the… more

Basics for Babies Gets Boost from 100 Women Who Care

Capital Region Women Help Non-Profits Unity House’s Basics for Babies program, which helps parents in need with baby essentials,received donations totaling $16,100 from 100 Women Who Care. The group is made up of women, 161 at last count, who provide not-for-profit organizations with financial support through donations from each individual member of the group. Four… more

Come Gather, to sup and to talk

Upcoming Dates and Topics for Talk Soup Announced: Fall 2018 Join us for a light meal and deep conversation. Talk Soup is the free evening meal held monthly in Unity House’s communal dining room at 2431 6th Avenue in Troy. All are welcome and there is no cost or need to RSVP. Just show up!… more

Kids Cook Up Something Good

Dishing up delicious, nutritious fun Thanks to support from the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Unity House’s cooking class for kids is a success. Children are reading recipes, measuring out ingredients, and cooking food that’s not only good tasting but good for the body. At the end of the series, each child will go home with… more

Thank You!

Golfers, sponsors, golf committee, and volunteers create a memorable day! Golf for Good 2018, the co-hosted charitable golf tournament that benefits Unity House and Catholic Charities, wishes to thank all the amazing people who helped, especially our generous sponsors: Avila SEFCU BBL Construction Services C.T. Male Associates Hesnor Engineering Magna5 New York Press Services The… more

School Supplies Drop Off Opportunities

Ways to Get Involved Many thanks to those who have already contributed to the school supplies drives going on throughout the Capital Region. If you’d like to pitch in to help kids at Unity House, consider these upcoming opportunities: August 21: Rensselaer County Historical Society’s informal Back Deck Cocktail party is a fun night. Buy… more

School Supplies Needed Across Unity House Programs

New Sneakers, Pencils, Notebooks Needed September is a time of renewal. A fresh start to a new school year. Many children, even those who may say they don’t like school, look forward to that first day back at school. School and the people there provide familiarity and routine. School also provides meals: the free or… more

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

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