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Bank of America Delivers

Diapers, Diapers, Diapers! Bank of America wanted to give back. And they sure did. They learned of Unity House’s Basics for Babies program and how, for young parents, meeting the basic needs of young children can be a challenge. Food pantries may not have on their shelves the items a baby needs. And vouchers for… more

Food for Thought

Quality = Dignity People living with food insecurity need access to quality, nutrient-dense food. That can be a challenge for food pantries and soup kitchens who rely on donations. As much as we try to make visiting a food pantry a ‘shopping’ experience where one can exercise choice, the supplies are limited. It’s not like shopping in the… more

Thank you PHILA!

Philanthropy Club at Emma Willard School Makes a Difference It’s a club, but runs sort of like a class in which students at the Emma Willard School make informed choices about how to make an impact in their community. For many at the school, it’s a chance to learn more about causes, issues that affect… more

Thank You Shenendehowa Quilt Project

Sewn with comfort, prayers and love Unity House was thrilled to receive a large donation of quilts from the Shenendehowa Quilt Project. The quilts will go to Sojourner Place, Unity House’s shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is often in need of blankets, quilts, twin-size sheet sets, towels and toiletries. The quilts are part of a… more

Getting her Kicks with Community Service

Columbia High School Student on a Mission Shruti Kamat, a 15-year-old student at Columba High School is working toward her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the culmination of a 5-year journey with Columbia Tae Kwon Do in Rensselaer. It takes years of training and practice to achieve black belt status. Along the way, students learn skills… more

Calling All Golfers!

A Chance to Play on a Premium Course While Doing Good! Join Unity House and Catholic Charities at the Fifth Annual Golf for Good at Schuyler Meadows on Monday, August 21st. Drop off your clubs, enjoy lunch on the terrace and then shotgun start at 12:30. A round of golf on a fabulous course is… more

Making Good Use of What You’ve Got

The Unity House Food Pantry was serving hors d’oeuvres and fresh veggies on Tuesday. It was part of an effort to show how a household can put food pantry staples to good use. A bag of dried beans may be daunting to someone who has never cooked from scratch before, but with some tips and… more

Unity House Stands Against Racism

April 27th marked the YWCA’s Expo and program to Stand Against Racism, bringing the community together to stand up to racism and work for racial justice.  The program is a signature campaign of YWCA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and… more

Springtime at Unity House

A Time of Renewal In many faith communities, spring is a time of rebirth. At Unity House, we see rebirth all around: whether it’s people getting back on their feet after a sudden loss such as a house fire, loss of income, or after seeking refuge from domestic violence, hope abounds when people are empowered… more

The Old Brick Furniture Company

Good Neighbors The Old Brick Furniture Company is consolidating their business at their Albany location. It looks like exciting things are planned for their former Troy space, but before that could happen, they needed to clear out the showroom. That’s when they thought of Unity House. Old Brick donated several beds, box springs and bedframes to… more

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