Check out the Chocolate Santa! We had to see him for ourselves. Collar City Sweets, a new shop in downtown Troy, is raffling off the yummiest thing yet: a giant chocolate Santa Claus. He’s three feet tall, weighs 25 pounds and is entirely edible. Well, except the glasses. Don’t try to eat Santa’s eyeglasses. The Collar… more
Children at Unity Sunshine had a wonderful week leading up to Halloween. Check out this photo from the amazing pumpkin decorating contest among the classrooms.
Have you seen a show at the Rep? Of course you have! Then you’ll LOVE the news that they are dedicating one of their December days to benefit Unity House. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious musical stage adaption of the beloved Christmas classic. The two shows on Saturday, December 18th- a 3pm… more
Unity House’s kitchen was busy Wednesday morning, with the smell of pancakes in the air. For a special treat, bacon and eggs were on offer too! The occasion was a celebration of the release of our cook Amy Halloran’s new book, ‘The New Bread Basket’. The book is subtitled, ‘How the new crop of grain… more
The Unity Sunshine Program had a great day for Halloween, including an outdoor sidewalk parade, a visit to Senior Citizen friends, and very creative staff dressed up for this fun day. See more in our photo gallery.
Busiest Time of Year! Staff, friends and volunteers of Unity House are gearing up for one of the busiest times of year to undertake a huge endeavor: Unity House’s Adopt a Child program. The program, which will serve over 1,300 children across Unity House program areas, aims to ensure children in need have a joyous… more
Unity House Holiday ‘Store’ in Need of Wrapping Paper Each year Unity House partners with neighboring non-profits to provide a holiday ‘store’ where parents can shop for free. Parents set up a time to come visit the space, which is stocked with things children need and want. We are grateful to receive donations of new toys, books,… more
Local girl scouts made a big contribution for October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month. Troop 153 took toiletries, which are very much in demand in shelters, and created individual shower caddies. The toiletries are a handy mix of items that are useful to an individual or a parent with children, and are in a caddy. The caddy is… more
Teens can face many challenges navigating the social scene of High School, and there’s no easy road map. At Troy High School, in Troy, NY there is a club called WAVE that helps. WAVE stands for Women as Voices and Educators and draws on community resources to help students discuss and tackle these issues. Staff from… more
Childcare program offers free afternoon and evening social activities for parents and children With three locations- two in downtown Troy and one in Albany, the Unity Sunshine Program has plenty of opportunities to socialize. Parents and guardians can choose from a variety of family friendly activities such as zumba, bingo, crafts, story time and more. These informal… more