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Times Union Capital Region Gives

Vote for Unity House and help us win BIG! Look for the Albany Times Union, in print and online, for their special Capital Region Gives section. Now an annual tradition, this special section each November heralds a season of giving and profiles area non-profits. Helping neighbors in ways big and small, area non-profits make an… more

Unity House among Achievers: Changemakers

2020 need for adaptation recognized by Albany Business Review Nothing is the same in 2020, is it? Chris Burke, Unity House’s Chief Executive Officer, has said that the pandemic and the economic fallout have not changed our work at Unity House. The pandemic has increased the need for our services, and it has certainly changed… more

How to Help

Make a difference People often ask, ‘What can I do?’ Here are ways to help: Make a donation to your favorite Unity House program or service. Want to help feed kids? Or is legal support for indigent clients more your passion? Whatever your interest is, you can make a monetary gift to Unity House and… more

Unity House Awarded Grant

Abuse of animals seen as bridge crime Perhaps you are familiar with the link: people who harm animals are more likely to harm people. In the case of beloved pets in households where there is domestic violence, the link is very personal. Abusers can use the threat of harm to a pet as leverage to… more

Aeroponics: valuable urban resource

Meet Tyler. Tyler is an 18 year old with a bit of green thumb. Instead of growing fresh produce outside, Tyler puts his green thumb to work indoors, in growing towers that grow fresh produce such as lettuce, cucumbers, kale, chard, and fresh herbs. Known as aeorponics, this growing method uses less water and soil… more

Are you an Amazon Shopper?

You can help! We love shopping local, but sometimes only the world wide web will do. When that’s the case and you find yourself on Amazon, consider two ways you can help: Start with AmazonSmile. It’s the Amazon foundation that gives a portion of eligible purchases to charities. Unity House has signed up to receive donations… more

From Fog to Sun

Schuyler Meadows Course offers great setting for charitable golf tournament Many thanks to our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and GOLFERS, for a great day in support of Unity House. Tuesday, October 6th was the rescheduled date of Unity House’s golf tournament. The original date was last Spring, when NY was on pause. We’ve never held our… more

Faces of the Pandemic to help Faces of the Pandemic

Artist Shares Talent to Help Others The first thing you should know about ceramicist Mary LaFleur is that she is talented. The second is that she is generous. When the Capital District went in to lock-down, Mary went to her clay, a medium she has worked in for over 40 years. A gifted artist and… more

Bob Talham, Inc. Helps Pave the Way

Helping Make Childcare Affordable Bob Talham, Inc., a Troy-based utility restoration company that you may have seen doing paving work in the Capital Region, is grateful for the opportunity to keep working. Their workforce has been hard at work doing the kind of skilled, manual labor that is very much needed. Realizing the economic toll… more

Thanksgiving: This year food insecurity is greater than ever

Pandemic forces many new households in to position of food insecurity For families facing food insecurity, Fall can be a stressful time. For this reason, access to a food pantry and grab-and-go meals can be a lifeline to individuals and families facing food insecurity- when consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack… more

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