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Welcome to the Morning of Kindness!

Morning of Kindness Volunteers are the Best This annual tradition on December 24th is an opportunity to give back while providing needed support to area non-profits It started out as a way to keep children who are excited about the Christmas holiday engaged and productive on a day full of anticipation. Local mom Kelly Mateja… more

#GivingTuesday at Unity House

National Day of Giving puts focus on helping others You’ve no doubt heard of #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that has become the antithesis of consumerism. The idea is to give of yourself to others. Folks have made charitable donations, helped raise awareness about causes near to them, volunteered, and organized clothing or food drives… more

Times Union Capital Region Gives

Coming Soon! Capital Region Gives Contest 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 impact economically and… more

Thanksgiving: Working Together to address food insecurity

For families facing food insecurity, Fall can be a stressful time. For this reason, access to a food pantry and community meals can be a lifeline to individuals and families facing food insecurity- when consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources. Unity House is proud to partner with… more

Children’s Holiday Program means fulfilling wishes and needs

Annual holiday program helps over 1,500 children across Unity House programs There are toys, games, balls, books, boots, blankets, and jammies. With the help of many generous elves, Unity House’s Children’s Holiday Program helps children in need have a magical holiday. There are several ways to get involved: buys gifts or host a toy drive… more

Prepping for PrEP Week

Pre-exposure prophylaxis helps prevent HIV As per the Centers for Disease control, pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take daily medicine to prevent HIV. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. When taken daily, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex… more

Farewell

Kathryn Allen, immediate past Board Chair of Unity House and passionate volunteer, Passes Away Kathryn Allen, Unity House’s immediate past Board Chair and so much more, passed away after battling brain cancer. She leaves a legacy of caring that is unmatched. Kathryn first came to Unity House as a volunteer, primarily working with survivors of… more

Save the Date for a Very Special Luncheon!

Join us for the I Love Unity House Celebration Luncheon When: Friday, February 14, 2020 Luncheon: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Troy location We’ll be celebrating community heroes who go above and beyond: Stewart’s/Dake Family RPI/Dr. Shirley Jackson Susan Shipherd Contact Mandy at (518) 274-2607 x4139  for more details.

Unity House Board Member Honored by Capital Region Chamber

Highlighting valuable engagement between businesses and nonprofits When you think of the Capital Region Chamber maybe you think of the terrific job they do of promoting the Capital Region as a great place to work, play, and raise a family, or start a business. They also do a fantastic job of raising awareness about the contribution… more

Unity House Volunteer Program: A Passport for Good

Mobile and Web platform developed locally helps non-profits Passport for Good is a mobile and web platform that chronicles student engagement outside of the classroom providing a verified non-academic transcript. Passport for Good captures community service, career, and participation in extracurricular activities, and aggregates data across individuals, groups, and events to increase engagement and demonstrate… more

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