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What will you do with your extra day?

202o marks Leap Year February 29th is a bonus day on the calendar, one that comes along only every four years. This year, consider dedicating time to make A Leap of Kindness. Initiated by the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce in 2016, the #LeapofKindnessDay has grown to include over 100 chambers nationwide, including the wonderful Rensselaer… more

Unity House on panel for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month Unity House was honored to be among community partners on a panel for Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January. Hosted at the University at Albany and facilitated by the UAlbany Students Stopping Trafficking of People, the event was sponsored by the New York State Interagency Task Force on Trafficking…. more

Help Unity House through your online shopping

AmazonSmile gives a percentage of eligible purchases to your charity of choice when you shop through AmazonSmile. All you need to do is log into your regular Amazon account via the AmazonSmile portal, make sure Unity House is designated as your charity of choice and shop away! Amazon will even tell you how much you’ve… more

The Junior League of Albany: addressing food insecurity

Albany women helping Albany women First, this is not your grandmother’s Junior League. Yes, the Albany chapter of the volunteer group goes back to 1917 and the Junior League has evolved to be one of the largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world, spanning multiple countries. The non-profit Junior League today is as much about… more

Volunteer Information Sessions

Learn about the opportunities for and expectations of volunteers at Unity House. Volunteers are vital to our success. We are grateful for the many ways they help fulfill our mission. Whether it’s directly working with our consumers in a program, helping behind the scenes, working on a one-off project, cooking and serving a meal,  stocking… more

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Unity House is proud to help raise awareness of human trafficking, an issue that largely remains hidden despite heightened awareness around sexual harassment and sexual assault. Tackling the issue starts with acknowledging the problem that is human trafficking. Helpful information can be found at National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Below is helpful information taken from their site,… 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 – 1:30 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. Sponsorship Opportunities:… more

Bake Sale Superstar Strikes Again!

Consistent caring that is delicious We call her Bake Sale Superstar. For 7 years now she’s held a bake sale at The Sweater Venture in East Greenbush. Really, the kindness and the consistency is enough to give you hope for the future. Each year she plans, bakes and staffs a bake sale to benefit Unity House…. more

Rensselaer Honda Helps Combat Food Insecurity

How much food can you tuck in a truck? Not just a rhetorical question, the folks at Rensselaer Honda tucked a TON of food into a Honda truck and delivered it just in time to Unity House.  Their November food drive is a big help to the Unity House food pantry, which serves hundreds of families… more

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

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