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Mary Jane Day at Unity House: Friday, May 14th

Honoring a Legacy of Caring The late Mary Jane Smith was one of three founders of Unity House. Back in 1971, Mary Jane, Regis Obijiski and Peter Callagahan founded the organization in response to the needs of people living in poverty. Even after she retired from Unity House Mary Jane continued to support the organization… 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

A Super Logo to Celebrate a Super Anniversary

Unity House to celebrate 50th Anniversary in 2021-2022 As we finalize plans for our 50th anniversary celebration, we are thrilled to unveil a new anniversary logo that celebrates a half century of service. Unity House’s iconic green logo incorporating the words unity and house with a roof overhead was originally created in 1971 by a volunteer, John Baackes,… more

United Way of the Greater Capital Region makes Workplace Giving EASY!

Online portal even allows for directing support to agencies like Unity House Making a donation to the United Way helps in lots of ways. Donors can choose to make a one-time donation, or opt for payroll deduction, spreading their support throughout the year. You an also designate your dollars to support causes you care about… more

Mark your calendars!

For Summertime Opportunities We remain optimistic that we will be able to gather. In the meantime, we appreciate the patience- especially of those volunteers who have put their service on pause. Here are two summer events to pencil in your calendars: Join us at Unity House sites and in the community on June 5th for… more

January 18th is National Day of Service: DIY in 2021

MLK Day as a National Day of Service honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity House is NOT accepting volunteers on National Day of Service, Monday, January 18th. Due to the pandemic and the conditions in the Capital Region, we are not able to receive volunteers to help cook, serve, sort clothing… more

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

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