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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

Employee Spotlight: Kristy Deegan

People who help make life better Kristy Deegan first came to work at Unity House in 2005, when she started at A Child’s Place at Unity House. In a short period of time, she had cooked at both the Troy and Albany locations, no easy feat since there are strict schedules and nutrition requirements in… 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

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

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