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A Great Gala!

It’s not called the I Love Unity House Gala for nothing! Many thanks to everyone who came out for our gala on Friday, February 12th. We felt the love! It was a terrific night and we were thrilled to honor one of Unity House’s original founders, Ms. Mary Jane Smith. Also honored was the terrific Frank Pitts… more

Purses With Promise

At Unity House, we meet a lot of people interested in volunteering. Most of them are regular folks wanting to make a difference in their community. Every once in awhile an individual knocks our socks off with not just their kindness, but their creativity and compassion. That’s what happened today. A woman named Lisa Carson… more

Gala Ticket Prices

Prices for the upcoming I Love Unity House Gala on Friday, February 12th are as follows: Individual:  $150 Under 30: $75   Please join us as we celebrate community heroes Mary Jane Smith, Frank Pitts and architecture+, and the Howard and Bush Foundation. You can RSVP by calling Mandy at (518) 274-2607 x4139 or by… more

Times Union features Mary Jane Smith in “Faces of Faith”

Do you read the Times Union’s Faces of Faith column? This short Q & A features a local person of interest. It’s always an interesting read and we are thrilled to see that one of the founders of Unity House, Mary Jane Smith, is featured in today’s paper. You can read the article on the Times… more

Unity House Goes RED for Heart Health

Unity House was a sea of red on Friday, February 5th. Staff, guests and visitors were seen wearing red in honor of Wear Red day to promote heart health, especially in women. Heart disease affects women differently than men. The American Heart Association launched the Go Red campaign to raise awareness about women’s heart health… more

Columbia High School Varsity Pep Rally at Unity Sunshine

Students from Columbia High School’s Varsity Football team volunteered at the Unity Sunshine Program’s Albany location for a pep rally in anticipation of Super Bowl 50 this weekend. Children in the program, ranging in ages from 3-5 were treated to mock training drills, football cheers and chants. The children also had fun making football themed… more

Second Hand Clothing a Fashion Statement

Do you like vintage clothing? Or perhaps you shop second-hand stores because you are thrifty. Or maybe you are motivated to keep gently-used clothing out of the waste stream. Some might even shop second-hand to support a cause close to their heart. Still others might be committed to the recycling aspect, not buying into consumerism of… more

Daytime Volunteer Opportunities at Unity House

Unity House is looking for daytime volunteers to work in ReStyle, the Unity House store! The store, offering gently used clothing and accessories among other items, is open weekdays until 4:30 and located on the ground floor of The Front Door, Unity House’s community resource center. The location is 2431 Sixth Avenue, just north of the Hoosick… more

WIN this Gorgeous Necklace!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: buy a raffle ticket for only $20 for a chance to win a custom-designed necklace. Tickets are limited to only 200 and you don’t have to be present when we pull the winning ticket at our upcoming I Love Unity House Gala. Contact us about buying your raffle ticket(s)… more

Gearing up for GALA!

The I Love Unity House Gala is just two weeks away!Volunteers and staff are busy putting the final touches on the I Love Unity House Gala. The event will be on Friday, February 12th at the beautiful Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Technology Park in Troy. It’s a lovely venue and a fitting one for… more