You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what’s #GivingTuesday? It’s the antidote to all that consumerism. Giving Tuesday is a chance to give back, to get involved. To reflect on all that we are grateful for and consider how we might help those less fortunate. At Unity House, in the past we’ve reached… more
Do you ever catch on the radio the “Listener Essay” featured on WAMC? This week’s essay was written and read on the radio by Kathryn Allen. A local writer and long-time friend to Unity House, Ms. Allen discusses the needs of food pantries. You can listen to this short piece on the WAMC website, or… more
Downtown Troy barber shop, Troy Grooming Co. on River Street, is hosting a food drive to benefit Unity House and Joseph’s House & Shelter. You can read more about this kind generosity and how it’s part of a family legacy, at the article in The Record. Many thanks to Mr. Jamie Magur and all those who… more
Staff and friends from Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program will be walking with Joseph’s House & Shelter at their annual Winter Walk. The Walk is a family-friendly affair meant to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness. It’s held on a cold day to serve as a reminder of some of the struggles people who are… more
Check out the Chocolate Santa! We had to see him for ourselves. Collar City Sweets, a new shop in downtown Troy, is raffling off the yummiest thing yet: a giant chocolate Santa Claus. He’s three feet tall, weighs 25 pounds and is entirely edible. Well, except the glasses. Don’t try to eat Santa’s eyeglasses. The Collar… more
Children at Unity Sunshine had a wonderful week leading up to Halloween. Check out this photo from the amazing pumpkin decorating contest among the classrooms.
Have you seen a show at the Rep? Of course you have! Then you’ll LOVE the news that they are dedicating one of their December days to benefit Unity House. A Christmas Story, The Musical is the hilarious musical stage adaption of the beloved Christmas classic. The two shows on Saturday, December 18th- a 3pm… more
Unity House’s kitchen was busy Wednesday morning, with the smell of pancakes in the air. For a special treat, bacon and eggs were on offer too! The occasion was a celebration of the release of our cook Amy Halloran’s new book, ‘The New Bread Basket’. The book is subtitled, ‘How the new crop of grain… more
The Unity Sunshine Program had a great day for Halloween, including an outdoor sidewalk parade, a visit to Senior Citizen friends, and very creative staff dressed up for this fun day. See more in our photo gallery.
Childcare program offers free afternoon and evening social activities for parents and children With three locations- two in downtown Troy and one in Albany, the Unity Sunshine Program has plenty of opportunities to socialize. Parents and guardians can choose from a variety of family friendly activities such as zumba, bingo, crafts, story time and more. These informal… more