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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

Family Zumba Night a Hit!

Zumba for Parents and Children at Unity Sunshine Program It was cold outside but warm inside as we zumba’d our way to fun and fitness! Thanks to Zumba instructor Geraldine Reed, children at Unity Sunshine Program and their families enjoyed a free Zumba class. Kids love to dance and parents love an activity the whole family can… more

St. Michael’s Parish in Troy and The Three Irish Voices

Group to Sponsor Benefit Show Again St. Michael’s Parish at 175 Williams Road in Troy is once again putting in an Irish themed benefit evening. The concert will take place on Thursday, March 11 at the church and will feature the Three Irish Voices of Frank Jaklitsch and friend including Mike Roche and Bob Long,… more

Apprenda Gives Back

You know that Troy is home to lots of creativity and innovation, but did you know Troy is home to high tech as well? Troy-based Apprenda was drawn to the vibrant, creative scene of downtown Troy and made it their home. Currently operating out of the Hedley building, staff often drive by Unity House’s Front… more

Blanketed with Love

Twill: Two is better than one Local blanket company, Twill, makes the softest blankets. Blankets that you just want to curl up in, offering warmth that is especially welcome at this time of year. Twill blankets, however, are not just nice blankets. Their tagline “Buy One, Give One” sums up the idea: you buy one of their… more