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Spring Into Action!

Unity House Rides Against Racism and Walks to CROP Hunger Spring is a time to get outside and renew your commitment to social justice! You can join Unity House and friends at two great Spring events: Saturday, May 1st: The YWCA’s Ride Against Racism. At this event, you can join the Unity House team of… more

Congratulations Empire Whole Health Heroes!

Unity House’s Kristy Deegan named a Healthcare Hero by the Albany Business Review To anyone who knows Kristy Deegan, Food & Nutrition Manager at Unity House, it came as no surprise that she has been named an Empire Whole Health Healthcare Hero by the Albany Business Review. See it online here! The goal is to… more

Thank you

What a year! It’s been hard on everyone, but we couldn’t be prouder of the amazing workforce of Unity House, which adapted just about everything to make service delivery safe for staff, guests, and volunteers in a time of COVID-19. As an essential service, Unity House never closed to our consumers because of COVID-19: people… more

Troy/Rensselaer CROP Hunger Walk: it’s on for 2021

Unity House again forms a team – you can join us! The Troy Area United Ministries (TAUM) is once again hosting our area’s CROP Hunger Walk, an event that raises awareness of and support for programs that address food insecurity around the world. This year, the event is likely to be more of a DIY… more

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

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

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