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Bake Sale Superstar Strikes Again!

Consistent caring that is delicious We call her Bake Sale Superstar. For 7 years now she’s held a bake sale at The Sweater Venture in East Greenbush. Really, the kindness and the consistency is enough to give you hope for the future. Each year she plans, bakes and staffs a bake sale to benefit Unity House…. more

Rensselaer Honda Helps Combat Food Insecurity

How much food can you tuck in a truck? Not just a rhetorical question, the folks at Rensselaer Honda tucked a TON of food into a Honda truck and delivered it just in time to Unity House.  Their November food drive is a big help to the Unity House food pantry, which serves hundreds of families… more

#GivingTuesday at Unity House

National Day of Giving puts focus on helping others You’ve no doubt heard of #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that has become the antithesis of consumerism. The idea is to give of yourself to others. Folks have made charitable donations, helped raise awareness about causes near to them, volunteered, and organized clothing or food drives… more

Prepping for PrEP Week

Pre-exposure prophylaxis helps prevent HIV As per the Centers for Disease control, pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP) is when people at very high risk for HIV take daily medicine to prevent HIV. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. When taken daily, PrEP is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex… more

Farewell

Kathryn Allen, immediate past Board Chair of Unity House and passionate volunteer, Passes Away Kathryn Allen, Unity House’s immediate past Board Chair and so much more, passed away after battling brain cancer. She leaves a legacy of caring that is unmatched. Kathryn first came to Unity House as a volunteer, primarily working with survivors of… more

Unity House Board Member Honored by Capital Region Chamber

Highlighting valuable engagement between businesses and nonprofits When you think of the Capital Region Chamber maybe you think of the terrific job they do of promoting the Capital Region as a great place to work, play, and raise a family, or start a business. They also do a fantastic job of raising awareness about the contribution… more

Unity House Volunteer Program: A Passport for Good

Mobile and Web platform developed locally helps non-profits Passport for Good is a mobile and web platform that chronicles student engagement outside of the classroom providing a verified non-academic transcript. Passport for Good captures community service, career, and participation in extracurricular activities, and aggregates data across individuals, groups, and events to increase engagement and demonstrate… 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

Changing Emergency Feeding Systems

Unity House’s Amy Halloran to be receive award Amy Halloran is the Food Security Manager at Unity House, which means she makes the food pantry and community meals as healthy and socially supportive as possible. At Unity House we see many people living with food insecurity so resources like a free daily meal where all… more

National Night Out: A Great Time!

Tuesday, August 6th, Was a Super Night First, a shout out of thanks to our friends at our local TJ Maxx in the Van Rensselaer Square Plaza for their very large donation of fun, summertime toys. There are too many toys to name, but suffice to say that we could not have had Troy’s best… more

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