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Help Unity House through your online shopping

AmazonSmile gives a percentage of eligible purchases to your charity of choice when you shop through AmazonSmile. All you need to do is log into your regular Amazon account via the AmazonSmile portal, make sure Unity House is designated as your charity of choice and shop away! Amazon will even tell you how much you’ve… more

The Junior League of Albany: addressing food insecurity

Albany women helping Albany women First, this is not your grandmother’s Junior League. Yes, the Albany chapter of the volunteer group goes back to 1917 and the Junior League has evolved to be one of the largest women’s volunteer organizations in the world, spanning multiple countries. The non-profit Junior League today is as much about… more

Volunteer Information Sessions

Learn about the opportunities for and expectations of volunteers at Unity House. Volunteers are vital to our success. We are grateful for the many ways they help fulfill our mission. Whether it’s directly working with our consumers in a program, helping behind the scenes, working on a one-off project, cooking and serving a meal,  stocking… more

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Unity House is proud to help raise awareness of human trafficking, an issue that largely remains hidden despite heightened awareness around sexual harassment and sexual assault. Tackling the issue starts with acknowledging the problem that is human trafficking. Helpful information can be found at National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Below is helpful information taken from their site,… more

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

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

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