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Bombas Giving Program Donates Socks to Unity House

Q: What is the #1 most requested item in shelters? Bombas Giving Program was founded after finding out that the answer to the above question is “socks.” Bombas is based in helping the homeless community of the United States, their goal being to bring awareness to the issue of the lack of clothing in national… more

Consider Unity House for your SEFA donation

Are you or someone you know a New York State Employee? The SEFA Appeal is now open! Each fall, state employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in New York State’s SEFA Campaign. SEFA stands for the State Employee Federated Appeal. The campaign offers state employees to elect a specific amount… more

Combined Federal Campaign

Are you a federal employee? Federal employees can help people in need by participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Each fall, federal employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in the CFC: the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal Government. The CFC, like the SEFA campaign at the… more

SEFA Appeal Open

Are you or someone you know a New York State Employee? Consider Unity House for your SEFA Support! Each fall, state employees are invited to donate to their charity of choice by participating in New York State’s SEFA Campaign. SEFA stands for the State Employee Federated Appeal. The campaign offers state employees to elect a specific… more

TJ Maxx Helps Children

The most wonderful time of the year: when kids go back to school For parents, this time of year can be both good and bad: children are going back to school where they’ll learn, have structure, and access to breakfast and lunch. But what if you already struggle to meet the needs of your family?… more

Meet Denise Roe

New Program Director of Community Resources has long history of helping Denise Roe has been working in human services since 2001, mostly in positions of direct care. What is direct care? It’s when you have direct contact with the consumers who are the recipients of the help Unity House provides. In Denise’s case, she focused… more

Unity House Stands Against Racism

April 25th marked Stand Against Racism, a day to bring the community together to stand up to racism and work for racial justice. The program is a signature campaign of YWCA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our… more

Buy a Reusable Shopping Bag, Help Unity House!

Through the month of APRIL, Unity House benefits for each bag purchased Hannaford in Troy is helping to combat food insecurity in our community. For each Fight Hunger bag purchased, Unity House will receive a donation from Hannaford. Proceeds from the Bags for a Cause campaign will go to Unity House programs that address food… more

CAP COM Delivers

Addressing Food Insecurity Pantry by Pantry CAP COM and their members made a commitment to make food insecurity a priority. They kicked off a widespread initiative to collect needed items for pantries across the Capital District. This was not a “one-and-done” donation. Over weeks, CAP COM coordinated the distribution of non-perishable goods collected at branches… more

Lack of Living Wage and Food Insecurity Yoked Together

News articles help shed light on complex issue Food insecurity is when people don’t have enough to eat to meet their basic needs. This often leads to difficult choices. Imagine making a spending trade-off between paying the rent or utility bill and feeding your family. Trouble meeting even one of life’s essentials can lead to… more

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