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United Rentals Unite for Good Cause

UpLIFTing Collection Drive Brings in Jammies United Rentals, with offices in Clifton Park and Albany, rents the sorts of things you’d never buy: mainly, those lifts you see used in construction and repair work in high-up places. Of course, they also rent a plethora of other tools that are too costly or too specific to… more

Muslim Soup Kitchen Project

Their motto is ‘Creating Unity by Serving Humanity.’ And that’s just what they do. Started at RPI in 2003 by a group of college students who set out to do good, the Muslim Soup Kitchn Project has grown to include volunteers of all ages. The non-profit works to help people, either by volunteering in soup… more

Rensselaer County Honors a Unity House Founder

It was a posthumous honor  when the Rensselaer County Legislature passed a resolution honoring the late Mary Jane Smith at their February meeting. Ms. Smith, along with Regis Obijiski and the late Peter Callaghan founded Unity House in 1971 to serve people in need. The current programs and services on offer at the non-profit human… more

Parker School Hosts Empty Bowls Meal

Empty Bowls: a grassroots movement to bring awareness to the issue of food insecurity Started in 1990, Empty Bowls is such a lovely idea that it’s easy to see how it has spread far and wide. The concept is a simple one: bring awareness to the issue of hunger through soup bowls. But not just… more

Tango Takes on Mission

A mission to raise funds for Unity House! Albany Tango Society will be offering a tango lesson and dancing at Troy’s Christ Church on Saturday, March 11th. Members pay $15, non-members $20 & students $5 – all proceeds for Unity House! Many thanks to this fun group for supporting Unity House and sharing the beauty… more

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Unity House and others

The congregation at Christ Church at 35 State Street in downtown Troy will once again host a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit local organizations, Unity House among them. The event is on Friday, March 24th from 5:00- 8:00 pm. The dinner, a complete meal, is available for eat-in or take out. Tickets are $14 for adults. Children under… more

Pioneer Bank Delivers!

They told us they were coming. They said they’d collected a few items they’d be dropping off. Boy, were we blown away when Stan and Phil from Pioneer Bank showed up with a van load of donations. Really, it surpassed our expectations of what people can do when they put their efforts together in a… more

Choice Physical Therapy Launches Unique Challenge

Big Heart The physical therapy spot located at 506 Campbell Avenue, which is in a gorgeous space, wanted to give back in a way that involved their clients. Hence, the Check-In Challenge. For every Facebook ‘check-in’ to Choice Physical Therapy, owners Joe and Erin Napoleone will donate $10 to Unity House to support food justice progams. At the end… more

MVP Health Care Delivers

New Coats for Children MVP Health Care delivered dozens of new children’s coats in all sizes. The coats are for Unity House’s Community Resources program, which helps families in need with essentials such as food and clothing, among other things. The delivery was made by MVP’s Community Outreach Vehicle, the big bus often seen around… more

Bank of America Supports Food Programs

Bank of America donated to support Unity House food programs. Access to a food pantry or a community meal does not just fill an immediate need of hunger, but can also act as a gateway to other needed services. When guests dine in our dining room it’s a chance to talk about SNAP benefits, commonly known as… more