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Unity House Awarded Grant

Abuse of animals seen as bridge crime Perhaps you are familiar with the link: people who harm animals are more likely to harm people. In the case of beloved pets in households where there is domestic violence, the link is very personal. Abusers can use the threat of harm to a pet as leverage to… more

Aeroponics: valuable urban resource

Meet Tyler. Tyler is an 18 year old with a bit of green thumb. Instead of growing fresh produce outside, Tyler puts his green thumb to work indoors, in growing towers that grow fresh produce such as lettuce, cucumbers, kale, chard, and fresh herbs. Known as aeorponics, this growing method uses less water and soil… more

Unique challenges in 2020

1,700 children across Unity House programs will need help this holiday season Toys! Games! Balls! With the help of many generous elves, Unity House’s Children’s Holiday Program, once called Adopt a Family, helps put the magic in the holiday season for children of all ages. It’s a huge undertaking that involves staff, families, volunteers, and… 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

From Fog to Sun

Schuyler Meadows Course offers great setting for charitable golf tournament Many thanks to our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and GOLFERS, for a great day in support of Unity House. Tuesday, October 6th was the rescheduled date of Unity House’s golf tournament. The original date was last Spring, when NY was on pause. We’ve never held our… more

Combined Federal Campaign

Are you a federal employee? Federal employees and retirees 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… more

Faces of the Pandemic to help Faces of the Pandemic

Artist Shares Talent to Help Others The first thing you should know about ceramicist Mary LaFleur is that she is talented. The second is that she is generous. When the Capital District went in to lock-down, Mary went to her clay, a medium she has worked in for over 40 years. A gifted artist and… more

Bob Talham, Inc. Helps Pave the Way

Helping Make Childcare Affordable Bob Talham, Inc., a Troy-based utility restoration company that you may have seen doing paving work in the Capital Region, is grateful for the opportunity to keep working. Their workforce has been hard at work doing the kind of skilled, manual labor that is very much needed. Realizing the economic toll… more

Thanksgiving: This year food insecurity is greater than ever

Pandemic forces many new households in to position of food insecurity For families facing food insecurity, Fall can be a stressful time. For this reason, access to a food pantry and grab-and-go meals can be a lifeline to individuals and families facing food insecurity- when consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack… 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

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