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Adopt a Child Program Featured in Troy Record

Reporter Mark Robage of The Troy Record stopped by last week to learn more about Unity House’s Adopt a Child Program. The program serves over 1,000 children each year. Targeted to families in need, most of them already consumers of Unity House programs and services, the Adopt a Child program connects children’s individual Wish Lists with… more

MVP Health Care Brings Coats for Kids

MVP Health Care stopped by Unity House today with wonderful gifts, just in time for the holidays. The health care group’s Outreach and Community Relations team came by in their mobile office to donate dozens of coats in all sizes for families in need. The holidays can be a challenge on any budget, but for families… more

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Each year the Big Man in red (and sometimes his wife) visit the children at Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program. It’s a great day celebrating this cultural icon. Each child receives a book (Santa loves to read- and not just lists!). It’s a great day in the Unity Sunshine Program classrooms and everyone has a… more

Love Thy Neighbor!

That’s the name of the South Troy mini-festival dedicated to Joseph’s House & Shelter. On Saturday, December 5th supporters, including staff and friends from Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program, met up at the Hill St. Inn location of Joseph’s House and Shelter for what turned out to be a great day. It was a fun filled… more

CSEA Loca 658- NYS Teachers Retirement System

CSEA Delivers! Local CSEA 658 delivered over 200 pounds of pantry staples to the Unity House food pantry last week. Led by Holly Dayton and Cindy Pohlman and the Women’s Committee, the group donated $165 in grocery store gift cards with donations and over 200 lbs. of non-perishable food items for the Unity House food pantry…. more

#GivingTuesday

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what’s #GivingTuesday? It’s the antidote to all that consumerism. Giving Tuesday is a chance to give back, to get involved. To reflect on all that we are grateful for and consider how we might help those less fortunate. At Unity House, in the past we’ve reached… more

WAMC’s Listener Essay Focuses on Food Insecurity

Do you ever catch on the radio the “Listener Essay” featured on WAMC? This week’s essay was written and read on the radio by Kathryn Allen. A local writer and long-time friend to Unity House, Ms. Allen discusses the needs of food pantries. You can listen to this short piece on the WAMC website, or… more

Barber Shop has Big Heart

Downtown Troy barber shop, Troy Grooming Co. on River Street, is hosting a food drive to benefit Unity House and Joseph’s House & Shelter. You can read more about this kind generosity and how it’s part of a family legacy, at the article in The Record. Many thanks to Mr. Jamie Magur and all those who… more

Unity Sunshine Program staff and friends at Winter Walk

Staff and friends from Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program will be walking with Joseph’s House & Shelter at their annual Winter Walk. The Walk is a family-friendly affair meant to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness. It’s held on a cold day to serve as a reminder of some of the struggles people who are… more

Radio Station 99.5 The River does it again!

It’s that time of year again! When our favorite local radio station, 99.5 The River, hosts a toy drive for local charities, Unity House among them. Leading up to the holiday season the station promotes the needs of children and families who are struggling at the holidays and hosts a Toy Drive Drop. This year’s drop… more

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