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Wynantskill Hannaford Helps through sale of their Resusable Shopping Bags

Unity House Chosen for Month of December The Wynantskill Hannaford has chosen Unity House as the charity for the month of December. This means for every Fight Hunger bag sold, Unity House will receive one dollar. The bags are part of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program. There are two versions of the bag: the beige bag is being phased out… more

Helping People in Need

A woman we’ll call Vanessa came to Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program. She was a young woman, married and living in Troy. Vanessa found herself in an abusive relationship. Her husband was dominating and controlling every aspect of her life: how she spent her time, what she wore, and even what she could have to eat… more

How a Tattoo can Change You

Did you know victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking are sometimes forced by their abusers to receive brands or tattoos? The ink or brand becomes a permanent symbol of ownership and control. In these situations victims often don’t know what to do and may feel shame in seeking help and recovery. A young woman… more

Join us for a Great Gala

Unity House will honor community heroes at the February 8, 2019 I Love Unity House Gala. Join us as we honor: Capital District Physicians Health Plan; A Trio of Kindness: Clara Hunt, Charlena Keels, & Louise Liberty; Congressman Paul D. Tonko and Assemblymember John McDonald III It will be a great night of dance, music,… more

Santa Visits!

Many thanks to the Troy Record for stopping by to chronicle such cuteness. Thanks to Santa, also, for taking time out of his busy schedule to come visit the children and give each of them a book. 

Food for Thought

Quality = Dignity People living with food insecurity need access to quality, nutrient-dense food. That can be a challenge for food pantries and soup kitchens who rely on donations. As much as we try to make visiting a food pantry a ‘shopping’ experience where one can exercise choice, the supplies are limited. It’s not like shopping in the… more

ReStyle Moves to Standardized Pricing

One price per category of clothing ReStyle, the Unity House store has changed the prices- on everything. The store offers gently-used clothes, shoes and accessories for shoppers. Anyone can shop at ReStyle and for those who can’t afford to buy needed items, they can obtain a voucher. In this way, no one is handed a… more

How to Make a Gift of Stock

Gifts of Stock To make a gift of stock, please make note of the below information, which you can give to your broker to facilitate electronic delivery to Unity House. You can call us at (518) 274-2607, x 4133 to speak with Diane Cameron, or dCameron@unityhouseny.org to notify us of the transfer details so that we can… more

#GivingTuesday at Unity House

National Day of Giving puts focus on helping others You’ve no doubt heard of Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that has become the antithesis of consumerism. Instead, the idea is to give of yourself to others. Folks have made charitable donations, helped raise awareness about causes near to them, volunteered, and organized clothing or… more

Times Union Capital Region Gives

Voting Now Open for TU’s Capital Region Gives Contest! You can help your favorite local charity (hint, hint) win on of ten $10,000 packages of TU advertising, totaling $100,000 in advertising from the Times Union. You can find more details on the TU’s Capital Region Gives Blog, including stories of the work of some amazing local organizations…. more

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