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Five Questions with John Keeffe

Manager of ReStyle, the Unity House store, on helping people John Keeffe, the manager of the Unity House store the specializes in selling gently used clothes, shoes and accessories at ReStyle, was recently featured in the Troy Record’s Five Questions column. Check it out here. And don’t forget to drop in to the store. You… more

Serving the dear neighbor, with a little help

Sisters of Saint Joseph Help Serve up Goodness If you stopped in at Unity House’s Front Door on Wednesday, May 15th, you would have noticed that it was Mary Jane Day at Unity House. On what would have been her 91st birthday, we honored the legacy of one of our founders, Mary Jane Smith. Mary… more

Sanctuary for Independent Media Talks About Mary Jane Smith Day

WOOC-FM Highlights Local Happenings The Sanctuary for Independent Media, located just a few blocks north of Unity House on 6th Avenue in Troy has a mighty stake in local media. They are known for airing voices and providing forums for stories you won’t find elsewhere. That’s why Unity House was honored when were invited to… more

Mary Jane Day at Unity House: Wednesday, May 15th

Honoring a Legacy of Caring The late Mary Jane Smith was one of three founders of Unity House. Back in 1971, Mary Jane, Regis Obijiski and Peter Callagahan founded the organization in response to the needs of people living in poverty. Even after she retired from Unity House Mary Jane continued to support the organization… more

Spring Newsletter Published

Newsletter Available Online The Unity House Spring Newsletter is now available online. You can view it here: Spring 2019 Newsletter If you would like a hard copy of the newsletter mailed to you, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (518) 274-2633 x4133.

Book Drive Will Help Bridge Summer Reading Gap

NYS OFCS shares love of literacy Employees from the NYS Office of Children & Family Services marked Martin Luther King Day in a big way. A national day of service, many groups and individuals volunteer or take on a service project. Employees in the Rensselaer based office took up the challenge of hosting a Book… more

Unity House team to participate in CROP Walk in Troy

May 5th marks the annual CROP Walk, organized by TAUM. Once again, Unity House has formed a team to walk in this event. Unity House is grateful to TAUM, the Troy Area United Ministries, for organizing the Troy/Rensselaer CROP Walk and we look forward to walking on Sunday, May 5th. You can make a donation… 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

Most Diapers Ever

Pioneer Bank is known for lots of great things. Along with more locations, redesigned spaces that offer more services, and of course superior banking, you can now add Successful Diaper Drive to the list of Things Pioneer Bank Does Well. Exceedingly well. Let’s start with the basics: what’s a diaper drive? It’s when a group… more

Welcome to ReStyle

New Manager Greeted by the World’s Best Volunteers John Keeffe is no stranger to the world of retail. But since starting a new job as manager to the Unity House store, ReStyle, John has had to make a unique adjustment: he now works largely with a team of volunteers. Volunteers at Unity House play a… more

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