Purses With Promise

At Unity House, we meet a lot of people interested in volunteering. Most of them are regular folks wanting to make a difference in their community. Every once in awhile an individual knocks our socks off with not just their kindness, but their creativity and compassion. That’s what happened today. A woman named Lisa Carson… more

Columbia Tae Kwon Do Hosts Food Drive

The Unity House food pantry was grateful to receive a generous donation of non-perishable food items for our pantry. The goods were the result of a food drive organized by Mr. Tae Yun, of local Columbia Tae Kwon Do located at 370 Columbia Turnpike in Rensselaer. The studio offers classes to kids and adults alike… more

Times Union features Mary Jane Smith in “Faces of Faith”

Do you read the Times Union’s Faces of Faith column? This short Q & A features a local person of interest. It’s always an interesting read and we are thrilled to see that one of the founders of Unity House, Mary Jane Smith, is featured in today’s paper. You can read the article on the Times… more

Columbia High School Varsity Pep Rally at Unity Sunshine

Students from Columbia High School’s Varsity Football team volunteered at the Unity Sunshine Program’s Albany location for a pep rally in anticipation of Super Bowl 50 this weekend. Children in the program, ranging in ages from 3-5 were treated to mock training drills, football cheers and chants. The children also had fun making football themed… more

Daytime Volunteer Opportunities at Unity House

Unity House is looking for daytime volunteers to work in ReStyle, the Unity House store! The store, offering gently used clothing and accessories among other items, is open weekdays until 4:30 and located on the ground floor of The Front Door, Unity House’s community resource center. The location is 2431 Sixth Avenue, just north of the Hoosick… more

Muslim Soup Kitchen Project Strikes Again!

MSKP That’s one of the names they go by. MSKP stands for the “Muslim Soup Kitchen Project” and involves area Muslims interested in giving back. The group has been a long-time staple in the Unity House kitchen and dining room, helping prepare fresh, healthy meals for diners at Bethany, the community meals program located at… 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

Unity Sunshine Program supports Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk is a community walk to support the educational programs, social services and health resources provided by the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, a division of the Center for Disability Services. Unity House’s Unity Sunshine Program was a proud supporter of the Buddy Walk, forming a team of teachers, therapists and friends to… more

Cook at Bethany!

Is your service group or office looking for a team volunteer experience?  Unity House’s Bethany Community Meals program serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week. On some days, our dining room can see as many as 200 men, women and children coming in for a meal. The food is important, of course, for families facing… more

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month

At Unity House, we have many reasons to appreciate volunteers. Is it because they share their time and talent in myriad ways around Unity House? Is it because they help in ways both large and small, one-time and over and over again? Yes, yes, and yes. We consider volunteers vital to our success and are… more