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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
If you are one of the many Hudson Valley residents who need help with your tax return, FREE tax preparation once again is available from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s IRS trained and certified volunteers through the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition. Last year, 7,797 residents of Dutchess and Orange Counties received help preparing and filing their taxes. This year, the coalition hopes to help even more people receive the refunds they deserve. To...
Friday, January 11, 2019
As the government shutdown continues, now in its 21stday, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region wants to make sure that federal employees know community resources are available to them.  “We are committed to providing necessary resources and contacts to Federal employees during the shutdown,” said Jeannie Montano, President and CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, “We and United Ways nationwide have an incredible resource, our 2-1...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
On Thursday, October 18thfrom 5:30 to 7:30pm, Rhinebeck Bank and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will co-present a free workshop by author and credit expert John Panzella to inform people how to maintain, improve or repair their credit. Dutchess Community College is hosting this important presentation in Dutchess Hall (Room 101) and it is held in conjunction with their Financial Literacy Week at the college. Refreshments are served and...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Interns play an integral role at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region,” remarked Jazmin Awada, Community Impact Coordinator. “Each semester we are lucky to host smart, talented young individuals that bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our organization. It’s the dedication and the hard work of our interns that help us to drive our mission throughout the year."   Employers have found that internships have grown increasingly important...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Members of the current Young Leaders and alumni of the program will come together for a fun evening and a delicious barbecue to celebrate their outstanding achievements in the community. “I take pride in being the Chairman of Young Leaders United and have enjoyed taking part in United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's overall mission,” explains Phil Lekanides, chair of the civic group. “Young Leaders United has provided me the opportunity to...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
More than 50 businesses are participating and are placing coin containers for customer donations in their stores. Each year there are holidays and reminders for people to show support to the country’s brave troops. Every Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veterans Day, Americans patriotically celebrate and cheer for those who have fought for us and for our country. Unfortunately, life after service often can be quite...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region awards $790,546 in grants from its Community Fund to 48 programs of 36 agencies in Dutchess and Orange counties. This is 49% of the $1,161,184 total investment that United Way is making in the local community during its next fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2018.  “Each year, United Way’s Community Fund supports our mission to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Every year, United Way holds one or two Community Conversations that will help inform the focus of United Way's future programs and funding. All stakeholders are invited to attend and join the discussion, sharing their priorities.    Past conversation topics have included substance abuse prevention, support for local veterans, and early education.   The next Community Conversation will be around the topic of Financial Stability and is presented...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
In partnership with organizations and businesses, United Way offers free workshops and seminars for the community.   In 2018, United Way has partnered with Rhinebeck Bank to provide a series of Financial Literacy Workshops & Seminars.   The first was held in April and offered participants tips to prevent identity theft and avoid scams.   The second, in June, gave key information to prepare participants to become first time homebuyers.  ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
United Way provides one to two professional development training opportunities per calendar year, free for nonprofit representatives and their key volunteers. Past opportunities have focused on volunteers, grants, marketing and analytics.