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Friday, June 15, 2018
“When we shared the first request to help our Newburgh neighbors after May 15thtornado, we knew our community would be supportive, but the care and compassion that we saw from everyone truly was overwhelming,” said Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region “Immediately after we circulated an email and shared the request on social media, people contacted us with monetary and merchandise donations. We did...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
On Thursday, June 14th, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will offer a free training for nonprofit professionals and key organization volunteers, including board members: “Strategies to Inspire Volunteers, Interns & Staff for Maximum Success” will be held from 8:30am to 2:15pm at Dutchess Community College. Through two panel discussions and three workshop presentations, participants will learn how to find, inspire and retain...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be running a supply drive, now through Friday, May 25, to help support our Newburgh neighbors in the aftermath of Tuesday's tornado.  "The City of Newburgh is still in a state of emergency. Some electricity has been restored, but many residents are still without power or water. Some streets are still closed as post-storm clean-up continues. Senior residents unable to navigate the stairs have been...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Two years ago, United Way received a call from a school nurse asking for our help as some of the young children in her school did not have socks or underwear. Because of that call and many others, United Way embarked on a new endeavor to provide one place where our nonprofit partners, schools and faith-based organizations could go to in order to find basic necessities for infants and children of our community.  Last fall, United Way’s “The...
Friday, May 4, 2018
On Wednesday, April 25th, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region threw itself a birthday party and more than 450 joined in the celebration! For the fourth year, United Way has presented a dinner event at the conclusion of its annual workplace campaign that allows supporters, business and nonprofit executives to meet, mingle and learn about more about the work of United Way.  “We knew our 80thAnniversary was going to be a blast, but to have...
Monday, April 16, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2018 as part of its annual Days of Caring initiative. This year United Way’s National Volunteer Week, taking place now through April 21st, offers a variety of opportunities in the Hudson Valley to volunteer and support the community with 13 projects across Dutchess and Orange counties and 17 corporate teams attending. United Way’s Days of Caring are sponsored...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Reminder, this Friday, March 9th, is United Way's DAY OF SHARING and the newly expanded Children's Corner will be open. Thanks to Toys R Us Middletown's recent donation, there is a wide selection of toys and children's supplies, in addition to children's clothe, hygiene items, books, and more. We are excited to share these generous donations with representatives of nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and schools serving the...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
First workshop on April 5 will focus on how to prevent identity theft and avoid becoming a victim of scams and fraud. Did you know that millennials are falling victim to scams more often than their grandparents? Millennials reported 40% of money lost to fraud versus 18% for ages 70 and above. Only nine percent of those who reported fraud actually lost money, “but that 9% reported an aggregate loss of $290 million and a $720 median loss,”...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is offering an exciting new opportunity for veterans and military families. The Community Heroes Project is a training program structured to guide service members and their families in further developing the leadership skills they already have and utilizing those skills to address some of the most pressing issues in our community. The Community Heroes Project serves as a bridge to help veterans and...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Toys R Us of Middletown donated United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region more than 75 boxes of toys to United Way’s The Children’s Corner for its next Day of Sharing on Friday, March 9th. These toys and children’s items are among the many items available for representatives of nonprofits, faith-based organizations and schools to choose from for their clients. The doors to Day of Sharing open at 10am and close at noon at United Way’s Poughkeepsie...