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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations and helping our neighbors meet their basic needs. We are excited to share, with our nonprofit community partners, generous donations of clothing, accessories,  bedding, kitchen & household goods and other useful items from Bed Bath & Beyond, Calvin Klein, Izod, Van Heusen, among others. We invite you to join us for a Day of Sharing:   Friday,...
Friday, May 1, 2015
  Share the news of your Give Local donation. Click here to download this image and share to your social media accounts with the hashtags #iGiveLocal #UWDOR #GiveLocal15. We all have heard the phrase “Buy Local,” but what about “Give Local”? On Tuesday, May 5, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is joining more than 8,000 nonprofits throughout the United States to raise money to improve our local communities on “Give Local Day.” That’s...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Literacy Connections of the Hudson Valley’s highly successful Book Buddies program was able to expand its reach this spring to Orange County’s Newburgh Enlarged City School District thanks to a generous gift from Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP (VDDW), through the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.   “Providing the funding to bring Book Buddies to Newburgh was an easy decision," said Tom Weddell, managing partner of...
Monday, April 27, 2015
Sponsors and players are invited to participate in the 17th annual Orange Open Golf Tournament, to be presented on Thursday, May 28 by the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Corporate Sponsors ($2,500) receive a foursome at The Powelton Club in Newburgh and compete for the Rowley Cup. The championship trophy was renamed the Rowley Cup in honor of Rich Rowley, founder of the Orange Open and well-...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 12–18, 2015, with a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Hudson Valley community. National Volunteer Week is a nationwide civic and volunteer initiative that promotes the spirit of volunteerism and supports the work of nonprofit organizations in our community. The United Way is proud to include this week as part of its annual Days of Caring...
Friday, March 27, 2015
  Free tax preparation is now available for low and moderate-income individuals, families and seniors as various tax preparation sites throughout Dutchess and Orange Counties have officially opened for business. Thanks to the Hudson Valley Cash Coalition, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and many other community partners, those in need of this service can now begin making appointments to file their 2014 federal...
Thursday, March 26, 2015
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 12–18, 2015, with a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Hudson Valley community. National Volunteer Week is a nationwide civic and volunteer initiative that promotes the spirit of volunteerism and supports the work of nonprofit organizations in our community. The United Way is proud to include this week as part of its annual Days of Caring...
Monday, March 16, 2015
Orange County residents in need of assistance to help pay for home heating expenses, but who do not qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), may be eligible for help through the Orange County Fuel Fund.   Through April 10, 2015, Orange County residents will be able to apply for a one-time annual assistance grant to pay their main source of home heating fuel expenses including electric, gas, kerosene, oil, or propane. Grant...
Saturday, March 14, 2015
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region celebrated a successful conclusion of its 2014 Campaign for the Common Good with last night’s “Celebration of Service” Awards event held at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. “Our thanks go out to the thousands of area residents who have made charitable gifts to the United Way individually and through their workplace campaigns during the 2014 Campaign for the Common Good,” said Steven E. Howell, United Way...
Friday, March 6, 2015
The Board of Directors of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region announced today the appointment of Jeannie Montano as its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Montano will be introduced to the community at United Way's Celebration of Service Awards dinner at Anthony's Pier 9 in New Windsor on Thursday, March 12, 2015. She will officially assume her duties on March 18. Ms. Montano has had a long history of successful leadership...