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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange region supported a number of events that brought together community volunteers with local not-profit agencies that needed a helping hand. Throughout the National Volunteer Week of April 6-13, business and service groups from across the two counties joined forces to do such things as paint, tutor, sort food donations, and collect personal hygiene products for those in...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Food, fun, friends, and philanthropy are always a winning combination for a successful fundraiser and the Power of the Purse, hosted by the Women's Leadership Council of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, at The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls had it all. It was a great night out to support United Way and its commitment to programs and initiatives that create positive opportunities for women and girls. This signature event for the Women's...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
With less than a month left before the April 15 tax filing deadline, Hudson Valley CASH Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide have appointments available for the free tax preparation program for eligible low and middle income workers and seniors struggling to make ends meet. The free tax preparation service, which is provided in conjunction with United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, is available by appointment at locations throughout both...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
  Orange County residents who are in need of assistance to pay home heating expenses, but don’t qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), may be eligible for help through the Orange County Fuel Fund. Applications must be submitted for consideration by the March 28, 2014 deadline.    Residents can apply for a one-time annual grant for assistance to pay all types of home heating fuel expenses including kerosene, propane, oil, pellets...
Monday, February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014 United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors, now comprised of 18 leaders. United Way’s Board members are prominent community leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission and goals of the organization.    •Michelle S. O’Reilly, Certified Public Accountant | O’Connor Davies, LLP  Michelle S. O’Reilly is a Certified Public Accountant at O’Connor Davies, LLP with fourteen...
Friday, February 21, 2014
  February 21, 2014 United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and Newburgh-based accounting firm Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell (VDDW) have teamed up to help build the capacity of fundraising professionals and non-profits in the Hudson Valley. The firm has granted $2,500 to United Way that will be used to sponsor 10 memberships in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Mid-Hudson Chapter. The grant will provide for...
Monday, January 27, 2014
January 27, 2014POUGHKEEPSIE & MONTGOMERY – Applications for grants to support community members through direct client assistance programs from July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 are now being accepted by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on March 10.United Way is seeking applications for existing and new programs that align with specific funding priorities in the areas of Education, Income, Health,...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
January 23, 2014 POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County residents who need help to pay their home heating expenses can apply for Dutchess County HEAP Plus, a new program funded by Dutchess County Government and administered in partnership with United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.    Federal funding for basic HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) has been reduced this year, with eligible individuals/families receiving two heating benefit payments...
Friday, January 17, 2014
December 5, 2013 Young Leaders United invites the community to attend a holiday gathering on December 9 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Mill Street Brewing Company in Poughkeepsie. Attendees are encouraged to bring gift cards to local grocery stores to be donated to Poughkeepsie Housing Authority and Occupations, Inc. The event is free to attend and is open to the public.  United Way has made a commitment to address immediate needs when crisis...
Friday, January 17, 2014
January 17, 2014 Low and middle income workers and seniors struggling to make ends meet don’t have to pay to get their taxes prepared thanks to The Hudson Valley CASH Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Individuals and families in Orange County can begin making appointments today to file their 2013 federal and state income taxes.   For the 2012 tax season, the CASH Coalition estimates customers who accessed this free service saved $877,650...