News

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomes Jazmin Awada as the Community Building VISTA for AmeriCorps, through United Way’s national network. During her year-long service position, she will focus on economic mobility within the community. “My goal is to help expand and enhance financial literacy programs and Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition’s free tax-preparation programs in the community,” explained Jazmin. “In addition to this, I also will...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is fortunate to be the recipient of several in-kind donations including, but not limited to: clothing, accessories, kitchen items, household Items and bedding, as well as gently read books.   We are excited to share these generous donations with representatives of nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and schools serving the communities of Dutchess and Orange counties. We invite you to join...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
ESPRI Newburgh will host monthly meetings, beginning next Monday, January 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at 87 Ann Street to gather community-minded people living and / or working in the City of Newburgh impacted by poverty in an effort to discuss challenges and plans to help support the needs of all Newburgh residents. “We’re inviting all City of Newburgh residents to attend these monthly meetings,” remarked United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’...
Friday, January 5, 2018
  Hudson Valley CASH Coalition Dutchess and Orange Counties of New York State Members: AARP Tax-Aide, Catholic Charities, Cornell Cooperative Extension, DC Community Action Partnership, North East Community Center, United States Internal Revenue Service, and United Way Free Tax Preparation Service for Tax Year 2015 Since 2004, the coalition has been providing free federal and state tax preparation services, along with education and other...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Community Conversation Around Substance Abuse Prevention has been postponed from Thursday, January 4th to Thursday, January 11th, due to predicted inclement weather. The January 11th program will be held at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Free and open to the public, pre-registration is requested. To register, go to www.uwdor.org/register-jan418. United Way is convening the...
Friday, December 1, 2017
In a critical situation, a family fled to safety from domestic violence with no time to pack or bring basic necessities and found themselves having to start a new household from scratch. A client of the Center of Opening Doors for Families that serves the local Latino population in Wappingers Falls, the family now has basic household necessities, including kitchen supplies, mattress pads, curtains and sheets that the Center’s representative...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Make A Difference Day this year, not just for a day, but for almost an entire week, from October 24th to October 28th. The eight Make A Difference Day projects will provide people and businesses with an opportunity to volunteer to help their local communities. Hudson River Housing’s Middle Main Clean-Up project will take place on Saturday, October 28th and the public is...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
With tax season on the horizon, Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Tax-Aide are looking for volunteers for free tax preparation program. These volunteers will provide tax preparation assistance as well as fill other positons that help low to moderate income families, individuals and seniors in Orange and Dutchess counties. Last year, 7,728 individuals in Dutchess and Orange counties received free tax preparation with the amount tax refunds...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
For the 35th year, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Poughkeepsie Journal support nonprofits serving Dutchess County residents through the Holiday Helping Hand program. In 1982, United Way collected money for holiday dinners and in 1983, Bill Pukmel, managing editor at the Poughkeepsie Journal, decided to join forces to help expand the program. With the Poughkeepsie Journal’s help, they raised $13,000. Each year, funds raised...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force is hosting a “Report Out” information session about its work this past year, on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at The Ritz Theater Lobby (111 Broadway, Newburgh).    “We’re inviting all City of Newburgh residents to attend this informational “Report Out” to the community,” remarked United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Rae Leiner, Director of the Anti-Poverty Initiative. “We’ve set up a fun...