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Monday, December 19, 2016
United Way of the Orange-Dutchess Region will be hosting a Community Conversation Around Veterans’ Needs on Wednesday, January 4th, from 10:00am – 1:30pm at Dutchess Community College, Room 101 (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie). Come let your voice be heard as community leaders, local citizens, and veterans discuss these important community issues and how to ensure our veterans receive the services they deserve. Admission is free, but...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
“As many of us are planning for our holidays, some of our neighbors are struggling to just take care of the necessities,” noted Kimberly Kochem, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. “Yesterday I received a call from a teacher at a local preschool. She said that many of the children she teaches are unprepared for the cold weather and while they might have jackets, many do not have snow pants or boots....
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Young Leaders United (YLU) of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is hosting its annual Holiday Happy Hour on December 15th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Mill House Brewing Company (289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, 2nd Floor). This annual gathering celebrates Young Leaders United; an affiliate group of United Way composed of philanthropic community leaders aged 18 – 40, who work on service projects and community outreach throughout the year. Young...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Who is A.L.I.C.E.? Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed United Way ALICE® Report: State’s working poor labor force is growing New York is inching dangerously close to having 50 percent of its families lacking sufficient income and resources for housing, food, child care, transportation and health care, according to a report released today by United Way of New York State. In the last two years, United Ways in 16 states have participated...
Monday, November 21, 2016
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region launched its fall Book Drive for new and gently used children’s books (ages 0-8) on September 15th at the Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast. The Book Drive runs through November 15th with the goal to have 1,000 new children’s books as well as many more gently used children’s books to stock the shelves at United Way for distribution in the community for the coming year.   The community’s response has been...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Every three months, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region opens up its doors to area nonprofits as part of its Day of Sharing Program. Each Day of Sharing is held at the Poughkeepsie United Way office to support local nonprofit organizations meet their client’s basic needs through donations of new goods, including clothing, bedding, kitchen and household items. These donations are provided by businesses, including Calvin Klein, Bed Bath...
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Do you enjoy working with numbers? Have a facility with personal tax preparation and computers? Enjoy meeting people? These are just a few of the attributes that one of the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers shared as important for tax preparation volunteers. In order to be a volunteer tax preparer, you don’t have to be an accountant, but you shouldn’t fear preparing taxes online and also should have the time to attend the free tax preparation training...
Saturday, November 12, 2016
 The Orange County Fuel Fund, a partnership between Orange County Government and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, will begin to accept applications from Orange County residents who need assistance to pay a portion of their home heating expenses, but who do not qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) on Monday, November 14th.  “As winter approaches, many Orange County residents are beginning to think about the reality of...
Friday, November 4, 2016
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 our nonprofit community partners and invite you to join us for a  Day of Sharing, Dates to be Announced  Fridays, 10am - 12pm  United Way 75 Market Street...
Friday, October 28, 2016
From October 21 through October 24, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region mobilized nearly 150 dedicated and hardworking volunteers to work on eight community projects for the 25th annual Make A Difference Day, a world-wide day of service held in order for members of the community to volunteer at their local nonprofit organizations. The volunteers contributed a total of 730 hours for a total estimated economic impact of $19,607.80. Aside...