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Monday, September 26, 2016
The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region a grant for $5,000. The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation’s grant will support United Way’s Early Education Coalition program, which aims to fight the low levels of childhood literacy in Dutchess and Orange counties by collaborating with other nonprofits, businesses, public sector agencies and community members to share resources, develop best...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be kicking off the 2016 Campaign for the Common Good on Thursday, September 15th. United Way President & CEO Jeannie Montano noted that, “We’ll be celebrating our community and its leaders and will learn how we can continue to make positive change through support of United Way and its initiatives.” She went on to state that with the continued support of the community, “United Way helps more than...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Mayor Judy Kennedy of the City of Newburgh selected United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region to be the coordinating and convening organization for the city’s poverty reduction initiative funded through New York State’s $1,000,000 Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). Newburgh is one of sixteen communities statewide that was selected to participate in this initiative, with the stated goal to: “work together to develop and execute an...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
On Friday, June 3rd United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region received a call from the school nurse at a local elementary school. She wanted to know if we could help (or find someone to help) provide the very basic necessities for some of the students there. She said that many of the children did not have underwear or socks and while she had some on hand during the school year (that she purchased herself), she hoped that the children would be...
Thursday, July 7, 2016
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to help build a stronger, healthier community,” said Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Although it was a mild winter compared to many in the recent past, many Hudson Valley residents wondered if their fuel would last until spring. Then there is Raymond, a senior citizen from Middletown, who dreaded the time when the temps would fall.    “Pat Fayo (Director of Energy Initiatives at United Way) is like a guardian angel to me. I’m going to be 75 this year. Last year in February I had to go without fuel when it was so cold. I was so...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
On Friday, June 3rd United Way received a call from the school nurse at a local elementary school. She wanted to know if we could help (or find someone to help) provide the very basic necessities for some of the students there. She said that many of the children did not have underwear or socks and while she had some on hand during the school year (that she purchased herself), she hoped that the children would be able to go home for summer...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Orange County residents who are in need of assistance to help pay a portion of their 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. The deadline for applications is extended to Friday, April 29th. “Though it wasn’t a very cold winter and heating unit costs have been lower than in previous years, the help provided by Orange County Fuel Fund...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals are excited to announce the regional day of giving – Hudson Valley Gives. This 24-hour online fundraising event on May 18th provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to reach thousands of new potential donors and boost their visibility exponentially through the power of social...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2016 as part of its annual Days of Caring initiative. This year’s National Volunteer Week takes place this week from April 10th through April 16th and there are a variety of opportunities in the Hudson Valley to volunteer and support the community. A nationwide celebration, National Volunteer Week draws people together with one common goal; taking action...