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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...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Join United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region on Wednesday, April 6th, when it will celebrate the successful conclusion of its 2015 Campaign for the Common Good with the “Celebration of Service: A CommUNITY United” Awards benefit dinner. United Way will recognize key members of the Hudson Valley community, including volunteers, donors, community partners, and sponsors as well as long-time volunteer and community leader, Dr. Daniel Aronzon, the...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
View photos from Read Across America Day 2015 On Wednesday, March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region invites the community to join together and read to a child during NEA’s Read Across America Day. Designed to promote a nation of readers, March 2nd, children and youth from the area will be joining millions of children around the country to celebrate the 18th annual NEA Read Across America Day. Last...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
This Thursday, February 11, United Way’s around the country celebrate National 2-1-1 Day. Almost 16,100 Dutchess and Orange County residents found help last year through United Way’s 2-1-1 free, confidential, multilingual information and referral helpline that is open 365 days a year from 9am to 7pm. National 2-1-1 Day helps call attention to the need for and availability of the free helpline that, as of last February, served over 291 million...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
With the addition of several new tax preparation sites in Dutchess and Orange Counties, hundreds more Hudson Valley residents in need of FREE help preparing and filing  2018 federal and state income taxes will be able to schedule appointments this year by calling United Way’s Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 Helpline (or dial 1-800-899-1479). This free tax preparation service is provided to those who are eligible thanks to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide,...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, the staff at Ashworth Creative randomly selected an Instagram photo with the #HVThankful hashtag as the winning entry for the 2015 #HVThankful challenge. #HVThankful, the brainchild of Poughkeepsie-based Ashworth Creative, encourages gratitude and philanthropy in the Hudson Valley by empowering local residents to speak up through social media. Emily Darrow, the Director of Marketing and Communication at United Way of...
Friday, January 8, 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:    Fridays, January 8th, March 11th, and June 3rd, 2016 Click here to...
Monday, December 28, 2015
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:    Friday, January 8th, 2016 Click here to download PDF 10am - 12pm  United...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Young Leaders United of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region invite prospective members to attend their annual holiday party on Thursday, December 10th, to be held at the Mill House Brewing Company (289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie) from 6:00 to 9:00pm. “Our Young Leaders are energetic, talented community leaders passionate about mobilizing the resources of our community to create lasting and sustainable impact,” stated Kimberly Kochem,...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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.  “As winter approaches, many Orange County residents are beginning to think about the reality of heating expenses,” said Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. “...