Back-to-School Backpack Drive Update

Donations for United Way's Back-to-School Backpack Drive are being dropped off daily at our office's in Poughkeepsie and Montgomery. We are delighted to see the boxes for each category fill up as we sort and inventory all the materials that our community is generously sharing to make sure kindergartner's-in-need will have the school supplies they require, before the start of classes. 

Pat Roza, from Elant Fishkill, with United Way's Manager of Community Impact Melissa Clark, is pictured (left) dropping off donations from  Elant, along with donations from Blodgett Memorial Library, and Fishkill Rotary.  

Jessica Harnish and Lorraine Souccimarra of Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam are pictured (right) dropping off school supplies from a drive they held at their office.

We wish to thank our community for your support of this continuing effort. For more information, see