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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
On Thursday October 18th, United Way partnered with Rhinebeck Bank to host a financial literacy workshop at Dutchess Community College. The workshop was geared toward building, repairing, and maintaining credit.  John Panzella, an expert in the realm of finance, delivered a masterful presentation on the ins-and-outs of credit. He covered a very wide spectrum of topics, ranging from what credit is, to how one’s credit score is determined, to the...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
If you attended United Way’s Community Breakfast in September, you may already know who ALICE is. If not, ALICE is someone you meet everyday. Perhaps ALICE is your parking attendant, the cashier where you get your coffee, the home health care aide for your parent, or the receptionist at work. ALICE is Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed.  ALICE is often working not just one, but two to three jobs to keep food on the table and their family...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
This past year United Way’s Community Heroes Project has provided invaluable training for veterans, service members and their families     It has been almost one year since we had the pleasure of launching the Community Heroes Project, a free volunteer leader training program for veterans, service members and their families.  Over the last 11 months we’ve had the opportunity to train a total of 24 enthusiastic, motivated and community-minded...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Over the past 15 years I have had the pleasure of being involved in the United Way, through campaign as a donor as well as on the Board of Directors. As a social worker who has been involved in the field of human services for more than 25 years, I can attest to the power of each dollar that I have been able to spare and contribute to the United Way over these years.  My dollars have turned into food for children as they leave school for a...
Monday, November 5, 2018
There are an endless amount of opportunities to help others. Volunteerism is never restricted to the constraints of one area and there is no limit to what can be done. Many generous volunteers in the Hudson Valley have chosen to donate their time to an opportunity somewhat off-the-beaten-path of typical volunteerism: tax-preparation. One such dedicated volunteer is Elizabeth “Elisa” Morey. Elisa has volunteered with the Hudson Valley CA$H...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Behind every act of community service, there is a passionate volunteer committed to improving his or her community. United Way values its dedicated volunteers who continue to make a difference in the lives of others thanks to the kindness within their hearts. Mike Giordano is an exemplification of a committed volunteer. Mike is about to begin his 18th year as a volunteer for the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program....
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Through 12PM Thursday GIANTS VS PHILADELPHIA EAGLES   We have a special opportunity for our friends to bid on two tickets for the Giants game tomorrow! Parking is included.   You can see the Giants battle the Philadelphia Eagles at Metlife Stadium - and all for a great cause!   Bidding starts at $175!     To bid, just call 845-471-1900 ext 3114 or email edarrow@uwdor.org.    Bids are accepted until 12PM tomorrow (10/11). In your email, remember...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
My name is Alyssa Bisesto and I was a Marketing and Social Media Intern during the summer of 2018 at United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region. I started this internship program in late May and had my last day on August 22nd. I am getting ready to head back to Siena College for my senior year of college. I knew before graduating college that I wanted to obtain an internship relevant to my marketing major in the summer. I was lucky enough to find this...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
My name is Alyssa Bisesto and I am a Marketing and Social Media intern at United Way Dutchess-Orange County Region for the summer of 2018. I am a rising senior at Siena College in Albany, NY where I study Marketing and Digital Marketing. Interning at United Way has been a great experience where I have had the opportunity to photograph events, create marketing promotions for social postings, use creative programs like Adobe InDesign and more...
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
The success of children in life, school and at home can be greatly altered by their community involvement and help from volunteers. The story of Michael, a young 2nd grader, shows that help from nonprofits, volunteer programs and clubs can go a long way toward a child’s learning and social interaction abilities. Michael moved 4 times in the past 2 years, mostly to unsafe, poor neighborhoods where his mother could afford housing. He has three...