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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...
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Military service is a selfless act that brave individuals take part in due to their undying love for our country. They protect it everyday so that we may be safe to live our lives without any fear or violation of freedom. Many of my family members served in the military and I have learned from them that life after service can be quite difficult to readjust to. Mental illness, poverty, and physical trauma are a few of the many complications that...
Friday, July 20, 2018
About the 2018 Community Champions: Joe Lawless & Gaye Mallet Joe LawlessVice President, Information Technology (I.T.) Technical Services (TEC) Solutions Delivery Group (SDG)UPS Joe began his UPS career in June 1983, as a loader / unloader in the Central Jersey District in Edison, New Jersey, and was promoted to part-time hub supervisor in July 1984. Joe was promoted to Programmer in Corporate Information Services (I.S.) in June 1986,...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
A community thrives when it has residents who are passionate about seeing it grow. No matter if you live in a bustling city or a rural town, you are part of a community. The strength of a community depends on the connection between those who live there. As for Mr. Rammie Nesheiwat of M&T Bank, he believes that his connection to the community is strengthened by his vigorous volunteer work. United Way takes pride in its volunteers and Mr....
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    I’m sure that for many people, the thought of buying a home seems like one of the most frightening tasks of adulthood. “Where do I begin? Who do I talk to? What can I afford?” This apprehension is common in the minds of first time homebuyers, and luckily these questions were answered by Mr. Vincent Aurigemma on Thursday, June 28th. United Way hosted another chapter of financial literacy workshops, this one being geared towards first time...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    On Friday, June 22nd, I spent my morning working with over 20 employees from Central Hudson to help clean up the backyard of the Poughkeepsie Glebe House. This event was a part of United Way’s Day of Action, which involves teaming up with local businesses in order to complete community projects. I have been a Dutchess County resident for my entire life and have never once paid any mind to the little 18th century building located on Main...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
  My name is Alyssa Chelak, I am one of the interns at United Way of Dutchess and Orange Region.  I work with the marketing team to learn and implement new marketing techniques in order to raise awareness to our company mission.  Although I have only been working with them for a few weeks, I have already learned several lessons with the United Way team that will prove to be invaluable as I progress with my career. Just this past Thursday I...