Here's a no-brainer: Volunteering is a good thing. But...

Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Looking for a way to show you care about your community?

Become a "Loaned Executive'' for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.

These are the worker bees of the 2012 Campaign for the Common Good, visiting workplaces to explain the needs in our community and how United Way and its partner programs help.

Before going to workplaces, Loaned Executive take part in webinars and...

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

 When school awards were given out this year, there was one very happy middle school student in Orange County. His name is Kyle, a boy who was once troubled and doing poorly in school. Thanks to his "Big Brother''  - a mentor named Kevin - Kyle's doing much better than ever before.


Posted: Friday, July 06, 2012

On June 21, volunteers in seven countries participated in the fifth annual United Way Day of Action advancing education, income and health projects and creating opportunities for a better life in communities around the world. Partners and institutions celebrated 125 years of the United Way movement by generating public awareness and participating in volunteer activities, including education-related congressional advocacy, literacy awareness outreach...

Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012

Nothing's better than a summer afternoon spent with a good book. Yet many youngsters never experience reading for pleasure.

You can help change that by devoting one hour this summer to the "Classroom Buddies" program - an extension of the Book Buddies program sponsored by Literacy Connections, a funded partner of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange region.

As a "classroom buddy'' you'll...

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012

“Loaned Executive.’’ It’s a term for United Way volunteers willing to roll up their sleeves, work hard and in many cases, over and over again.

Kathleen Murphy and Burton Relethford are two such people. Both have been “repeat’’ Loaned Executives during annual United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region Workplace Campaigns.

Relethford is president of the Beta Financial Group in Fishkill. A volunteer last year, he returns in 2012...

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012