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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be running a supply drive, now through Thursday, September 7th, to help support our Texas friends and family in the aftermath of Harvey. The devastation is overwhelming and these Texan communities will need incredible resources to recover. We will be shipping donated items thanks to the generosity of UPS Freight in Montgomery, coordinated by Hub Service Center Manager Dennis Berns. Guardian Self...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
This Friday from 12 noon to 9:30pm visit Hoopla in Newburgh (1217 Route 300) or Poughkeespsie (2521 South Road) and you can support United Way while enjoying a delicious frozen yogurt! Bring your family, meet your friends, beat the heat with a sweet (healthy) treat and 20% of the pretax sales will be donated by Hoopla to United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Please print & bring the ad or display the ad on your phone at either the...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Summer Volunteer Opportunities Help stuff and distribute backpacks full of school supplies at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie bit.ly/Backpack-Giveaway  Be a United Way Super Hero volunteer during Make a Difference Day, October 28.bit.ly/superhero-volunteers  Hudson Valley CA$H seeks volunteers for the FREE tax preparation program for locations throughout the Hudson Valley. bit.ly/volunteer-hvcash16  Distribute bagged breakfasts and...
Friday, June 30, 2017
Everyone at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region wishes you a Happy Fourth of July!   Links to Events in our Region: The Poughkeepsie Journal The Times Herald-Record Please note that UWDOR's offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, but United Way's Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 Helpline is open 365 days a year from 8am - 10pm. 
Friday, May 19, 2017
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) extends its deepest gratitude to Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) for honoring United Way as the "Advocate of Justice" at it's first annual Orange Partners in Justice reception last night (May 18th) at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. United Way congratulates fellow honoree Andrew Finkelstein, Esq., Partner at Finkelstein & Partners LLP named “Champion of Justice. Jeannie Montano,...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Looking forward to the birth of a child should be one of the most happy times for moms and dads, but too many of our Hudson Valley neighbors are finding that the cost of just the basic necessities is presenting a heavy burden. Today we’re asking you to help give peace of mind to these families by your gift to United Way through Hudson Valley Gives. Donate Now Dave*, a soon-to-be-father, reached out to United Way saying he needed help. His wife...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Although he will admit it only seems like 6 years ago, it was in fact 26 years ago that Ed Broderick, then an IBM employee, first experienced the United Way Loaned Executive program. Fast forward to 2016 and Ed Broderick is now retired and once again a Loaned Executive. Ed says “The need was great then and we have been making strides to better our community by working together. But there is still more work to be done.” For those who know Ed,...
Friday, January 27, 2017
When you finally land that job you’ve been hoping for, you don’t let anything get in your way—not even being homeless. Things had finally turned around for Jesse and he was grateful to be working at a production warehouse, but he still wasn’t able to afford an apartment. But when Jesse had his taxes prepared at United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site, he found out that he’d be getting the Earned Income Tax Credit. He and his wife Juana...
Friday, December 23, 2016
Gabrielle Hill, a resident of Newburgh, volunteered to speak about what it's like to live as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) with the media and she's shared her story generously in the hope that people would reach out and help others.  Recently, Briggette Sayegh's report about ALICE in the Hudson Valley (Staggering Number of Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet) appeared on TWC News and included an interview with Gabrielle....
Friday, December 23, 2016
Before the first United Way ALICE Report, ALICE was a population and a community issue without a name or face. The release of this study offered a new way to accurately quantify these households and to talk about the challenges that they face, just like Gabrielle of Newbugh in Orange County.   Several years ago, recently separated her husband due to an abusive relationship, Gabrielle, a mother of two had to move back home with her parents and...