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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
400 students in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade will have a brighter start to the upcoming school year thanks to United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region in partnership with Mix 97.7 and 94.3/97.3 THE WOLF. The drive was made possible through the generosity of CDPHP, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Hudson Valley Renegades, Office Depot, Walmart, Target and Stop and Shop. Supplies were collected during the month of July and...
Monday, August 19, 2013
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will kick off its 2013-2014 Campaign for the Common Good on Friday, September 13, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Torches on the Hudson on the Newburgh waterfront. The breakfast will feature a keynote address by former New York Giants star receiver Amani Toomer, who was selected as the 2004 Giants Man of the Year in recognition of his exemplary community volunteerism. The National Football League has partnered...
Thursday, August 15, 2013
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is pleased to announce its recent hire of Melissa Clark, who joined the Community Impact team as Community Engagement Coordinator. Within this role, Clark will manage the United Way volunteer program and coordination of initiatives to expand the relationships of United Way as it pertains to direct community assistance. “I think United Way is a wonderful community resource that fosters collaboration and...
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Effective July 1, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors, now comprised of 19 leaders. The organization also confirmed new members of the Board’s Executive Committee for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. United Way’s Board members are prominent community leaders who volunteer their time to further the mission and goals of the organization. The following Board members began their term on July 1,...
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will invest more than $1.4 million from its Community Fund during the next 12 months to address nine critical issues affecting residents in Dutchess and Orange Counties. United Way, through its funding, will partner with 36 nonprofit organizations to focus resources in key issues in Education, Income and Health. • Education - educating parents on their child’s development and providing tools to reinforce...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Charles Freni, a Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Senior Vice President and veteran community leader, has been named chair of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s 2013 Workplace Campaign. The annual workplace campaign initiative, which kicks off in September, raises funds for United Way’s Community Fund that addresses critical community needs in the areas of education, income, health, and crisis intervention. Freni, who served...
Monday, July 8, 2013
36 volunteers from eight local businesses and organizations participated in United Way’s Day of Action on June 21. Volunteers spruced up the YMCA of Dutchess & Eastern Orange’s Camp Robbins in Walden and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center as part of its effort to support education and ongoing learning throughout the summer.   Earlier in the week, United Way staff visited the 2nd and 3rd grade students at Gov. George Clinton Elementary School...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, a provider of free prescription drug discount cards, report that 10,514 area residents have saved $998,638 on their medications since 2006 through the use of cards. FamilyWize essentially acts like a huge consumer group buying service for the uninsured and underinsured. The discounts and savings on medications are given voluntarily by the more than 61,000...
Friday, April 19, 2013
The generosity of four retailers – Bed, Bath & Beyond of Newburgh and Woodbury Commons Outlet stores of Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, and Izod, provided 18 Dutchess and Orange County nonprofits with clothing and housewares for their clients distributed during United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s two Days of Sharing. Fifty cartons containing 2,000 articles of clothing and accessories from the three retail outlets and housewares with a total...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Pine Bush 6th grader takes 2nd place, Gardnertown 5th grader wins 3rd in logo contest for June 9 fundraiser at Orange County Fairgrounds   Henry Litsky, a sixth grader at Van Wyck Junior High School in Wappingers Falls, won 1st prize in the logo design contest for the annual Touch-A-Truck to be held June 9 at the Orange County Fairgrounds as a fundraiser for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Family-friendly Touch-A-Truck will feature...