United Way hosts 2nd Community Conversation Around Veterans Needs on May 24th; keynote speaker is Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus

United Way of the Orange-Dutchess Region will be hosting the second Community Conversation Around Veterans Needs on Wednesday, May 24th, from 9:00am – 12:45pm at the Newburgh Activity Center (401 Washington Street, Newburgh).

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AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteer to fill key position in organization

AARP Tax-Aide, a national volunteer organization that provides free income tax preparation to low-to-middle income families, is seeking help from to fill a key volunteer position that will oversee administrative activity to support the organization’s Eastern New York region.

“Our free tax preparation program serves over 30,000 clients in our region, thanks to the help of nearly 800 volunteers. The Administrative Specialist position is important in helping our state management team to oversee this activity,”  said Ed Hogarty, AARP Tax-Aide New York State Coordinator.

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United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region focuses on volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, now through April 29

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2017 as part of its annual Days of Caring initiative. This year United Way’s National Volunteer Week, taking place now through April 29th, offers a variety of opportunities in the Hudson Valley to volunteer and support the community with 13 projects across Dutchess and Orange counties and more than 35 corporate teams attending.

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United Way honors Steven E. Howell as well as key volunteers and organizations at “Celebration of Service Event: A CommUNITY United” Award Dinner on April 19th

Join United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region on Wednesday, April 19th, when it will celebrate the successful conclusion of its 2016 Campaign for the Common Good with the “Celebration of Service: A CommUNITY United” award dinner.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Ed Broderick

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.”

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Read Across America Day 2017

On Thursday, March 2nd, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and six nonprofit partner organizations joined together at nine locations and read to more than 750 students in celebration of the 20th anniversary of National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Day of Sharing on March 3rd helps provide basic necessities for local organizations serving clients-in-need

Every three months, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region opens up its doors to representatives of area nonprofits, churches, and schools as part of its Day of Sharing Program. Each Day of Sharing is held at the Poughkeepsie United Way office (75 Market Street) to help these organizations meet their client’s basic needs through donations from retailers including Calvin Klein, Bed Bath & Beyond, Izod, and Van Heusen.

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