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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Building Hope: EITC Awareness Day

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.

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Application for Funding: Orange County Emergency Food and Shelter Program - Phase 34

Orange County has been chosen to receive $141,851.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army; and United Way Worldwide.

Need help with your tax return? Free tax preparation assistance is available for low to moderate income residents from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers and the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition.

If you are one of the many Hudson Valley residents who need help with your tax return, FREE tax preparation once again is available from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s IRS trained and certified volunteers through the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition.

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More than 180 participants spent Saturday discussing the needs of the City of Newburgh at the Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force Community Listening Session sponsored by United Way

More than 180 participants, who are struggling to make ends, chose to spend their Saturday discussing the needs of their community and how to improve the City of Newburgh, both for them and their families. The Community Listening Session, “Speak to Change,” sponsored by the Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, was held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.

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Shining a Light on a Hidden Population: A Newburgh resident shares what it's like to live as ALICE

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.
 
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United Way hosts Community Conversation Around Veterans’ Needs on January 4th, , launching new Veterans’ Initiative

United Way of the Orange-Dutchess Region will be hosting a Community Conversation Around Veterans’ Needs on Wednesday, January 4th, from 10:00am – 1:30pm at Dutchess Community College, Room 101 (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie). Come let your voice be heard as community leaders, local citizens, and veterans discuss these important community issues and how to ensure our veterans receive the services they deserve. Admission is free, but preregistration is requested (open online through December 27th).

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