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.

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).

United Way sponsors Children's Book Drive for new and gently used books, now through 11/15

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region launched its fall Book Drive for new and gently used children’s books (ages 0-8) on September 15th at the Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast. The Book Drive runs through November 15th with the goal to have 1,000 new children’s books as well as many more gently used children’s books to stock the shelves at United Way for distribution in the community for the coming year.