United Way hosts its quarterly Days of Sharing on December 2nd to provide basic necessities for local nonprofits

Every three months, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region opens up its doors to area nonprofits as part of its Day of Sharing Program. Each Day of Sharing is held at the Poughkeepsie United Way office to support local nonprofit organizations meet their client’s basic needs through donations of new goods, including clothing, bedding, kitchen and household items.

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Stay warm this winter with home heating assistance through the Orange County Fuel Fund

 The Orange County Fuel Fund, a partnership between Orange County Government and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, will begin to accept applications from Orange County residents who need assistance to pay a portion of their home heating expenses, but who do not qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) on Monday, November 14th

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United Way mobilized nearly 150 volunteers who made a difference at 8 nonprofit organizations for the 25th anniversary of Make A Difference Day

From October 21 through October 24, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region mobilized nearly 150 dedicated and hardworking volunteers to work on eight community projects for the 25th annual Make A Difference Day, a world-wide day of service held in order for members of the community to volunteer at their local nonprofit organizations. The volunteers contributed a total of 730 hours for a total estimated economic impact of $19,607.80.

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Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation awards United Way a $5,000 grant for early education

The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region a grant for $5,000.

The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation’s grant will support United Way’s Early Education Coalition program, which aims to fight the low levels of childhood literacy in Dutchess and Orange counties by collaborating with other nonprofits, businesses, public sector agencies and community members to share resources, develop best practices and find creative solutions to serve the greater community. 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alan Creais

On June 17, twelve volunteers participated in a Day of Action at the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley located in Cornwall-on-Hudson. The volunteers helped the Food Bank sort through the donations it received so that the food can be sent out to nearly 200 food pantries in the region. Volunteer Alan Creais, a leader of his company’s community engagement efforts, was able to take part in his first Day of Action with United Way.

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