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Thursday, May 16, 2019
On Saturday, June 29th from 10am to 1pm, teams of 20 people will be competing in the ultimate tug of war – the first annual Pull the Plane at New York Stewart International Aiport. Presented by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, this “FUNdraiser” not only is a super team building, family-friendly event, but also supports United Way’s work in our local community. Signing up is easy, just go www.uwdor.org/pulltheplaneto register (the $20...
Thursday, May 16, 2019
On Friday, June 21stfrom 12 noon to 4 pm, United Way of the Dutchess Orange Region will be partnering with HRH Care Community Health and the New York State Department of Health to offer free community health screenings at the Family Partnership Center (29 N. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie).  According to the CDC, Americans use preventative health servies at about half the recommended rate. Be proactive--take control of your health this summer...
Monday, March 25, 2019
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region broke ground today on a large scale renovation project in the basement of their main office, the historic Evelyn Samuels Memorial Building in Poughkeepsie. The space is primarily used for the organization’s gift-in-kind program, Day of Sharing, and houses the newly developed Louis Greenspan Children’s Corner. The work will be completed by locally owned RL Baxter Building Corp, a family owned and run...
Thursday, February 14, 2019
On Wednesday, March 13that 5:00 pm, Rhinebeck Bank and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will copresent a financial literacy workshop on Basic Budgeting for Youth. Brandi L. Rider, Associate Vice President and Business Banking Officer at Rhinebeck Bank, will discuss how teens can learn budgeting skills that will get them on the right road to success and plan for a financially stable future. The workshop, designed for teens aged 13-18,...
Thursday, January 17, 2019
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is pleased to be part of United Way Worldwide’s United for U.S.Coalition, a joint effort by United Way’s corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to assist furloughed federal workers and others impacted by the ongoing government shutdown. “We are committed to providing necessary resources and contacts to Federal employees during the shutdown,” said Jeannie Montano,...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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. Last year, 7,797 residents of Dutchess and Orange Counties received help preparing and filing their taxes. This year, the coalition hopes to help even more people receive the refunds they deserve. To...
Friday, January 11, 2019
As the government shutdown continues, now in its 21stday, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region wants to make sure that federal employees know community resources are available to them.  “We are committed to providing necessary resources and contacts to Federal employees during the shutdown,” said Jeannie Montano, President and CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, “We and United Ways nationwide have an incredible resource, our 2-1...
Thursday, October 11, 2018
On Thursday, October 18thfrom 5:30 to 7:30pm, Rhinebeck Bank and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will co-present a free workshop by author and credit expert John Panzella to inform people how to maintain, improve or repair their credit. Dutchess Community College is hosting this important presentation in Dutchess Hall (Room 101) and it is held in conjunction with their Financial Literacy Week at the college. Refreshments are served and...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
    Interns play an integral role at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region,” remarked Jazmin Awada, Community Impact Coordinator. “Each semester we are lucky to host smart, talented young individuals that bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our organization. It’s the dedication and the hard work of our interns that help us to drive our mission throughout the year."   Employers have found that internships have grown increasingly important...
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Members of the current Young Leaders and alumni of the program will come together for a fun evening and a delicious barbecue to celebrate their outstanding achievements in the community. “I take pride in being the Chairman of Young Leaders United and have enjoyed taking part in United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region's overall mission,” explains Phil Lekanides, chair of the civic group. “Young Leaders United has provided me the opportunity to...