News

Friday, September 18, 2020
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will reveal the 2020 Kindness Champion during its Virtual Community Breakfast on Wednesday, September 30 (8-9am, www.uwdor.org/breakfast2020). The 14 finalists were notified on Friday and the community will choose the the Kindness Champion by voting for their choice through 5pm on September 28 (www.uwdor.org/kindness). “We are so pleased to recognize the amazing acts of kindness by so many members of our...
Friday, September 18, 2020
On Wednesday, September 23, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will host a special no-contact Day of Sharing for seasonal decorations.  The seasonal decorations include children's Halloween costumes and Fall/Thanksgiving themed items, Winter Holiday decorations, Valentine's Day and Spring decorations.   Open to representatives from nonprofits, faith-based organizations and schools, each organization can send one representative to "shop"...
Monday, August 24, 2020
Do you know someone who pays it forward, helping others through acts of kindness? Now is the time to give them the recognition they deserve. Nominate them today to be United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s first Kindness Champion!  Nominations are open through September 4th and can be made online at www.uwdor.org/nominate-2020-kindness-champion. Only one nomination per person is needed. You can nominate yourself or someone else.  The top ten...
Monday, August 24, 2020
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange has been named a recipient of a 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant, one of six grantees selected in New York and one of four United Ways selected nationwide. The grant will be used to improve intergenerational relationships and social connectedness between Dutchess and Orange county seniors and younger community members. “During the pandemic and self-isolation, we know that many of our senior residents may have...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Even before COVID-19 hit, 38% of Hudson Valley households were already one emergency away from financial ruin, setting the stage for an unprecedented economic crisis in the Hudson Valley for the next several years, according to the latest state ALICE® Report released by United Way of New York State. On Thursday, August 13, at 11:00am, three Hudson Valley United Ways (United Way of Westchester and Putnam, United Way of Rockland and United Way of...
Thursday, July 9, 2020
Join United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and Ulster Savings Bank for the Virtual Financial Literacy Workshop: Navigating Household Finances on Wednesday, August 19th at 10am. Sign up here: www.uwdor.org/financialliteracy In this one-hour seminar, presented by Abby Paul, Retail Business Development Officer at Ulster Savings Bank, and Brad Umble, Newburgh Branch Supervisor, Ulster Savings Bank, participants will walk away feeling more...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region has received grants from Bank of America, CVS Health, KeyBank in partnership with First Niagara Foundation, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, MVP Healthcare, Orange & Rockland Utilities, TD Charitable Foundation, Ulster Savings Bank and Wells Fargo toward its Dutchess Orange Community Strong COVID-19 Fund. Since its inception on March 12, 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, the fund has...
Friday, March 20, 2020
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is actively responding to the needs of this evolving crisis in several ways. These include:  A fund to help families in crisis: www.uwdor.org/covidhelp A community resource webpage and Facebook Group for Dutchess and Orange County: www.uwdor.org/covid19-communityresources and www.facebook.com/groups/docommunitystrongresources   United Way’s 2-1-1 confidential helpline is answering calls 24/7 from our...
Friday, February 21, 2020
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomed seven interns this spring: Laura Cantu, a senior at Marist from Davie, Florida, is returning to United Way for her third semester, interning in the Marketing & Communications office focusing on video production. Carli Mathias, a junior at Marist from Suffern, New York, is a Marketing & Social Media Intern in the Marketing & Communications office. Jennifer Kerbs, a senior at Vassar,...
Monday, January 13, 2020
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From January 14th to 28th, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will lead teams from 10 organizations—Access: Supports for Living, AmerisourceBergen, The ARC of Dutchess, BallCorp, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp., Marriott Hotels, Mount Saint Mary College, New York Life Insurance, Nubian Directions and members of United Way’...