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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’...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Every year, United Way’s Young Leaders United affinity group throws a Holiday Happy Hour to celebrate their work, thank volunteers and give an opportunity for others to learn more about this group and the work they do in the community. This year, the YLU Holiday Happy Hour will be held on Thursday, December 12th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Farmers and Chefs (40 Albany Street, Poughkeepsie). Admission is free, but guests are requested to bring...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Read More       More than 100 veterans, active military, family and friends attended Military Family Night Out, a free, fun-filled barbecue held on Saturday, September 14th  at the Warwick Valley Community Center. Supported by HERoes in Deed, the event featured a performance by Alt-Country band, Jerry the Bulldog and family-friendly activities as well as commemoration of 9-11 with a moment of silence.  "This barbecue was a great opportunity...
Thursday, October 24, 2019
On Thursday, November 21st from 6:00 to 8:00pm, 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). Refreshments are served and reservations requested. To reserve your space, go www.uwdor.org/bettercredit....
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Grand Reopening of United Way's Day of Sharing on Friday, September 6th from 10:00am - 12noon and 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The Day of Sharing boutique and Louis Greenspan Children's Corner are full of goods for area nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations to "shop" for necessities for their clients - for free. We can't wait to welcome you to the newly renovated space!   United Way opens it's basement door at 10am and 2pm on Day of Sharing so...
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
For 15 years, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has worked with the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition to provide free tax preparation services for qualified residents of Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties. This annual service provides individuals, seniors and low-to-moderate income families the chance to file their taxes free of charge (and stress). The success and impact of this program can only be continued with assistance from generous volunteers...
Monday, October 7, 2019
On Thursday, October 17th from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, at Mount Saint Mary College, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will present the program, Resilient Communities, Challenging the Opioid Epidemic. This school-focused community program, is part of United Way’s “New School Initiative,” supported by a grant from AmerisourceBergen. Free and open to school personnel, nonprofit representatives and community members, Resilient Communities will...
Monday, October 7, 2019
Have you ever wondered if you could afford buying a home? If so, join us for the First Time Homebuyers Seminar on Wednesday, October 9th from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory (8 North Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie). Learn the strategies of how to qualify for a home purchase, budgeting skills, and what to expect from the home buying process. Financial Literacy Workshop is copresented by Rhinebeck Bank, United Way of the Dutchess...