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Friday, August 23, 2019
en Espanol REGISTER Ulster Savings Bank in conjunction with the United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region and PathStone would like to invite the public to a FREE Homebuyer Seminar on Monday, September 16, 2019, from 6–7:30 pm at the City of Newburgh Activity Center, 401 Washington St., Newburgh. The seminar will be presented in Spanish. This informational seminar will provide details on mortgage options available for homebuyers. Ulster Savings Bank’s...
Friday, August 23, 2019
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomed four interns this summer – Laura Cantu (Davie, Florida), Brian Dunn (Katonah), Ian Miroff (Poughkeepsie), Deanna Tuttle (Poughkeepsie). These four students worked with and learned from United Way’s Community Impact and Marketing and Communications staff members for 10 weeks. “Each of these interns are bright and have the potential to do great things for United Way, which benefits the community as...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
On Thursday, September 5 at 4:00pm, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) will celebrate the completion of its large scale renovation with a ribbon cutting, held in conjuction with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The ribbon cutting will unveil a major renovation of the basement space and exterior repointing of the brickwork of UWDOR’s main office, the Evelyn Samuels Memorial Building (Hasbrouck House) that is listed...
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
According to the Mid-Hudson Community Profiles, only 36% of Dutchess County’s fourth-graders passed their English standardized tests in 2016. Passing rates on state tests were significantly lower for low-income, African American and Hispanic students than for their peers (www.MHVCommunityProfiles.org). In response to this literacy crisis, United Way hosted two Community Conversations on Early Learning. The events brought community leaders,...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
“We did it,” was a sound that reverberated as team after team pulled a FedEx Boeing 757 12 feet on a taxi way at New York Stewart International Airport Saturday, June 29. The event raised almost $50,000 for the work of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) in Dutchess and Orange counties and really put the “FUN” in fundraising, according to UWDOR President & CEO Jeannie Montano. “Through Pull the Plane we had over 700 donations...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Did you know that currently, men are dying an average of 5 years earlier than women and lead 9 out of 10 of the top causes of death? Through the Minority Male Wellness and Screening Initiative, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is celebrating Men’s Health Month in June by partnering with HRH Care Community Health and the New York State Department of Health to offer free health screenings for the Poughkeepsie community this Friday, June...
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Now through June 21st, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is holding a Community Baby Shower that will provide essential baby items to families at risk, so that they can give their babies a healthy start in life. Businesses, organizations and individuals can contribute new items, including diapers, baby wipes, lotion, shampoo, onesies, socks and more for the Community Baby Shower. If you’re unable to shop, we’ll do the shopping for you....
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...