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Friday, June 11, 2021
With a total of 10,045 votes cast for 19 finalists in the Talent United contest, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region revealed the three top winners during its annual Celebration of Service on Tuesday, June 8, 2021: students from the Sheahan-Gormley School of Irish Dance (Winner), Justus Crow (1st Runner-Up), Mark Briscoe & Kathy Nigro (2nd Runner-Up). To view a recording of the Talent United segment of Celebration of Service and to...
Friday, March 19, 2021
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced a new partnership with United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s 211 information line to provide eviction prevention services to County residents in jeopardy of losing their current housing with customized information on available eviction prevention funding. County Executive Molinaro highlighted this new Eviction Prevention Line during his 2021 State of the County Address. Dutchess County...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
We are pleased to welcome three new members of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Board of Directors: Candy Davies, Megan Deichler and Tim Kane. As United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s governing board, with the leadership of Board Chairman Kevin Cleary, the members of our Board of Directors are dedicated to the welfare of our community. Founded in 1937, our United Way operates as an independent 501(c)3, under the direction of our...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Walmart is supporting your local United Way by giving shoppers the opportunity to round-up their purchases to the nearest $ and donate the change. Round-up is available on http://WalMart.com and the Walmart app through Jan. 29.  
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Every New Year, there is a sense of infinite possibilities. For us, we know that 2020 was a year that was more about survival. Too many in our immediate community and United Way family have had hardships brought about by the pandemic. We hoped after the first wave last spring that we would not experience another wave, but now it seems that everyone knows someone who’s ill. But it’s not just illness that’s a concern. Too many people have seen the...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Jan 1821-Day Equity ChallengeSign up for the 21-Day Equity Challenge. Preregister at www.uwdor.org/21DayEquityChallenge Jan 18Volunteer for MLK National Day of ServiceJoin us for virtual and socially-distanced volunteer opportunities at www.uwdor.org/mlkday21 Jan 21Nonprofit Professional Development Series: “A Community United”Participants have the opportunity to pivot their volunteer programs to meet their organizations’ shifting needs, learn...
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
We would like to salute one of our Top Campaigns – UPS. Thank you UPS for all you do for United Way and our community! Over the holiday period it would have been hard to miss the many UPS trucks on the road delivering packages to our homes and workplaces. It has been great to hear about UPS drivers being saluted on their routes by residents who value them as essential workers, who day-in, day-out, rain, snow or shine, drop off deliveries from...
Thursday, January 7, 2021
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will present a 21-Day Equity Challenge that will launch on January 18, The Martin Luther King Jr (MLK) National Day of Service. The 21-Day Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and in our community. There is no charge to participate, but preregistration is requested. Every day during the Challenge, participants will receive...
Monday, December 7, 2020
A statewide survey on the effects of COVID-19 confirms that New Yorkers are facing many challenges due to the pandemic, some New York communities and populations are being hit disproportionately hard, and most New Yorkers are very worried about themselves or family members being infected with COVID-19 and experiencing mental health issues.  The survey revealed that: Most respondents expressed an overwhelming fear of catching COVID-19 (80.7%),...
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...

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