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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...
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...