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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...
Monday, October 7, 2019
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s annual Community Breakfast kicked off the 2019 Campaign on Tuesday, September 24th, raising almost $52,000. A capacity crowd of more than 360 people joined United Way to celebrate the launch of its annual campaign, the 2019 Community Champions—Dr. Pamela Edington, President of Dutchess Community College, and Dr. Kristine Young, President of SUNY Orange—and the two 2019 Nonproft Champions—The Art...
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Make A Difference Day this year, not just for a day, but for almost an entire week, from October 24th to October 28th. The eight Make A Difference Day projects will provide people and businesses with an opportunity to volunteer to help their local communities. Hudson River Housing’s Middle Main Clean-Up project will take place on Saturday, October 28th and the public...
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
See photos On Thursday, September 5 at 4:00pm, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) celebrated 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...
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....