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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Every year, United Way holds one or two Community Conversations that will help inform the focus of United Way's future programs and funding. All stakeholders are invited to attend and join the discussion, sharing their priorities.    Past conversation topics have included substance abuse prevention, support for local veterans, and early education.   The next Community Conversation will be around the topic of Financial Stability and is presented...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
In partnership with organizations and businesses, United Way offers free workshops and seminars for the community.   In 2018, United Way has partnered with Rhinebeck Bank to provide a series of Financial Literacy Workshops & Seminars.   The first was held in April and offered participants tips to prevent identity theft and avoid scams.   The second, in June, gave key information to prepare participants to become first time homebuyers.  ...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
United Way provides one to two professional development training opportunities per calendar year, free for nonprofit representatives and their key volunteers. Past opportunities have focused on volunteers, grants, marketing and analytics.       
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
United Way's Days of Caring provide opportunities for companies, organizations and individuals to join together and make a difference in their community with volunteer projects to help our community partners expand their capacity and reach.    Last year, 1,673 individuals volunteered to help their neighbors, with a calculated value of $835,402 for their donated time. That's an incredible amount of change that United Way helps bring about.  ...
Friday, June 15, 2018
Vincent Aurigemma, Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending at Rhinebeck Bank, will lead this seminar for all interested in knowing more about the process of becoming a home owner. Purchasing your first home may initially seem like a daunting task. We dream of the particular specifications we want in a house but find ourselves lost in how to make our dreams become reality. If you think that you are alone in your hesitation to purchase a...
Friday, June 15, 2018
“When we shared the first request to help our Newburgh neighbors after May 15thtornado, we knew our community would be supportive, but the care and compassion that we saw from everyone truly was overwhelming,” said Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region “Immediately after we circulated an email and shared the request on social media, people contacted us with monetary and merchandise donations. We did...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
On Thursday, June 14th, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will offer a free training for nonprofit professionals and key organization volunteers, including board members: “Strategies to Inspire Volunteers, Interns & Staff for Maximum Success” will be held from 8:30am to 2:15pm at Dutchess Community College. Through two panel discussions and three workshop presentations, participants will learn how to find, inspire and retain...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be running a supply drive, now through Friday, May 25, to help support our Newburgh neighbors in the aftermath of Tuesday's tornado.  "The City of Newburgh is still in a state of emergency. Some electricity has been restored, but many residents are still without power or water. Some streets are still closed as post-storm clean-up continues. Senior residents unable to navigate the stairs have been...
Monday, May 7, 2018
Two years ago, United Way received a call from a school nurse asking for our help as some of the young children in her school did not have socks or underwear. Because of that call and many others, United Way embarked on a new endeavor to provide one place where our nonprofit partners, schools and faith-based organizations could go to in order to find basic necessities for infants and children of our community.  Last fall, United Way’s “The...
Friday, May 4, 2018
On Wednesday, April 25th, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region threw itself a birthday party and more than 450 joined in the celebration! For the fourth year, United Way has presented a dinner event at the conclusion of its annual workplace campaign that allows supporters, business and nonprofit executives to meet, mingle and learn about more about the work of United Way.  “We knew our 80thAnniversary was going to be a blast, but to have...