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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
On Friday, June 3rd United Way received a call from the school nurse at a local elementary school. She wanted to know if we could help (or find someone to help) provide the very basic necessities for some of the students there. She said that many of the children did not have underwear or socks and while she had some on hand during the school year (that she purchased herself), she hoped that the children would be able to go home for summer...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Orange County residents who are in need of assistance to help pay a portion of their home heating expenses, but who do not qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), may be eligible for help through the Orange County Fuel Fund. The deadline for applications is extended to Friday, April 29th. “Though it wasn’t a very cold winter and heating unit costs have been lower than in previous years, the help provided by Orange County Fuel Fund...
Friday, April 15, 2016
Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Mid Hudson Valley Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals are excited to announce the regional day of giving – Hudson Valley Gives. This 24-hour online fundraising event on May 18th provides nonprofit organizations the opportunity to reach thousands of new potential donors and boost their visibility exponentially through the power of social...
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2016 as part of its annual Days of Caring initiative. This year’s National Volunteer Week takes place this week from April 10th through April 16th and there are a variety of opportunities in the Hudson Valley to volunteer and support the community. A nationwide celebration, National Volunteer Week draws people together with one common goal; taking action...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Join United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region on Wednesday, April 6th, when it will celebrate the successful conclusion of its 2015 Campaign for the Common Good with the “Celebration of Service: A CommUNITY United” Awards benefit dinner. United Way will recognize key members of the Hudson Valley community, including volunteers, donors, community partners, and sponsors as well as long-time volunteer and community leader, Dr. Daniel Aronzon, the...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
View photos from Read Across America Day 2015 On Wednesday, March 2nd, in honor of Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region invites the community to join together and read to a child during NEA’s Read Across America Day. Designed to promote a nation of readers, March 2nd, children and youth from the area will be joining millions of children around the country to celebrate the 18th annual NEA Read Across America Day. Last...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
This Thursday, February 11, United Way’s around the country celebrate National 2-1-1 Day. Almost 16,100 Dutchess and Orange County residents found help last year through United Way’s 2-1-1 free, confidential, multilingual information and referral helpline that is open 365 days a year from 9am to 7pm. National 2-1-1 Day helps call attention to the need for and availability of the free helpline that, as of last February, served over 291 million...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
With the addition of several new tax preparation sites in Dutchess and Orange Counties, hundreds more Hudson Valley residents in need of FREE help preparing and filing  2018 federal and state income taxes will be able to schedule appointments this year by calling United Way’s Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 Helpline (or dial 1-800-899-1479). This free tax preparation service is provided to those who are eligible thanks to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide,...
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, the staff at Ashworth Creative randomly selected an Instagram photo with the #HVThankful hashtag as the winning entry for the 2015 #HVThankful challenge. #HVThankful, the brainchild of Poughkeepsie-based Ashworth Creative, encourages gratitude and philanthropy in the Hudson Valley by empowering local residents to speak up through social media. Emily Darrow, the Director of Marketing and Communication at United Way of...
Friday, January 8, 2016
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is fortunate to be the recipient of several in-kind donations including, but not limited to: clothing, accessories, kitchen items, household Items and bedding, as well as gently read books.   We are excited to share these generous donations with our nonprofit community partners and invite you to join us for a Day of Sharing:    Fridays, January 8th, March 11th, and June 3rd, 2016 Click here to...