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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...
Monday, December 28, 2015
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:    Friday, January 8th, 2016 Click here to download PDF 10am - 12pm...
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Young Leaders United of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region invite prospective members to attend their annual holiday party on Thursday, December 10th, to be held at the Mill House Brewing Company (289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie) from 6:00 to 9:00pm. “Our Young Leaders are energetic, talented community leaders passionate about mobilizing the resources of our community to create lasting and sustainable impact,” stated Kimberly Kochem,...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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.  “As winter approaches, many Orange County residents are beginning to think about the reality of heating expenses,” said Jeannie Montano, President & CEO of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. “...
Friday, October 30, 2015
Adams Fairacre Farms Newburgh store will be featuring the work of an emerging Hudson Valley artist each month on a rotating basis in an exhibition space located just inside the store’s front entrance. This year, all sales will equally benefit the artist and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. “I strongly value what the arts offer to the community and how much more enjoyable an area is when you feel the influence of local artists. This was...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
  United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region joined thousands worldwide to promote literacy during Read Across the Globe Day on Monday, October 19, 2015. Presented by Points of Light Foundation, one of the goals of Read Across the Globe Day was to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ for the ‘most children reading with an adult in 24 hours. United Way hosted three reading events where board members and employees volunteered to read to more than 150...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
This is the third year that United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is participating in USA Today’s Make a Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of community service. United Way will be organizing and coordinating eight service projects in Dutchess and Orange Counties. Melissa Clark, United Way’s Manager of Community Mobilization and organizer of these Make A Difference Day projects sees this Day of Service as a chance for people to not only...