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Thursday, July 11, 2013
Charles Freni, a Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation Senior Vice President and veteran community leader, has been named chair of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s 2013 Workplace Campaign. The annual workplace campaign initiative, which kicks off in September, raises funds for United Way’s Community Fund that addresses critical community needs in the areas of education, income, health, and crisis intervention. Freni, who served...
Monday, July 8, 2013
36 volunteers from eight local businesses and organizations participated in United Way’s Day of Action on June 21. Volunteers spruced up the YMCA of Dutchess & Eastern Orange’s Camp Robbins in Walden and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center as part of its effort to support education and ongoing learning throughout the summer.   Earlier in the week, United Way staff visited the 2nd and 3rd grade students at Gov. George Clinton Elementary School...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, a provider of free prescription drug discount cards, report that 10,514 area residents have saved $998,638 on their medications since 2006 through the use of cards. FamilyWize essentially acts like a huge consumer group buying service for the uninsured and underinsured. The discounts and savings on medications are given voluntarily by the more than 61,000...
Friday, April 19, 2013
The generosity of four retailers – Bed, Bath & Beyond of Newburgh and Woodbury Commons Outlet stores of Calvin Klein, Van Heusen, and Izod, provided 18 Dutchess and Orange County nonprofits with clothing and housewares for their clients distributed during United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s two Days of Sharing. Fifty cartons containing 2,000 articles of clothing and accessories from the three retail outlets and housewares with a total...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Pine Bush 6th grader takes 2nd place, Gardnertown 5th grader wins 3rd in logo contest for June 9 fundraiser at Orange County Fairgrounds   Henry Litsky, a sixth grader at Van Wyck Junior High School in Wappingers Falls, won 1st prize in the logo design contest for the annual Touch-A-Truck to be held June 9 at the Orange County Fairgrounds as a fundraiser for United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Family-friendly Touch-A-Truck will feature...
Monday, March 18, 2013
More than 400 Orange County residents are warmer this winter thanks to donors who dropped off coats at various locations late last year that were then collected at Guardian Self-Storage units in the county. The coats were distributed recently by United Way of the Dutchess-Orange to 13 Orange County nonprofits for final distribution to the needy. United Way partners with Guardian Self-Storage in its annual coat drive to ensure that community...
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Orange County residents who need help paying their home heating expenses but do not qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) have a deadline of March 22 to file their Orange County Fuel Fund applications. Residents can apply online for a one-time Orange County Fuel Fund grant for help to pay all types of home heating including kerosene, propane, oil, pellets, wood and electric heat.Grant amounts vary depending upon the type of...
Friday, March 1, 2013
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Annual Campaign video was named the winner of a Bronze Award in the 34th Annual Telly Awards in the nonprofit fundraising category. The video was produced by a production team made up of Ellenbogen Group Inc. of Kingston, Toolbelt Media Inc. of Hopewell Junction and D/J Brush Associates of Poughkeepsie. The video was shot by award-winning cinematographer Zoltan David. The Telly Awards, founded in 1979...
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A unique collaboration of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and Orange County has resulted in $40,000 being made available in much needed funding to feed local residents. This is the second year that each partner in the collaboration has donated $20,000. Individuals, families and seniors served through food programs at Grace Episcopal Church’s Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen in Middletown, Port Jervis Corps of the Salvation Army’s soup...
Friday, February 15, 2013
 ALBANY, NY (02/12/2013)(readMedia)-- Supporters of 2-1-1 helplines celebrated February 11 - as 2-1-1 Day in Albany marked by a Proclamation issued by Governor Cuomo (attached) and visits to legislative offices. 2-1-1 had a busy year in 2012, handling 2.43 million calls and helping others get help through almost 14 million web searches of 2-1-1's regional public web sites. The top requests were for help with consumer services, basic needs,...