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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,...
Monday, February 11, 2013
The Hudson Valley CASH Coalition kicked off its annual effort to aid low and middle income workers in Dutchess County file their 2012 taxes and apply for Earned Income Tax Credits on Jan. 31 during a press conference at its Poughkeepsie Plaza tax preparation site. The Coalition is taking part in the annual IRS nationwide effort to build EITC awareness and bring information to the millions of workers in the U.S. who will qualify for the credit...
Monday, February 11, 2013
Nine Dutchess and Orange nonprofit organizations were recipients of 1,400 books collected by Young Leaders United, an initiative of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region in a book drive to aid the local agencies that didn't have enough books for children in their programs. The YLU members enlisted six organizations including Riverside Bank’s Poughkeepsie office, F.D. Roosevelt High School, East Fishkill Town Hall, Precision Pipeline Solutions...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Young Leaders collected toys for children from infant age to 12-years-old during its Holiday Happy Hour Dec. 6 at Cosimo’s Trattoria in Poughkeepsie. More than 30 attendees at YLU’s 3rd annual event donated toys and cash to buy additional toys that will make the holidays brighter for 86 children attending the Community Development Center’s programs. The nonprofit provides day care to after school...
Monday, December 3, 2012
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Young Leaders are asking the community to donate toys for children from infant age to 12-years-old during its 3rd annual Holiday Happy Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6 at Cosimo’s Trattoria, 120 Delafield St., Poughkeepsie. Admission to the event for anyone in the community is an unwrapped toy or cash for toy purchases. Donated toys will be delivered to the Community Family Development Center in...
Monday, November 19, 2012
Home heating help grants for Orange County residents who need help to pay their home heating expenses but don’t qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) will be available beginning Nov. 19. 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 depend on the type of heating fuel used by...