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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 Poughkeepsie...
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...
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, serving Dutchess and Orange counties, says area residents should add the free confidential Hudson Valley Region 2-1-1 helpline to their list of critical phone numbers as Hurricane Sandy approaches. The line is available 24 hours a day during the storm crisis and immediate aftermath. Assistance for the hearing impaired is available as well via TTY. In areas where 2-1-1 cannot be dialed, residents can call...
Friday, October 19, 2012
Orange County residents who need help to pay their home heating expenses but don’t qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can now apply online to participate in the Orange County Fuel Fund. Residents can apply for a one-time 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 residents and range from $625 to $1,...
Monday, October 8, 2012
Love purses? Then the Women’s Leadership Fund, an initiative of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, has an event for you! It’s the annual Power of the Purse benefit set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Powelton Club in Newburgh. The fundraiser includes silent and live auctions featuring new and vintage designer purses, music and food. Monies raised at the Power of the Purse event go toward annual grants to nonprofit organizations that...
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
 United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region celebrated United Way Day on Sept. 21 as it launched the Campaign for the Common Good at a breakfast event in Beacon’s Riverfront Park with more than 225 attendees from throughout the community. United Way Day began with a formal declaration from County Executives Marc Molinaro of Dutchess and Ed Diana of Orange. Presenting the declaration to United Way were Chair of the Dutchess County Legislature Rob...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Volunteers are needed in Dutchess and Orange Counties by the Hudson Valley CASH Coalition to be tax preparers and to work as greeters and program facilitators during the upcoming 2013 tax season. Volunteer tax preparers will be trained to assist low-income working families, individuals and seniors with free tax preparation services in the CASH Coalition and AARP Tax-Aide sponsored community program in more than 40 locations in Dutchess and...
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Four Orange County nonprofit organizations have received a total of $24,695 in grants from the Women’s Leadership Fund, an initiative of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. The grants were awarded for projects designed to promote women’s financial stability and independence and/or opportunities for women and girls. They mark the WLF’s fourth year of funding nonprofits with a one-year grant cycle that is subject to review and funding...