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Monday, April 16, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is proud to celebrate National Volunteer Week 2018 as part of its annual Days of Caring initiative. This year United Way’s National Volunteer Week, taking place now through April 21st, offers a variety of opportunities in the Hudson Valley to volunteer and support the community with 13 projects across Dutchess and Orange counties and 17 corporate teams attending. United Way’s Days of Caring are sponsored...
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Reminder, this Friday, March 9th, is United Way's DAY OF SHARING and the newly expanded Children's Corner will be open. Thanks to Toys R Us Middletown's recent donation, there is a wide selection of toys and children's supplies, in addition to children's clothe, hygiene items, books, and more. We are excited to share these generous donations with representatives of nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and schools serving the...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
First workshop on April 5 will focus on how to prevent identity theft and avoid becoming a victim of scams and fraud. Did you know that millennials are falling victim to scams more often than their grandparents? Millennials reported 40% of money lost to fraud versus 18% for ages 70 and above. Only nine percent of those who reported fraud actually lost money, “but that 9% reported an aggregate loss of $290 million and a $720 median loss,”...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is offering an exciting new opportunity for veterans and military families. The Community Heroes Project is a training program structured to guide service members and their families in further developing the leadership skills they already have and utilizing those skills to address some of the most pressing issues in our community. The Community Heroes Project serves as a bridge to help veterans and...
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Toys R Us of Middletown donated United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region more than 75 boxes of toys to United Way’s The Children’s Corner for its next Day of Sharing on Friday, March 9th. These toys and children’s items are among the many items available for representatives of nonprofits, faith-based organizations and schools to choose from for their clients. The doors to Day of Sharing open at 10am and close at noon at United Way’s Poughkeepsie...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomes Javier Gomez as an ESPRI VISTA for the City of Newburgh’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, through AmeriCorps VISTA. Javier will focus on narrowing the poverty gap in Newburgh during his year-long appointment. Javier grew up in Wappinger’s Falls and attended SUNY Albany for his freshman year; he then transferred to Marist College to finish his BA in Political Science, with a minor in...
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region welcomes Jazmin Awada as the Community Building VISTA for AmeriCorps, through United Way’s national network. During her year-long service position, she will focus on economic mobility within the community. “My goal is to help expand and enhance financial literacy programs and Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition’s free tax-preparation programs in the community,” explained Jazmin. “In addition to this, I also will...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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 representatives of nonprofit organizations, faith-based organizations and schools serving the communities of Dutchess and Orange counties. We invite you to join...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
ESPRI Newburgh will host monthly meetings, beginning next Monday, January 29th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm at 87 Ann Street to gather community-minded people living and / or working in the City of Newburgh impacted by poverty in an effort to discuss challenges and plans to help support the needs of all Newburgh residents. “We’re inviting all City of Newburgh residents to attend these monthly meetings,” remarked United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’...
Friday, January 5, 2018
  Hudson Valley CASH Coalition Dutchess and Orange Counties of New York State Members: AARP Tax-Aide, Catholic Charities, Cornell Cooperative Extension, DC Community Action Partnership, North East Community Center, United States Internal Revenue Service, and United Way Free Tax Preparation Service for Tax Year 2015 Since 2004, the coalition has been providing free federal and state tax preparation services, along with education and other...