News

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...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Community Conversation Around Substance Abuse Prevention has been postponed from Thursday, January 4th to Thursday, January 11th, due to predicted inclement weather. The January 11th program will be held at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh from 8:30am to 1:00pm. Free and open to the public, pre-registration is requested. To register, go to www.uwdor.org/register-jan418. United Way is convening the...
Friday, December 1, 2017
In a critical situation, a family fled to safety from domestic violence with no time to pack or bring basic necessities and found themselves having to start a new household from scratch. A client of the Center of Opening Doors for Families that serves the local Latino population in Wappingers Falls, the family now has basic household necessities, including kitchen supplies, mattress pads, curtains and sheets that the Center’s representative...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region will celebrate the 26th anniversary of Make A Difference Day this year, not just for a day, but for almost an entire week, from October 24th to October 28th. The eight Make A Difference Day projects will provide people and businesses with an opportunity to volunteer to help their local communities. Hudson River Housing’s Middle Main Clean-Up project will take place on Saturday, October 28th and the public is...