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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...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
With tax season on the horizon, Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Tax-Aide are looking for volunteers for free tax preparation program. These volunteers will provide tax preparation assistance as well as fill other positons that help low to moderate income families, individuals and seniors in Orange and Dutchess counties. Last year, 7,728 individuals in Dutchess and Orange counties received free tax preparation with the amount tax refunds...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
For the 35th year, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and the Poughkeepsie Journal support nonprofits serving Dutchess County residents through the Holiday Helping Hand program. In 1982, United Way collected money for holiday dinners and in 1983, Bill Pukmel, managing editor at the Poughkeepsie Journal, decided to join forces to help expand the program. With the Poughkeepsie Journal’s help, they raised $13,000. Each year, funds raised...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force is hosting a “Report Out” information session about its work this past year, on Thursday, September 21 from 6:00 – 9:00pm at The Ritz Theater Lobby (111 Broadway, Newburgh).    “We’re inviting all City of Newburgh residents to attend this informational “Report Out” to the community,” remarked United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Rae Leiner, Director of the Anti-Poverty Initiative. “We’ve set up a fun...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
On Thursday, September 14th a capacity crowd filled The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel to join United Way in the beginning of its celebration of 80 years of creating positive change in the community. United Way recognized two men as this year’s Community Champions, John O’Shea, Chairman of the Board of Marshall & Sterling Insurance, and John Rath, First Senior Vice President and Group Manager of Lakeland Bank. Nonprofit Executive Directors,...
Monday, October 16, 2017
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 our nonprofit community partners and invite you to join us for a Day of Sharing:    Fridays, September 2nd & December 2nd, 2016 and March 3rd & June 2nd,...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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