News

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, together with Walgreens, the Department of Health and Human Services, and United Way, are providing a series of community health clinic events at no-cost to make flu vaccination more accessible in underserved communities throughout the country. These organizations are working together to help deliver flu shots for uninsured and underinsured residents, and encourage preventive measures heading into the...
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region would like to share an update about the urgent supply drive it is conducting for items of need for residents of Texas, directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. First, the day of the pick-up of supplies from the Poughkeepsie office of United Way will be rescheduled and will not take place on Friday, September 8th. Once we have confirmed all logistical implications of routing and delivery with UPS Freight in...
Thursday, August 31, 2017
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is coordinating an urgent supply drive – now through Thursday, September 7th – for items of need for residents of Texas, directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Working with two Texas-based organizations, Texas Diaper Bank and Feeding Texas (to be distributed by the Houston Food Bank), United Way will collect donations at its offices in Poughkeepsie (75 Market Street) and in Newburgh (123 Grand Street). “...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
United Way's Day of Sharing program provides area nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations a chance to "shop" for necessities for their clients - for free. One Friday every quarter, United Way opens it's basement doors at 10am so that our neighbors will have bedding, household and kitchen items, men's and women's clothes as well as items for infants and children at no cost. This Day was created to help support our fight for the health...
Thursday, July 13, 2017
This summer, as many enjoy beautiful weather and vacation, others in the area are struggling to meet basic needs. United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region wants to make sure children in the community can enter the school year prepared to learn. To do this, United Way is sponsoring a school supply drive to collect new supplies to fill backpacks for area students for the upcoming school year. The goal is to help fill 1800 backpacks with school...
Friday, June 9, 2017
On Wednesday, June 21st, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will offer a free training for nonprofit professionals serving Dutchess and Orange counties that features two engaging hands-on workshops. “A Grant Writer’s ToolBox” will be held from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Marist College and will provide key tools to successfully research funding and to measure an organization's success. As space is limited, preregistration is requested. To register...
Friday, June 2, 2017
After careful deliberation of more than 70 grant applications requesting over $2 million dollars, recommendations for funding made by 200 community grant reviewer volunteers were reviewed by United Way’s Community Impact Committee and approved by the Board of Directors on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. “We are pleased to announce that United Way will support almost two thirds of the applications it received this year and will help fund 50 programs,...
Friday, June 2, 2017
Continuing its work to help improve the quality of life in Dutchess and Orange counties, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) will mobilize close to 100 volunteers for its annual Day of Action to be held June 19 – 24. Volunteer teams from United Way’s corporate partner organizations will be sent to nonprofit community partners throughout the region and will participate in a variety of activities that range from organizing food...
Thursday, May 25, 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 community partners, including nonprofit organizations, churches and schools, and invite you to join us for a Day of Sharing:    Friday, June 2nd Click...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Click here to see slide show of volunteers in action! United Way of the Dutchess-Orange region mobilized more than 200 volunteers working on 13 transformative projects throughout the region during National Volunteer Week 2017, helping to support nonprofit Community Partners and Hudson Valley communities. Part of United Way’s Days of Caring initiative, National Volunteer Week occurs annually in April and is an opportunity for corporate partners...