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Monday, November 21, 2016
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region launched its fall Book Drive for new and gently used children’s books (ages 0-8) on September 15th at the Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast. The Book Drive runs through November 15th with the goal to have 1,000 new children’s books as well as many more gently used children’s books to stock the shelves at United Way for distribution in the community for the coming year.   The community’s response has been...
Monday, November 21, 2016
Every three months, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region opens up its doors to area nonprofits as part of its Day of Sharing Program. Each Day of Sharing is held at the Poughkeepsie United Way office to support local nonprofit organizations meet their client’s basic needs through donations of new goods, including clothing, bedding, kitchen and household items. These donations are provided by businesses, including Calvin Klein, Bed Bath...
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Do you enjoy working with numbers? Have a facility with personal tax preparation and computers? Enjoy meeting people? These are just a few of the attributes that one of the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers shared as important for tax preparation volunteers. In order to be a volunteer tax preparer, you don’t have to be an accountant, but you shouldn’t fear preparing taxes online and also should have the time to attend the free tax preparation training...
Saturday, November 12, 2016
 The Orange County Fuel Fund, a partnership between Orange County Government and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, will begin to accept applications from Orange County residents who need assistance to pay a portion of their home heating expenses, but who do not qualify for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) on Monday, November 14th.  “As winter approaches, many Orange County residents are beginning to think about the reality of...
Friday, November 4, 2016
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, Dates to be Announced  Fridays, 10am - 12pm  United Way 75 Market Street...
Friday, October 28, 2016
From October 21 through October 24, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region mobilized nearly 150 dedicated and hardworking volunteers to work on eight community projects for the 25th annual Make A Difference Day, a world-wide day of service held in order for members of the community to volunteer at their local nonprofit organizations. The volunteers contributed a total of 730 hours for a total estimated economic impact of $19,607.80. Aside...
Monday, September 26, 2016
The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region a grant for $5,000. The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation’s grant will support United Way’s Early Education Coalition program, which aims to fight the low levels of childhood literacy in Dutchess and Orange counties by collaborating with other nonprofits, businesses, public sector agencies and community members to share resources, develop best...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will be kicking off the 2016 Campaign for the Common Good on Thursday, September 15th. United Way President & CEO Jeannie Montano noted that, “We’ll be celebrating our community and its leaders and will learn how we can continue to make positive change through support of United Way and its initiatives.” She went on to state that with the continued support of the community, “United Way helps more than...
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Mayor Judy Kennedy of the City of Newburgh selected United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region to be the coordinating and convening organization for the city’s poverty reduction initiative funded through New York State’s $1,000,000 Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI). Newburgh is one of sixteen communities statewide that was selected to participate in this initiative, with the stated goal to: “work together to develop and execute an...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
On Friday, June 3rd United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region received a call from the school nurse at a local elementary school. She wanted to know if we could help (or find someone to help) provide the very basic necessities for some of the students there. She said that many of the children did not have underwear or socks and while she had some on hand during the school year (that she purchased herself), she hoped that the children would be...