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Friday, January 27, 2017
If you are one of the many Hudson Valley residents who need help with your tax return, FREE tax preparation once again is available from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s IRS trained and certified volunteers through the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition. With the addition of several new tax preparation sites in Dutchess and Orange Counties last year, 7,655 residents of Dutchess and Orange Counties (an increase of more than 500 individuals) received help...
Friday, January 27, 2017
More than 180 participants, who are struggling to make ends, chose to spend their Saturday discussing the needs of their community and how to improve the City of Newburgh, both for them and their families. The Community Listening Session, “Speak to Change,” sponsored by the Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force and United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, was held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. “I had no idea that in discussing my homelessness...
Friday, December 23, 2016
If you are a Newburgh resident struggling to make ends meet, we want to hear your ideas for the future of Newburgh. The Newburgh Anti-Poverty Task Force is hosting a community listening session on Saturday, January 21st from 11am to 5pm. The listening session, “Speak to Change,” will be held in at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center (321 William Street, Newburgh).  The Anti-Poverty Initiative will use the information from the listening session to...
Monday, December 19, 2016
United Way of the Orange-Dutchess Region will be hosting a Community Conversation Around Veterans’ Needs on Wednesday, January 4th, from 10:00am – 1:30pm at Dutchess Community College, Room 101 (53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie). Come let your voice be heard as community leaders, local citizens, and veterans discuss these important community issues and how to ensure our veterans receive the services they deserve. Admission is free, but...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
“As many of us are planning for our holidays, some of our neighbors are struggling to just take care of the necessities,” noted Kimberly Kochem, Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. “Yesterday I received a call from a teacher at a local preschool. She said that many of the children she teaches are unprepared for the cold weather and while they might have jackets, many do not have snow pants or boots....
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Young Leaders United (YLU) of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is hosting its annual Holiday Happy Hour on December 15th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at Mill House Brewing Company (289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie, 2nd Floor). This annual gathering celebrates Young Leaders United; an affiliate group of United Way composed of philanthropic community leaders aged 18 – 40, who work on service projects and community outreach throughout the year. Young...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Who is A.L.I.C.E.? Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed   DUTCHESS AND ORANGE COUNTIES ALICE SURVIVAL BUDGET  
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...