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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Please call first to confirm.  Food Pantry/Soup Kitchen Information for Orange County New York (Updated 3/18/2020) HONOR: 38 Seward Avenue, Middletown, NY 10940. Contact number: 845-343-7115.  They are taking calls from 10am-11am Monday through Friday and curb site pick up from 2pm-3pm. Due to them experiencing a higher call volume they ask for callers to remain patient as all calls will be tended to and/or returned. Easter Seals: 88 East Main...
Monday, March 23, 2020
Below is a listing of job opportunities we have received from our partners. Please note that we aer not responsible for the information and jobs may be filled. But at the time of posting on the site they are valid.  New York State Department of Labor Senior Employment Security Clerk (PDF)   C&S Wholesale Grocers (Chester & Newburgh, NY)C&S is hiring for the permanent-position of Warehouse Selector locally at both their Chester and...
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
We are Dutchess Orange Community Strong #DOCommunityStrong.  Click on the links below to go section of interest: Government COVID-19 Updates   2-1-1 Helpline  •  Click here to Add Resource  •   Business Resources •  Childcare for Essential Personnel  •  Crisis Support • Donate • Employment Opportunities,  & Unemployment Insurance • Facebook Group •  Food Pantries and Meal Delivery  •  Grants for Specific Workers Impacted by COVID  •  Health...
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
United Way has established the Dutchess Orange Community Strong Fund for families impacted by COVID-19. For more information, click here.  United Way is compiling a list of community resources available for families during the COVID-19 crisis. During the COVID-19 crisis, United Way's offices are closed to visitors. Please email info@uwdor.org.  The continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within our region reminds us of our collective...
Monday, January 27, 2020
The Dyson Foundation has awarded a significant grant to United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. This grant is being made to support the United Way’s general operations. The Foundation is one of the few who offers unrestricted giving and supports projects that are less visible but integral to our community work. In addition, for a second year, the Dyson Foundation is supporting our Louis Greenspan Children’s Corner with a grant that will allow...
Friday, January 24, 2020
It’s time to grab your team and start training for the FUNdraiser of the season. Yes, Pull the Plane is back!!! Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 13th at New York Stewart International Airport. Last year, 20 teams competed to pull a 757 the fastest for 12 feet at New York Stewart International Airport. Here’s your chance to claim bragging rights and pull a plane too! It’s easy to join Pull the Plane. You can sign up as an individual and be...
Friday, January 24, 2020
Join United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region for the sixth annual Celebration of Service on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. This year we will be honoring Adams Fairacre Farms with the Distinguished Leadership Award for their dedicated support of our community. The evening will feature a fabulous cocktail hour, silent & live auction, entertainment, awards and more! Last year, we were sold-out, so make sure to get...
Friday, January 24, 2020
On September 6, 2019 at 10am, our basement doors opened for the first Day of Sharing following the almost $200,000 renovation, funded in part through a grant from New York State Dormitory Authority through the office of Sen. Sue Serino and, in part, through an in-kind donation from RL Baxter Building Corp. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Day of Sharing, it is like our shop for our community partners to find basic necessities for their...
Friday, January 24, 2020
With the start of 2020, about half of our 2019 United Way Workplace Campaigns have wrapped up. The campaign envelopes with pledges are being dropped off daily at our office and Employee Campaign Managers and United Way campaign staff are eagerly tallying the results. Soon we’ll be focusing on our great spring campaigns just as the first daffodils bloom. For every dollar employees donate, these champions help families thrive, prevent homelessness...
Friday, January 24, 2020
Have you recently retired and want to continue to contribute to your former organization’s workplace campaign or make a difference by volunteering? If so, please email Elizabeth Manning at emanning@uwdor.org and learn about ways you can continue to support United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. We are currently seeking volunteers for various opportunities within our organization, with roles ranging from two hours a week to once a quarter. You...