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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...
Friday, January 24, 2020
We have a matching gift from an anonymous donor for our College Student Emergency Fund that helps local students who are at risk of dropping out due to a financial crisis. YOUR gift today to help a student in need will be matched if we can raise $10,000 this spring semester. Your tax-deductible donation Provides college students with access to food Helps homeless students find housing Supports college students’ transportation and child care...
Friday, January 24, 2020
Have you recently retired and want to continue to contribute to your former organization’s workplace campaign or make a difference by volunteering? If so, please email Elizabeth Manning at emanning@uwdor.org and learn about ways you can continue to support United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. We are currently seeking volunteers for various opportunities within our organization, with roles ranging from two hours a week to once a quarter. You...
Friday, January 24, 2020
“I learned that last year we had an accuracy percentage of almost 99 percent,” remarked Richard Robillard, a veteran volunteer for the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Mr. Robillard, the coordinator for the Chester tax preparation location and instructor for volunteers, has been volunteering as a tax preparer for 9 years. This year, there are more than 25 new volunteers in Orange County, who’ll be putting their training...
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Happy Halloween from YOUR United Way! As kids and adults celebrate tonight, remember to stay safe while enjoying this spooky evening.  TRICK OR TREAT & STAY SAFE As young goblins and superheroes prepare to hit the neighborhood, here are some tips their adult family members may find useful: Make sure the Trick-or-Treat route is planned carefully with an adult family member or friend accompanying children as the small goblins and super heroes...