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Wednesday, October 27, 2021
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  • Apply for Free Rides to and from Covid Vaccines •  Business Resources •  Childcare for Essential Personnel  •  Crisis Support • Donate • Employment Opportunities,  & Unemployment Insurance • Facebook Group •  Farmers' Markets •  Finances • Food Pantries...
Saturday, September 11, 2021
September 11, 2021, is the 20th anniversary of a tragic day in our nation’s history.  Every September 11, we pay tribute to those killed and injured, the first responders, and countless others who served to defend our freedom through a National Day of Service and Remembrance.  This year your volunteer efforts are needed more than ever.  United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is honoring 9/11 Remembrance Day throughout the month, offering...
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Free Holiday Virtual Zoom Backgrounds  Thank you for your support of United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region. Please click on the links below to download and use these Virtual Holiday Zoom backgrounds as our small gift to you.  Click here for instructions to add virtual backgrounds to Zoom. Download 1920 X 1080 Zoom Image  Download 756 X 1008 Mobile Background  Download 1920 X 1080 Zoom Image  Download 756 X 1008 Mobile Background  Download...
Friday, August 21, 2020
While many students and teachers might be itching to get back to the classroom and regain a sense of normalcy, it looks like online classes will be here to stay a little longer as many area school systems are choosing to start classes online this fall.  Student engagement is always a huge problem for teachers, but the era of distance learning has made this task significantly harder. These days, teachers are now competing with spotty internet...
Friday, July 17, 2020
I love sharing my joy of reading with kids and watching their eyes light up when I read something they can relate to, or hearing them laugh at funny stories. My hope is that after reading, kids are inspired to use their imaginations to write or tell their own stories. —Dana O’NeillCentral Hudson Gas & Electric Corp      
Thursday, July 16, 2020
A few years ago I was invited to review grant proposals for the United Way of Dutchess & Orange Region. I said “yes,” because I rarely say no. I could tell there was some technicalities involved but I, typically, waited until much too late to figure it out and spent two nearly sleepless nights. If you should be asked to review UWDOR grants, read the instructions and follow them! Your life will be so much easier.   Nonetheless, I struggled...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
It's not too late. You can still be counted.   Complete the 2020 Census to ensure our communities receive the federal aid, grants and support they are entitled to by your participation in the census. All information collected by the Census Bureau is confidential and protected under law.   Some local communities that have "hard to count" areas are sharing direct links and information. City of Middletown City of Newburgh City of Poughkeepsie...
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  The Declaration of Independence   Happy Fourth of July from YOUR United Way!   Enjoy the celebrations in your community! Dutchess County Goes Renegade (7/4) Orange County Freedom Fest (7/18)   Please note that our office will be closed...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Thanks to your support, since March 12th we have helped 46,340 of our neighbors and friends during this crisis:  We’ve helped provide food for 31,110 struggling individuals and families in Dutchess and Orange Counties since March 12th. We’ve helped 2,432 students: • We provided food for 2,000 elementary school students and their families. • We provided food for 375 struggling single parents who are college students. • We prevented...

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