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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...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
United Way’s Day of Action provides opportunities for volunteers, donors and advocates to be part of solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. If you want to change lives and communities, stand with United Way by joining us for one of our Day of Action efforts.  Write an encouraging note to a community member! United Way will be providing free financial literacy toolkits at meal distribution sites throughout our region,...
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 •  Farmers' Markets •  Food Pantries and Meal Delivery  •  Grants for Specific Workers Impacted...
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...