This summer as many of us enjoy a great vacation, other families in our area are struggling to put food on the table and meet basic needs. Many of them have young children and we'd like to help them be prepared to learn as they start kindergarten.
How? We're hoping to provide backpacks and school supplies directly to schools in Dutchess & Orange counties to distribute for children who need some help to succeed.
What can you do? Please donate or start a drive for new school supplies at your business or civic organization. Items that are needed include backpacks, lunch boxes, crayons, pencils and erasers, markers, glue, child-safe scissors, pocket folders, and notebooks (see flyer for complete list). Donations can be dropped off at United Way's Poughkeepsie Office from August 1 to August 24 (Mon - Thurs from 9am - 5pm, Fri 9am - 4pm).
If you'd prefer to shop yourself on Amazon, here's a link to our wish list.
Your donation will go towards the purchase of backpacks and school supplies.
Click here to download the flyer as a printable PDF.
Thank you for supporting the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region.