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United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is responding daily to COVID-19 in our community, providing critical help as the need grows tremendously.
This week . . .
We helped ten struggling single parents trying to complete their education remain in their homes and keep their families together during this crisis.
We purchased PPE for frontline staff at MidHudson Regional Hospital.
We provided lunch for frontline staff at Cornerstone Family Healthcare and purchased PPE for their workers.
We purchased 15 Chromebooks so a local school district could ensure all students had access for distance learning.
We purchased school supplies to be provided to local students for distance learning.
We purchased PPE for mental health professionals on the frontline as well as hospice workers.
United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline received almost 9,500 COVID-19 related calls in the past eight weeks and more are received every hour.
We invite you to join us at 8:00pm on Fridays to SHINE UNITED! Light a candle, put up holiday lights, shine a light bright and show your support for everyone on the frontline battling against COVID-19.
Thank you for helping us deliver help to more than 50,000 people in Dutchess and Orange counties since March 12th. Together we are #DOCommunityStrong against COVID-19.
and we are continuing to respond to the daily needs of our community as the situation evolves.
Today we are challenged to raise $10,000 by midnight by an anonymous donor. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar. Donate now to double your impact.
There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities, including United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region and many of our community partners. The new universal tax break for charitable donations was included in the final $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law last week and will go into effect starting with the 2020 tax year. The measure grants taxpayers an above-the-line deduction for up to $300 in charitable donations given in 2020. For example, if you take the standard deduction and give $300 to charity, you will get a $300 tax break in addition to the standard deduction.