United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region

Denise Callaghan & Jean Hessler

Denise and Jean are longtime members of our First Congregational United Church of Christ in Poughkeepsie. They lead a special initiative called Sharing Saturday, where our church opens its doors on the first Saturday of each month. They provide meals, clothing, toiletries, and more to those in need, all thanks to donations and volunteers.

For five years, Denise and Jean have driven this project, extending help beyond material things. They've supported homeless individuals, distributed bagged lunches, and aimed to aid local asylum seekers with essentials. Their kindness goes beyond actions – they offer words of encouragement and hugs to anyone in need. Their positive impact touches not only the most vulnerable but everyone they meet. Denise and Jean's commitment to making a difference is truly inspiring.

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