Back-to-School Drive 2022

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    Back-to-school season can be a stressful time for many parents in our community. The cost of needed supplies can present a challenge for families who are struggling to make ends meet. This is an even greater obstacle for those experiencing homelessness. With prices increasing all around this year, these families need our help now more than ever.

    In response to this need, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is hosting our annual Back-to-School drive to help students in our community. We need your help! Together we can ensure that students living in local homeless shelters have backpacks and supplies for the upcoming school year.

    There are a few ways to get involved:

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    To ensure supplies are available for distribution before the start of the school year, all monetary and physical donations are requested by August 19.

    Physical donations can be dropped off at:

    • United Way’s office (75 Market St, Poughkeepsie)
    • Orange County Chamber of Commerce's office (924 Homestead Ave, Maybrook)
    • Senator Sue Serino's office (4254 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park)
    • Allstate (6811 Route 9, Suite 9, Rhinebeck, NY)

    TEG Federal Credit Union locations

    • 4282 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park
    • 140 Crystal Run Rd, Middletown
    • 16 North Plank Rd, Newburgh
    • 11 Marist Dr, Poughkeepsie
    • 1 Commerce St, Poughkeepsie
    • 2540 Route 55, Poughquag
    • 900 Route 376, Wappingers Falls
    • 1145 Route 9, Wappingers Falls

    Suitable educational tools are a key part of a child’s success in school, and no child should suffer academically because of their family’s financial situation. With your support, we can help so many students in our community start off the school year strong!

    Thank you for your support of United Way and our community. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Rebecca Lull at 845-471-1900 ext 3113 or [email protected].

    Thank you to our sponsors!




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