An initiative coordinated by United Way to provide free tax preparation to low-wage workers in order to increase their access to the Earned Income Tax Credit, and other tax credits for which they are eligible. Volunteer tax preparers, certified by the IRS, provide confidential, high quality service. To schedule an appointment, or volunteer, contact the United Way at 845-331-4199. To file your taxes online: www.myfreetaxes.com.
Day of Caring
Teams of volunteers from local businesses and service organizations join together to complete community service projects at local non-profit organizations. For more information, Click Here!
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Work with local emergency service providers to allocate federal funds to support emergency housing, utility, and food needs of local residents.
FamilyWize Discount Prescription Drug Card Program
Market and disseminate discount prescription drug cards that save approximately 52% (or $34) on prescription drug costs for local employees and residents.
Fuel Oil Donation Program
In a partnership with local fuel oil companies, United Way coordinates the distribution of donated fuel oil to local residents in need.
Hudson Valley 211
Telephone and web-based service sponsored by regional United Way coalition providing information on over 2,000 programs and services that help people in Ulster County. For those with digital phone service, dial (800) 899-1479. For more information, visit www.hudson211.org.
Public Policy Advocacy
Working with funded agencies and United Way colleagues we advocate for the passage of public policies that will improve the quality of life for consumers, and increase consumer self-sufficiency.
Raising HOPE is a volunteer-driven women’s initiative, started by United Way, with the goal of providing Help, Opportunity, Passion, and Empowerment to women in Ulster County through the development of special projects. For more information on Raising HOPE, visit www.raisinghopeulster.org.
Mentee-Mentor application 2015.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Work with local post offices to coordinate food distribution to food pantries throughout Ulster County.
Ulster County Disaster Response & Recovery Committee
In response to weather-related disasters, United Way brings together representatives from government, non-profit, faith-based, and private sectors to address the needs of disaster victims. In its role as convener and facilitator, United Way provides administrative and marketing support, funds, and human resources as necessary and appropriate. For more information, contact Stacey Rein, President, United Way of Ulster County.