Community Organization Annualized Support Programs

The Dutchess County Dental Society has a mission to be responsible citizens of our community. There are many worthwhile organizations that provide service to our community and each year we review requests for help from such organizations and we explore opportunities that arise from our own internal dialogue. We attempt to choose wisely in using our resources to help as many organizations as we can.

The guidelines for choosing an organization for support are: 1. Programs should operate as calendar year items. 2. Support should be directed at organizations in preference to individual recipients. 3. Efforts should be made to avoid creating an annual expectation by such organizations. 4. The organizations selected should have worthwhile impact and focus on the quality of life for Dutchess County people, rather than being part of a national charitable effort. 5. The support should benefit a range of people rather than primarily a small number of individuals.

In recent years we have made significant economic contributions to the Lunch Box Program and Food Pantry Program of Dutchess County Outreach, Grace Smith House, Hospice Foundation, Hudson River Housing, the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Family Services, Inc., and the Dutchess County Community Action Partnership.

Our most recent contributions went to the following organizations: 

 

The Grace Smith House - $500

Provides shelter and assistance for battered women and their children.

Dutchess Outreach - $500

Provides assistance to people of Dutchess County who have little or no income and need help in obtaining basic needs.

Hudson River House - $500

Provides housing for the homeless of Dutchess County. 

Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation - $250

Provides care and support for terminally ill patients and their families. 

Mental Health of America of Dutchess County - $250

Provides mental health services for residents of Dutchess County

Greystone Programs, INC - $250

Provides care and services for autistic children and their families. 

House of Hope - $250

Provides shelter and assistance for battered women and their children.