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 - Provides shelter and assistance for battered women and their children.

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

Hudson River Housing - Provides for housing and support for homeless and at-risk adults, youths, and families.

Arc of Dutchess - Provides for the needs of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Miles for Hope - Provides financial and emotional support and counseling for woment with breast cancer.

Here are some of the thank you notes we received!