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LOVEforward” is an evening of celebration, dedication and recognition.

Monday, October 23   6 pm
Locust Grove Estate - Poughkeepsie

2023 Honorary Event Chair – Mr. Lou Lewis

The Rabbi Erwin Zimet Humanitarian Award
Reverend Dr. Jesse V. Bottoms, Jr. – Beulah Baptist Church
The Legacy Award
Vassar Temple
The Interfaith Music-Maker Award
Tamara Bond-Williams
The Interfaith Community Spirit Award
Mid Hudson Islamic Association


Sponsorship information.

Or contact John McKenna,

The Warm Welcoming Project –
A Coat and Boot Drive to Aid Asylum Seekers

Sponsored by the Dutchess County Interfaith Council

Winter boot clipart ยป Clipart Station    

Who are we helping…
60 men were bussed from NYC and arrived in mid-May at the Red Roof Inn in Poughkeepsie with little or no belongings. They are doctors, cooks, an electrician, an x-ray technician, college students, an air traffic controller, an anesthesiologist, landscapers, builders, all searching for a better life. They come from Senegal, Venezuela, Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Columbia, and Mauritania, fleeing situations oppressive enough for them to be deemed asylum seekers, pursuing the status of “refugee” so they might legally settle in the U.S.

What they need: many of these men have never experienced winter!!!
New or slightly used/clean winter jackets: (sizes Men’s medium and large)
Work boots – Steel toed for construction work - Sizes 9, 9.5, 10, & 10.5
Winter boots – Sizes 9, 9.5, 10, & 10.5
We appreciate your efforts, but we are unable to accept children’s or women’s clothing at this time.

When: October 1st through Oct. 21st

HOW: You may drop items off at the following places where they will be picked up and distributed
First Congregational United Church of Christ - 269 Mill St, Poughkeepsie
DROP OFF location - box in narthex of church as you enter sanctuary
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:30-2:30 – Call when you arrive (845) 454-2960
Freedom Plains United Presbyterian Church  1168 State Rte 55, Lagrangeville
DROP OFF location –in box at front of new building
HOURS:  between 9 and 2 Monday through Friday

 The Reformed Church of Poughkeepsie – 70 Hooker Avenue
DROP Off Location – Box in tower entrance, located on Hanscom Avenue, across street from Bartlett Park –
workdays Monday through Friday

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church – 31 Willow St, Beacon
DROP OFF location: box at back of church
Hours: daily between 8 and 4:30

Prefer to make a monetary donation……….

Online – Go to Grannies Respond
In the Comment section of your donation write Reunite Migrant Families

 – Make payable to Grannies Respond with RMF Coat Drive in memo. 
Send to Val Carlisle, 83 Mountain Road, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”-

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48th Interfaith Music Festival and
2023 Race Amity Day Celebration, June 11, 2023

Got Food? Need Food? 

      CLICK HERE for Food Pantry and Meal Program information.

Dutchess County
Interfaith Council, Inc.

9 Vassar Street 
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Dutchess County Interfaith Council, inc. is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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