HYDE PARK, NY - To help ensure students and teachers have a successful school year, Senator Serino announced today that her Hyde Park District Office will be serving as an additional collection site for the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Annual ‘Back-to-School’ Drive. Donations will be accepted from Thursday, August 4, 2022, until Thursday, August 18, 2022.

“With prices continuing to rise as families begin planning for the upcoming school year, we want to do all that we can to make sure students, parents and teachers have the supplies and tools they will need to succeed,” said Senator Sue Serino. “I cannot thank the United Way enough for once again hosting their annual ‘back-to-school drive’ to help set students up for success in the classroom while providing relief for families who may be struggling to make ends meet, and I hope that our neighbors will join us in supporting this important cause.”

Needed item include:

·      Backpacks

·      Ballpoint pens

·      Calculators

·      Children’s scissors

·      Colored pencils

·      Crayons

·      Disinfectant wipes

·      Erasers

·      Glue bottles

·      Glue sticks

·      Hand sanitizer

·      Headphones

·      Index cards

·      Loose leaf paper

·      Lunch boxes

·      Markers

·      Pencil cases

·      Pencil sharpeners

·      Pencils

·      Planners

·      Rulers

·      Spiral notebooks

·      Tissues

Those interested in donating items can do so by delivering them to Senator Serino’s Hyde Park Office (4254 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For more information, please call Senator Serino’s Hyde Park Office at 845-229-0106 or email

To learn more about the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region’s Back-to-School Drive, click here. Donations can also be delivered directly to the United Way Office (75 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601) and individuals can coordinate a drop-off time by calling Rebecca Lull at 845-471-1900 ext. 3113 or by emailing

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