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Our Community Voice


June 2016


Summer KickstART for Resident Children
young white child experimenting with brightly colored paints Starting July 1, RUPCO is hosting two creative programs for resident children. Lace Mill Kids is open to children ages 3-5 who live at the midtown Kingston community. The program meets Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to noon. A second program, Woodstock Commons Kids, is geared towards children ages 5-13 who live at the intergenerational campus. This session meets from 2-5pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Summer Program Coordinator Jara Childs oversees both free programs which run four weeks through the end of July. To register or for more information, email Program Services Supervisor Kim Mapes or call (845) 331-2140 ext. 307.  
Online Orientation Videos for First-time Homebuyers
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No need to find a babysitter, take a night off work, or wrestle your partner to another meeting. RUPCO now offers first-time homebuyers the ease and convenience of taking our one-hour in-person orientation class ONLINE. That's right, watch the six short videos, 35 minutes total, at home, at the bus stop, or on your lunch hour. When you're done, simply contact our HomeOwnership Center to get started on your journey to owning your own home. Register for access to the online orientation video series here or call the HomeOwnership Center at (845) 331-9860 to attend the one-hour in-person orientation (to be held on July 6 and again on July 18).
Sip & Paint Fundraiser Benefits Kids Art
flyer for RUPCO Sip _ Paint fundraiser at Red Lobster DATE:  Thursday, June 30, 7pm
LOCATION: Red Lobster, 1 Miron Lane, Kingston
COST: $45 with a portion of proceeds benefiting RUPCO programs and services

Interested in supporting the children's summer art programs mentioned above? First, donate art materials or sponsorship checks to cover supplies. Second, bring a friend to Red Lobster on Thursday night and "sip & paint" a donation into play. Store Manager Allison Broker is throwing a Vine VanGogh fundraiser for RUPCO and you're invited. If you like to paint (or have no talent whatsoever), come by for a glass of wine (or seltzer) and give it a whirl. Purchase tickets online at Share a few laughs and your creative spark to help local kids do the same.
Sponsorship Goes a Long Way
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  M_T Bank green logo
People-in-need depend on our services and programs year-round. Help us meet that need by adding your business to RUPCO's Corporate Sponsor Matrix. Simply complete and return this form with your check or contact the Resource Development Office.
(845) 331-2140 x276
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Rhinebeck Bank bloack and blue logo with blue waves
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union logo with blue and green hills
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Duncan & Duncan Associates

Jeff Lowe Plumbing Heating & AC

Ulster County Board of Realtors

35 Years of Impact
RUPCO 35th Anniversary logo purple background with white houses & people RUPCO got its start back in October 1981. Since then, we've touched a lot of lives. What's been your experience with RUPCO? Your story is our story ~ we want to know! How did you work with RUPCO over the years? Did we help you buy your first home? Did you save money by creating an energy-efficient home? Is life more manageable for you and your family because of one of our programs? Share your story, long or short, with Communications Director Tara Collins (845) 331-2140 x276. Pictures are good too!

Spotlight on...
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Find out what's up at The Lace Mill - subscribe to the events email newsletter and receive updates on upcoming exhibits, jam sessions, artist shows -- creative placemaking happening in Kingston's Midtown Arts District.
plants in garden of Steve S.
Steve S. shares his story about struggling to find a home snd serenity with the help of RUPCO's HOPWA program. In 1998, RUPCO started its HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) supportive housing program that assists families dealing with the disease.
Author _ social documentary photographer Patt Blue
Patt Blue is an author and social documentary photographer who calls The Lace Mill "Home." What is human?" I am interested in the raw reality of life without artifice. Read more about her artist philosophy here.