United Way Invites You To Dine With Us

11/25/14

Executive Director Melanie Trexler along with the staff and board members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County invites you to Dine With UsFulton, NY – Executive Director Melanie Trexler along with the staff and board members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County invites you to Dine With Us. Beginning in December restaurants in Oswego and Fulton will host United Way Dine With Us nights to raise awareness of United Way and its mission of helping those in need.

Three of Oswego County’s finest restaurants, LaParrilla and Bistro 197 in Oswego and The Blue Moon Grill in Fulton will open their doors to United Way and community members interested in learning more about the positive impact that United Way has on Oswego County. Each restaurant will feature talking points regarding United Way at the tables and will donate 10% of their profits on all meals purchased during its designated Dine With Us night.

Additionally, Trexler, Resource Development Director Ali McGrath and other United Way representatives will be dining at each event and will be available to answer questions regarding United Way and the human services program the agency supports.

According to McGrath, United Way Dine With Us nights is an excellent way to discover exactly what United Way does, learn about the impact United Way has on Oswego County and those they serve, and support United Way’s mission of ending hunger, helping youth succeed, and improving the overall health and well-being of Oswego County.

“While many community members may be aware of United Way they may not be familiar with the programs we support and how those programs improve the quality of life in our county. Our Dine With Us nights offers that opportunity while enjoying a fantastic meal with friends or that special someone,” said McGrath.

United Way Dine With Us nights will be held:

December 9 from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. at LaParrilla, 156 West Second Street in Oswego
December 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Bistro 197, 197 West First Street in Oswego
December 29 from 5:00 to 9:00 at Blue Moon Grill, 122 Cayuga Street in Fulton

For more information on United Way’s Dine With Us series contact Ali McGrath at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: Dine with us. Melanie Trexler (l), executive director of United Way of Greater Oswego County reviews menus with Ali McGrath (r), resource development director in preparation for United Way’s Dine With Us nights. Restaurants LaParrilla and Bistro 197 in Oswego and The Blue Moon Grill in Fulton will host United Way Dine With Us nights on select dates in December. Each restaurant will feature talking points regarding United Way at the tables and will donate 10% of their profits on all meals purchased during its designated Dine With Us night. For more information and the Dine With Us restaurant schedule visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900

Oswego Rotary Club Supporting United Way

11/19/14

The Oswego Rotary Club demonstrated its support to United Way’s effort to end hunger in Oswego County Oswego, NY – The Oswego Rotary Club demonstrated its support to United Way’s effort to end hunger in Oswego County as several Rotary Club members attended the United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon to present the agency with a check for $250 and several boxes of food for distribution to area food pantries.

Above from left: Carrie Penoyer; Doug McRae of Bond, Schoeneck and King; United Way of Greater Oswego County Resource Development Director Ali McGrath; Lauren Pistell of The Shineman Foundation; Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services and Dave Granoff.

Chicken BBQ to Benefit United Way

11/10/14

Employees at Novelis Oswego Works will kick-off their annual campaign for the United Way with a Chicken BBQ at the Lighthouse Lanes on Shampine Drive in Oswego.Oswego, NY – Employees at Novelis Oswego Works will kick-off their annual campaign for the United Way with a Chicken BBQ, Saturday, November 15th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Lighthouse Lanes on Shampine Drive in Oswego. “Our United Way team is eager to get our campaign underway. I am confident we can achieve our goal of $80,000 and provide United Way with significant support for its annual campaign,” said Erin Nalle, co-coordinator of the Novelis employee campaign.

Dinners are $10.00 each and include BBQ beans, salt potatoes, roll, and dessert. Pre-orders are available by contacting Erin Nalle at (315) 349-0237 or via e-mail at erin.nalle@novelis.com.

From left are: Co-coordinator of the Novelis employee for United Way Katie Toomey, United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, and Novelis employees Bree Izard, Carol Whipple, and Malcolm Gabriel.

Oswego Lions Club Supports United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon

November 4th, 2013

Representatives of the Oswego Lions Club recently presented United Way of Greater Oswego County with a check in the amount of $1,500 in support of United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon. All proceeds from the event, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to local food pantries. Oswego, NY – The United Way’s mission of ending hunger in Oswego County recently received a much-needed boost from the Oswego Lions Club.  In support of United Way’s upcoming Stone Soup Luncheon the Oswego Lions Club presented United Way with a check for $1,500.  The donation marks the continuation of a generous tradition and allows United Way to have an even greater impact on hunger in Oswego County.

“Over the years the donations we have received from the Oswego Lions Club have helped us provide thousands of dollars to food pantries throughout Oswego County,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.  “We are especially appreciative of this year’s donation as it is more than double that of last year!  This donation allows us to have an even greater impact on hunger in Oswego County by helping area food pantries better serve families and individuals that are in need of food subsidy.  We are proud to count the Oswego Lions Club among our valued partners.  Their concern for those less fortunate plays an important role in our mission to end hunger, helping youth succeed, and improving the overall health and well-being of Oswego County.”

McGrath added that United Way are proud to add The American Foundry to their list of restaurants donating soup for the luncheon; giving the community six different soup options. This year’s United Way Stone Soup Luncheon will be held November 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, West First Street in Oswego.  The menu also includes signature soups from The Press Box, Vona’s Restaurant, Canale’s Restaurant; Oswego County Country Club and Bridie Manor; fresh baked rolls from Bosco and Geers; tossed salad and dressing from Davis Brothers; coffee courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts, water from Paul’s Big M, and a custom designed cake and cookies compliments of Cake’s Galore.

United Way will be accepting a donation of $5.00 per person and those attending are urged to bring a donation of non-perishable food items. All proceeds from the event, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to local food pantries including Human Concerns.

All proceeds from the United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to local food pantries including Human Concerns Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Salvation Army of Oswego County.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Tim Archer at 315-598-3980 x 253 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.

Cut line for photo: Representatives of the Oswego Lions Club recently presented United Way of Greater Oswego County with a check in the amount of $1,500 in support of United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon.  The event will be held November 13th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 West First Street in Oswego.  All proceeds from the event, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to local food pantries.  From left are: Conlee Shannon and Eugene Batrack of American Foundry (one of the soup sponsors for the luncheon); Resource Development Director for United Way Ali McGrath, and Oswego Lions Members Karen Hammond, treasurer and Lynne Morris.