Community Members to Share their Story at United Way Breakfast

08/24/2016

Campaign Cabinet 2017Fulton, NY – Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Campaign Cabinet are preparing the agenda for one of Oswego County’s most impactful events, the United Way’s Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast.  Scheduled for September 7, the event will be held from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the American Foundry, 246 West Seneca St. (behind Fajita Grill on Route 104 West) in Oswego.

According to United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, Campaign Cabinet Chairperson, Dick Delaney of Novelis, and his fellow cabinet members are planning an enlightening program that will focus on the theme of this year’s United Way Campaign, “Share Your Story.”

We’re looking to provide community members with a clear understanding of the positive impact that United Way has on Oswego County,” said McGrath.  “Our theme of ‘Share Your Story’ will help achieve that as representatives from our board of directors, campaign cabinet, and staff from some of the agencies and programs United Way supports share their story of how the United Way’s focus on ending hunger, helping youth succeed and creating healthier communities inspires them to support United Way and commit to positively impacting the quality of life in every corner of Oswego County.

Comprised of a cross section of concerned community leaders, the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet works hand in hand with the United Way staff as they plan, implement, and oversee the United Way’s Annual Campaign.

It’s inspiring to witness the dedication and commitment that these individuals have for their community,” said United Way Campaign Assistant Kay Duguay.  “Whether it’s helping to establish employee giving campaigns, coordinating company presentations, or speaking with civic groups and other organizations, the members of our Campaign Cabinet are dedicated to sharing the United Way’s mission with the community.

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life,” added McGrath.  “By our guests share their stories it drives home the fact that it really does take everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future for all of Oswego County.

The United Way Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast marks the official start to the United Way 2017 Annual Campaign.  The campaign helps to raise funds for 30 human services programs that are provided through United Way’s partner agencies.

The United Way Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast is open to the public.  The cost to attend is $15.00 and includes a complete breakfast.  For more information visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.  Reservations may be made via e-mail at oswegounitedway@windstream.net.

Cut line for photo: United Way of Greater Oswego County Executive Director Patrick Dewine meets with members of the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet to discuss the details for the agency’s 2017 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast that will be held at The American Foundry, September 7 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.  Reservations to attend may be made via e-mail at oswegounitedway@windstream.net.  From left are:  Chairperson Dick Delaney of Novelis, Patrick Dewine, Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services, and Sue Cahill of Pathfinder Bank.   Absent from the photo are Campaign Cabinet Members Lisa Dashnau and Todd Fiorenza of Exelon, Clark Stanton of OVIA,  United Way Resource Development Ali McGrath, and Campaign Assistant Kalyn Duguay.

Pathfinder Bank continues annual support for Stuff-A-Bus

08/18/2016

Pathfinder SABFulton, NY – Pathfinder Bank Administrative Assistant Carol Shannon (l) and Assistant Vice President / Branch Manager Sue Cahill (r) present Stuff-A-Bus Co-Chairperson Laurie Kelly (c) with a check representing the proceeds from Pathfinder Bank’s Paper Buses campaign.  Community members showed their support for United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign by purchasing a Paper Bus at Pathfinder Bank branches throughout Oswego County.  All proceeds from the Paper Buses will go towards the purchase of additional school supplies such as backpacks and calculators.  The Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collects much-needed school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.  The countywide collection day for this year’s campaign will be August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with collection buses at various sites throughout Oswego County.  For a list of locations and more information the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 ext. 201 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org

Oswego City Firefighters Supports United Way Stuff-A-Bus

08/18/2016

OFD SAB CollectionOswego, NY – Patrick Dewine, executive director of United Way of Greater Oswego County has announced that the Oswego Fire Fighters Association Local 126 is currently collecting school supplies through Aug. 23rd in support of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign at its main headquarters, 35 East Cayuga St. in Oswego.

Made possible through a collaboration between United Way and Oswego County school districts, the United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County.

The Oswego Firefighters Association always has, and continues to be, a strong proponent for initiatives that benefit our youth,” said Dewine.  “The generosity of the Oswego Fire Department will help to make our Stuff-A-Bus campaign a success and allow us to provide as many children as possible with the school supplies they need to start the school year.

In addition to the Oswego City Fire Department school supplies are also being collected at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, 70 Bunner Street in Oswego and at the City Hall building 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego.  “Stuff-A-Bus Committee Member Jennifer Losurdo did a great job in reaching out to these entities.  With the effort our committee members have put forth we are looking forward to filling all our buses during our community Stuff-A-Bus collection day,” added Dewine.

The Stuff-A-Bus community collection day will take place August 24when the United Way looks to fill eight school buses with school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.  Businesses throughout Oswego County that have been collecting school supplies over the past few weeks will have a school bus on site wherevolunteers will be accepting donations.  Buses will be at the following sites from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square
  • Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego
  • Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Fulton
  • Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main Street in Mexico
  • Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski
  • Kinney Drugs at 17 South 1st Street in Fulton
  • The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal
  • Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

School supplies collected through the Stuff-A-Bus campaign will be distributed to students in their respective school districts, while supply lasts, according to the following schedule.  A copy of your child’s 2015-2016 School Report Card will be required for entrance to pick up school supplies.

APW                August 26        9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the APW Bus Garage

Central Square August 26        9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Central Square Ed. Center

Fulton              August 26        9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Fairgrieve Elementary School

Hannibal          August 26        1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Kinney Elementary School

Mexico            August 26        8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Mexico Middle School Gym

Oswego            August 26        9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fitzhugh Park School

Phoenix           August 26        9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Maroun Elementary School

Pulaski             August 26        1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Pulaski Middle / Senior School

Sandy Creek    August 25        6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Elementary School Cafeteria

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and several local business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: The City of Oswego Firefighters Association Local 126 is collecting donations of school supplies at its main headquarters at 35 East Cayuga Street in support of the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign.  Pictured above in the front row from left are Nolan Verburg, Ben Norton, Kate Donoghue, Kira Donoghue, Leah Norton, and Kam Falcetti.  Standing from right are:Stuff-A-Bus Committee Member Jennifer Losurdo of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Firefighter Jordan Patrick, Oswego City 5th Ward Councilor John Gosek, United Way of Greater Oswego County Executive Director Patrick Dewine, Oswego City 3rd Ward Councilor Nate Emmons, Stuff-A-Bus Committee Members John Michael Kelly and Laurie Kelly, and Firefighter Matt Alton.  Held annually, through collaboration with the United Way and Oswego County School Districts, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County.  For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Burritt Motors Drives Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

8/9/2016

Burritt SAB DonationOswego, NY – Rich Burritt (l) of Burritt Motors in Oswego recently presented the United Way with a check for $500 to help purchase additional school supplies for the agency’s annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.  Partnering with school districts throughout Oswego County, as well as several businesses and organizations, United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects and distributes school supplies to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County. For more information, or to make a donation to the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.  Accepting the check from Rich are Stuff-A-Bus co-chairperson Laurie Kelly and Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine.