Novelis Employees Campaign for United Way on a Roll

11/17/2016

Novelis VounteersOswego, NY – When it comes to community support and understanding the mission of United Way of Greater Oswego County no one realizes it more than the employees at Novelis.  One of United Way’s most ardent supporters, Novelis and its employees are once again in the midst of an in-house campaign to benefit United Way.  To date the campaign, which still has several weeks to go, has raised more than $60,000, in addition Novelis corporate provides approximately a 50% match to the employee campaign total.

Much of the success is credited to the creative ideas that employee campaign coordinator Julie Becker and Novelis’ United Way Campaign Committee incorporate to engage their co-workers and inspire them to support United Way.  “Each year Novelis’ campaign coordinators offer a variety of incentives that add excitement to their campaign,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.  “From fun activities such as a basketball foul shot shoot-off and a polar plunge dunking booth to drawings for SU basketball tickets, an outdoor sportsman’s package, 50 / 50 drawings, and holiday basket drawings. Novelis employees are anxious to participate and enthusiastic about reaching their campaign goal.

In addition to their support of its United Way campaign Novelis employees generously donate their time and talent to assist United Way with many of its initiatives.  Novelis always provides a strong volunteer base for annual Stone Soup Luncheon as well as working closely with some of United Way’s partnering agencies such as ARISE.   “Novelis has always stressed the importance of volunteerism.  Their support of United Way goes well beyond their generous monetary donations to our campaign.  Novelis and its employees are an important part of our community and we are proud to consider them one of our partners on our mission of ending hunger, helping children and youth succeed, and improving the health and well-being of families and individuals,” added McGrath.

Cutline for photo: Novelis employees volunteered their time in support of the United Way’s annual Stone Soup luncheon.  Strong supporters of United Way Novelis employees are in the midst of an in-house campaign that to date has raised more than $60,000 to benefit United Way’s annual campaign. United Way’s Annual Campaign serves as a major fundraiser to help support the many human services programs that have a positive impact in the United Way’s core areas of ending hunger, helping children and youth succeed, and increasing the health and well-being of our communities.   From left are United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine, Dave Domicolo of Novelis, United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, and Novelis employees Dick Delaney, Dave VanFleet, Xuan Huynh, Hoang Huynh, and Katy Brasser

United Way Stone Soup Luncheon Celebrates 11 Years of Fighting Hunger

11/8/2016

Kayle Ali and Theres from UWGOCFulton, NY – United Way Finance Director Kayla Van Fleet (l), Resource Development Director Ali McGrath (c) and Volunteer Theresa Cooper (r) greeted the many community members that attended the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stone Soup Luncheon at St. Joseph’s Parish Center in Oswego.  Part of United Way’s impact area of ending hunger in Oswego County, the luncheon served as a fundraiser for area food pantries.   The Stone Soup Luncheon raised more than $1,300 and collected several boxes of food items.  All proceeds from the event as well as the food collected will be used to help fill the pantries’ shelves.

It was wonderful to see the support we received from the community,” said McGrath.  “Thank you to everyone that attend our luncheon, our hard working volunteers that helped prepare, serve and clean-up, and our sponsored for their generous donations; The American Foundry, Greene’s Ale House, Canale’s Restaurant, Vona’s Restaurant, The Press Box, Oswego Country Club, Bosco’s, C’ Farms, Davis Brothers, Dunkin Donuts, Kinney Drugs, Giovanni Foods, and the Oswego Lions Club.

UWGOC Partners wth Walgreens and FamileWize Community Services

11/7/2016

United Way Flu ShotsFulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County recently partnered with Walgreens and FamilyWize Community Services to sponsor a free health clinic.  Hosted by United Way member agency Rural Migrant Ministry of Oswego County (RMMOC) in Richland the clinic provided no-cost flu shots to uninsured and under-insured individuals in Oswego County.

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of these businesses to come together for such a worthy cause as improving the health of our community members.  Collaborations such as these that help improve the quality of life in Oswego County and have a positive effect on our impact area of improving the health and well-being of families and individuals throughout our county,” said United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine.

Pictured above from left are RMMOC Clinic Nurse Pat Bellinger; Watertown Walgreens Store Manger Jessica Matthews; RMMOC Executive Director Selena Hoyt (foreground); and Watertown Walgreens Pharmacist Kristen Schneider.

Fulton Savings Bank Donates $6,500 to United Way of Greater Oswego County Campaign

11/2/2016

Patrick and Wendy of Fulton Savings BankFulton, NY – Fulton Savings Bank is setting the pace and taking the lead by kicking off its employee workplace campaign in support of United Way of Greater Oswego County with a corporate donation of $6,500.  “Fulton Savings Bank has been a faithful supporter of United Way for many years,” said United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine.  “We greatly appreciate its generosity and that of its employees which are dedicated to helping our efforts to end hunger, help youth succeed, and improve the health and well-being of families and individuals throughout Oswego County.”

Pictured above are Patrick Dewine and Fulton Savings Bank Senior Vice President Wendy Tetro.