National Grid Supports United Way Campaign

4/27/2017

National Grid Supports United Way CampaignFulton, NY– The employees of National Grid recently completed their workplace campaign in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.  Employee donations of more than $4,000, combined with a corporate match from National Grid, resulted in a $9,708 donation to United Way’s 2016-2017 Annual Campaign. National Grid annually supports United Way through its workplace campaign that allows employees to donate and/or volunteer their time for a worthy cause.  National Grid has been a United Way partner for several years and is a major sponsor for the Annual United Way Golf Tournament.

Walter Dengos, community and customer manager for National Grid is a great advocate for us as a member of our Board of Directors” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “National Grid’s involvement with us has been a large support system throughout the years. We would not be able to help individuals and families in the community without the help of companies like National Grid.

In addition to the donation for United Way’s annual campaign Dengos presented McGrath with a second check for $2,500 to benefit the Annual United Way Golf Tournament. National Grid is one of the major sponsors of this year’s tournament, which will be held Monday, July 10 at the Oswego County Club.

The tournament will have two flights, 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and offers a full day of fun for a good cause.  The tournament, which is the United Way’s largest fundraiser, will host up to 50 teams and features a 4 person team captain and crew format.

We greatly appreciate our continued partnership with National Grid through the Annual Golf Tournament. With companies like National Grid as a major sponsor, it allows us to make the proceeds from our largest fundraising event reach further into the community and help those in need.

For more information on establishing a workplace campaign, sponsorship opportunities for the United Way Annual Golf Tournament, or to register a team, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org

Cut line for photo:  Community and Customer Manager for National Grid Walter Dengos (l) presents Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine (r), with a check representing the result of National Grid’s employee workplace campaign and its corporate support of United Way’s Annual Campaign.  “National Grid is proud to partner with United Way of Oswego County to assist the great work being done every day in the communities in which we also serve,” said Dengos.  “We greatly appreciate National Grid’s commitment to United Way,” added Dewine.  “Thanks to caring companies such as National Grid we are able to continue our efforts in our three impact areas; ending hunger, helping children and youth succeed, and improving the health and well-being of families and individuals.”

Fulton Lion’s Club Donates $1000 To United Way’s Stone Soup

4/18/2017

Fulton Lion's Club Donates $500 To United Way’s Stone SoupFULTON, NY – The Fulton Lions Club recently donated $500 to the Stone Soup fundraiser for local food pantries, sponsored by the United Way of Greater Oswego County,  (UWGOC), it was announced by President David Guyer. “The Fulton Lions Club has contributed to this project for a number of years,” Guyer said. “It is of vital importance that we all pull together to support our local food pantries and the clients they serve.

This year’s event, held April 11, at Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton, had soup donated from Blue Moon Grill, Tavern on the Lock, Mimi’s Drive-In, and the Foursome Diner, said Ali McGrath, UWGOC resource development director. Other supporters were Davis Brothers, C’s Market, Red Baron, Springside at Seneca Hill, Kathy’s Cakes, Sweet Cindy’s Gluten Free Bakery, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Kinney Drugs.

All proceeds benefit food pantries at the Hannibal Resource Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and the Salvation Army.

The Fulton Lions Club, also known for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes, Lions Mane Event Comedy Night, and annual Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For more information, visit www.fultonlionsclub.com, or find them on Facebook under Fulton, NY Lions.

Photo Caption:  The Fulton Lions Club recently donated $1000 to the Stone Soup fundraiser for local food pantries, sponsored by the United Way of Greater Oswego County,  (UWGOC), it was announced by President David Guyer. All proceeds benefit food pantries at the Hannibal Resource Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and the Salvation Army. Guyer, above, presents a check to Ali McGrath, UWGOC resource development director.  The Fulton Lions Club, also known for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes, Lions Mane Event Comedy Night, and annual Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For more information, visit www.fultonlionsclub.com, or find them on Facebook under Fulton, NY Lions.

United Way Brings ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon to Fulton

4/16/2107

United Way Brings ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon to FultonFulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold its annual Stone Soup Too community luncheon April 11 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.   Hosted by Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton, the United Way’s annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon helps to raise awareness of hunger in Oswego County and encouraging the community to help fill the shelves of local food pantries.

Thanks to the efforts we receive from our volunteers and committee members, and the support we receive from the community who return year after year to enjoy great food and fellowship, our Stone Soup Too luncheons have had a positive impact on food pantries in Oswego County.  I invite community members to come together with friends and enjoy a delicious lunch of ‘Stone Soup’ while helping support others in need,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.

To date a number of caring local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary for the Stone Soup Luncheon.  Soups will be provided by: Mimi’s Drive-In, Blue Moon Grill, The Foursome Dinner, and Tavern on the Lock.  Completing the menu will be “Boxes of Joe” from Dunkin’ Donuts; salad fixings from C’s Farms & Davis Brothers; rolls and butter from Red Baron; water from Kinney’s Drugs; and desserts courtesy of Springside at Seneca Hill and Kathy’s Cakes.  An assortment of canned soups donated by Top’s Friendly Market will be displayed as centerpieces, and later donated with the rest of the nonperishable food items.

We are also welcoming Sweet Cindy’s Gluten Free Bakery to this year’s luncheon.  Located 55 West First St. South in Fulton, Cindy’s offers an assortment of fresh baked goods from breads and cookies to cinnamon rolls, and more.  Cindy’s is donating a basket of goodies that will be raffled off during the luncheon,” added McGrath.

The United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 11 at Holy Trinity Parish.  The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person.  Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food items. All proceeds and food donations from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries including Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Salvation Army of Oswego County, and the Hannibal Resource Center Food Pantry.

It’s always a challenge for our food pantries to keep its shelves filled and meet the demand for food subsidy in Oswego County.  The food collected, and the money raised at our ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon will be greatly appreciated.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Helen Hoefer at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Emergency Services program at 315-598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.

For more information contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org 

Cut line for photo: United Way of Greater Oswego County Resource Development Director Ali McGrath (l) and United Way Intern Brittany Barna (r) meet with Cindy Swartwood (c) of Sweet Cindy’s Gluten Free Bakery in preparation for United Way’s “Stone Soup Too” Luncheon.  Cindy is donating a basket of homemade goodies that will be raffled off during the luncheon.  To be held April 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton and United Way’s Stone Soup Too luncheon serves as a fundraiser for food pantries throughout Oswego County.