United Way Day of Caring Benefits OCO Home

6/23/2017

United Way Day of Caring Benefits OCO HomeFulton, NY – More than a dozen volunteers and several local businesses donated their time and talents and displayed the true spirit of the United Way’s “Day of Caring,” to the benefit of a local home for disabled adults.

United Way’s ‘Day of Caring’ is a nationwide event,” explained Ali McGrath, resource development director for United Way of Greater Oswego County. “We haven’t had a ‘Day of Caring’ of this size in several years. I’ve wanted to do one ever since I joined United Way as an intern. Now, thanks to Rich Burritt, it was able to happen. It was amazing to see it finally come together!

McGrath collaborated with Rich Burritt of Burritt Motors, and a host of other businesses, to help beautify Oswego County Opportunities’ group home in Minetto. The home is one of several that are operated by OCO. These homes serve as a permanent home for individuals with a developmental or other intellectual disability.

Employees of Burritt Motors joined Dan Dorsey Jr., Kevin Dorsey, Christian Morgia of Eagle Beverage, Executive Director Patrick Dewine and staff of United Way, and OCO employees in beautifying the home’s yard and storage barn.

It was amazing!” said Andrea Griffis of OCO. “The group spent the entire day here. They raked and cleaned the yard, landscaped and planted a flower garden, painted our ramp to the house and cleaned out, painted, and did some repair work to our storage barn. They even cut down some trees near our parking area and spruced up the sitting area in our front yard. Those that live here are now enjoying the flower garden, relaxing in the shade and are thrilled about our new patio furniture, picnic table and gas grill that Burritt Motors supplied us with. I can’t thank them enough for all that they did.

While volunteers made up the workforce, it was the generosity of several local businesses that supplied materials. “We received outstanding support from businesses that went above and beyond in making this Day of Caring project possible,” said Burritt. “Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market in Red Creek and Ontario Orchards supplied the flowers and plants; Castiglia Lawn Care and Lindsey Aggregates provided mulch and landscaping stone; Enwright Roofing assisted with the cleanup and removal; and Eagle Beverage not only had employees that volunteered but also supplied water to keep us all hydrated!”

The ‘Day of Caring’ was a huge success,” added McGrath. “It was the epitome of our mission in many ways. We hope to mobilize the community to volunteer, raise awareness and support solutions that address needs of the community. The ‘Day of Caring’ was just that. It encouraged people to come together and give their time and effort to a cause that maybe they weren’t privy to before. It brought attention to a huge part of our community, the group homes that serve adults with special needs. Leaving at the end of the day and seeing the residents of the house enjoying their yard and new lawn furniture was priceless.

Cutline for photo: Rich Burritt (kneeling, second from left) and employees of Burritt Motors recently collaborated with staff members from United Way of Greater Oswego County, Oswego County Opportunities (OCO), employees of Eagle Beverage, and several area businesses to supply the workforce and materials for United Way’s “Day of Caring.” More than a dozen volunteers came together for a day of labor for a great cause as they spent the day beautifying the grounds and storage barn at OCO’s group home in Minetto. Above are some of the many volunteers that worked on the project.

Local Companies Support United Way Golf Tournament

6/13/2107

Fulton, NY – Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County Ali McGrath has announced that Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station and Novelis have joined Burritt Motors and National Grid as major sponsors for the United Way’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament.

I am happy to once again have the support of these wonderful companies,” said McGrath. “Their presence as major sponsors helps to ensure that our tournament will be a full day of fun for our golfers and a great benefit for the many human services programs United Way supports.

To be held July 10 this year’s United Way Golf Tournament will be held at the prestigious Oswego Country Club. One of the premier golf tournaments in Oswego County, the event offers businesses and community members the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf while helping to support their local United Way.

The United Way Golf Tournament features a four-person team, captain and crew format and offers a choice of an 8:00 a.m. or a 2:00 p.m. tee off. Registration includes golf cart, goodie bag, breakfast, snacks, and steak lunch for the morning flight and sandwiches, snacks and a steak dinner for the afternoon flight courtesy of food sponsors Eagle Beverage, MassMutual Investment Services, and Avery Rental Properties.

It’s going to be an enjoyable day for everyone,” said McGrath. “There will be plenty of on-course games such as longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contests, and a chance to win an automobile with the Burritt Motors Hole-in-One contest. In addition to the on-course games there will be plenty of drawings, awards, and auction items.”

Team registrations for both the 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. tee times are currently being accepted and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Deadline for registration is June 23.

The United Way golf tournament is an ideal opportunity for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels to gather with friends to enjoy a round of golf on one of Central New York’s finest courses, now with a newly remodeled bar and dining room. It’s a great day of golf for a good cause,” added McGrath.

For more information on the United Way Golf Tournament, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at aliunitedway@windstream.net. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 23.

Cut line for photo: United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath meets with sponsors of the 22nd Annual United Way Golf Tournament. To be held July 10 at the Oswego Country Club. The tournament will offer tee times of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Registrations for the four person team, captain and crew tournament are being accepted through June 23. For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities and team registration, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900, ext. 202. From left are Peter Orphanos of Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station; Atom Avery of Avery Rental Properties and The Beacon Hotel; Ali McGrath, Jill Lyon of Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, and Lynne Eggert and Dave Lloyd of Novelis.

GJP Italian Eatery Oswego Sponsors Annual Golf Tournament

6/12/2019

Fulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County welcomes GJP Italian Eatery Oswego as a corporate gift sponsor for its annual golf tournament. “We’re pleased to have GJP Italian Eatery as one of our sponsors,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “GJP has increased its level of sponsorship this year to $500, which will help us provide gifts to those golfing in our tournament. GJP Italian Eatery is a strong supporter of United Way, in addition to its sponsorship of previous golf tournaments GJP Italian Eatery also collaborated with Exelon on a family and friends plan to benefit our annual campaign. We greatly appreciate the support we receive from caring businesses such as GJP Italian Eatery. Without their generosity our golf tournament would not be possible.

The 22nd Annual United Way of Greater Oswego County Golf Tournament features a 4-person captain and crew format and will be held July 10 at the Oswego Country Club. The tournament will offer tee times of 8:00 a.m., which includes breakfast and lunch, and 2:00 p.m., which offers lunch and dinner. For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations wishing to be involved with the event or team registration, visit the agency’s website at www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900, ext. 202. From left are United Way Campaign Assistant Kalyn Dugay, Larry Miller of GJP Italian Eatery Oswego and Ali McGrath.

Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market and Ontario Orchards Support United Way Day of Caring

6/6/2017

Day of CaringFulton, NY – United Way Campaign Assistant Kalyn Dugay (c) meets with Nathali Neal (l) of Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market in Red Creek and Dennis Ouellette (r) of Ontario Orchards in preparation for United Way’s Day of Caring. Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market and Ontario Orchards will be supplying the flowers and mulch that will be used to beautify the grounds at Oswego County Opportunities’ (OCO) Minetto Group Home. United Way’s Day of Caring, which brings community members together to volunteer their time and talents for a worthy cause, is taking place June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For information on volunteering for the Day of Caring contact the United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Burritt Motors and Eagle Beverage Support United Way Day of Caring

6/2/2017

Fulton, NY – Burritt Motors and Eagle Beverage have come together to help promote United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Day of Caring, Wednesday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A structured event, the Day of Caring provides participants with an opportunity to experience the rewarding feeling of accomplishment that volunteering offers.

Rich Burritt of Burritt Motors and Kevin Dorsey of Eagle Beverage are encouraging employees to volunteer to get Oswego County Opportunities’ (OCO) Minetto Group Home ready for summer. Their employees will join United Way staff and community volunteers in beautifying the yard and the home’s storage barn. “We will be raking the lawn, weeding, planting flowers, and cleaning outside the house. Additionally we will be doing some repair to, and painting, the storage barn,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.

Materials for the clean-up and repair are being provided by Burritt Motors and Eagle Beverage. Additionally, Burritt Motors will be serving up BBQ for the volunteers and Eagle Beverage will be providing water. “We are pleased to have Rich, Kevin and their employees collaborate with us for our annual Day of Caring. It’s an opportunity for them to step away from their desks to provide hands-on volunteer labor and be part of a great day for a great cause,” added McGrath.

Community members interested in being a part of the United Way’s Day of Caring may contact Ali McGrath at 315-593-1900, or via email at aliunitedway@windstream.net.

Cutline for photo: United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath (second from left) and United Way Campaign Assistant Kalyn Dugay (second from right) meet with Rich Burritt of Burritt Motors (l) and Kevin Dorsey of Eagle Beverage (r) to discuss the details for the United Way’s Day of Caring. The event brings community volunteers together for a day of labor for a great cause. United Way’s Day of Caring will be held June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.