School Districts to Distribute School Supplies

7/24/2017

 Crouse presenting Kelly with a check representing money raised for Stuff-A-Bus through donationsFulton, NY – Oswego County students in need of school supplies will find it easier to get ready for school thanks to the United Way of Greater Oswego County Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

The Stuff-A-Bus campaign, which is currently underway, was initiated to collect school supplies so that children in need throughout Oswego County would have the supplies they need to begin the new school year. The United Way is soliciting area businesses and individuals and have arranged for eight buses to be located throughout Oswego County where people will be able to donate school supplies.

On August 18 school buses will be located at the following sites from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.

  • 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
  • Tops Friendly Market, Route 3 in Hannibal
  • Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix
  • NBT Bank, 161 State Route 104 in Oswego

We have received tremendous community support over the years are looking forward to seeing another positive response to our Stuff-A-Bus campaign,” said United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine. “The generous donations we receive help to ensure that less fortunate children in Oswego County have the supplies they need to successfully begin the new school year.”

Staff members and volunteers from all Oswego County nine school districts and volunteers from the United Way of Greater Oswego County will sort the collected supplies with a portion going to each of the school districts in Oswego County.

Volunteers will then be distributing the school supplies throughout Oswego County as follows:

  • APW – August 22 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the APW Bus Garage
  • Central Square – August 22 from 9:00 a.m. –12:00 Noon at the Paul V. Moore High School Cafeteria
  • Fulton – August 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Fairgrieve Elementary School
  • Hannibal – August 22 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Kenny Elementary School
  • Oswego – August 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Fitzhugh Park School
  • Pulaski – August 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Pulaski High School Gym Lobby
  • Sandy Creek – August 21 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Sandy Creek Elementary School Cafeteria
  • Phoenix – August 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Maroun Elementary School
  • Mexico – August 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon in the Mexico Middle School Gym

Families are urged to attend the distribution in their school district only. A copy of the students 2016-2017 report card is required for participate.

School supplies will be available for those who would find it challenging to purchase the supplies that their child need for school. Volunteers will be on hand to assist and guide the children and to make sure that they get the supplies they really need.

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

Cut line for photo: Patrick Dewine, executive director, United Way of Greater Oswego County and Laurie Kelly (l), co-chairpersons, for United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign, deliver a school supply drop box to Jodi Crouse (r), branch manager, NBT Bank’s Oswego east side location. Now through August 17 NBT’s Oswego east side branch will serve as an official collection site for United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign that collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County. Additionally, Crouse is presenting Kelly with a check representing money raised for Stuff-A-Bus through donations for employee casual days.

United Way Golf Tournament a Success

7/14/2017

Burritt Motors TeamFulton, NY – Sunny skies and warm weather greeted golfers for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament.  Held at the Oswego Country Club the tournament featured two complete tournaments; a morning flight and an afternoon flight.

The Eagle Beverage team carded an impressive 14 under score of 57 to capture first place in the morning flight. The Aapex Services team finished second with a score of 60.

 

 

Top individual performers in the morning flight were:

  • Closest to the Pin hole #4 John Vashaw / Deana Masuicca
  • Closest to the Pin hole #12 Bill Beckwith / Jane Hurley
  • Longest Drive hole #1 Kevin Dorsey / Elaine Spaulding
  • The Par-K Chrysler Jeep team won the putting contest with a score of 109

Eagle Beverage TeamSkins winners in the morning flight included the Oswego Valley Insurance Agency, Aapex Services, Eagle Beverage, and Exelon – James A. Fitzpatrick teams. The Blind Draw winner was the Quaker Chemical team.

The afternoon tournament was won by the Burritt Motors team as they carded a score of 62 to finished one stroke better than second place finisher Planned Results.

 

 

 

 

Top individual performers in the afternoon flight were:

  • Closest to the Pin hole #4 Bill Lovine
  • Closest to the Pin hole #12 John Schmitt
  • Longest Drive hole #1 Chris Dain and Linda Branch
  • The Doty Contracting team won the putting contest with a score of 110
  • The Blind Draw winner was Pat Jones and Lynne Eggert

 

It was a perfect day for golf,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.  “Our Chairperson John Nelson and our planning committee did an excellent job to ensure that everyone involved from our golfers to our volunteers enjoyed the day.  The success of our golf tournament plays an important role in helping United Way fund human services programs that have a positive effect on our efforts to end hunger, help children and youth succeed and improve the overall health and well-being of our communities.

I extend a sincere thank you to our returning major sponsors Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station and James A. Fitzpatrick Plant, National Grid, and Novelis well as our corporate sponsors; NRG, Pathfinder Bank, Planned Results, Penske Logistics, Quaker Chemical, Burke’s Home Center, and Fulton Savings Bank.

We are very appreciative of their support and their commitment to United Way.

 

     Cut line for Burritt Team Photo:  The Burritt Motors team carded a 62 to capture first place in the afternoon flight of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament held recently at the Oswego Country Club.  Pictured from above are team members Krishna Hill, Ryan DeSantis, Rich Burritt, and Alan Occhino. Major sponsors for the United Way Golf Tournament included Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, National Grid, and Novelis. 

 

     Cut line for Eagle Beverage Team photo: The Eagle Beverage team shot a 14-under 57 to win the morning flight of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament held recently at the Oswego Country Club.  Above from left are team members Zach Farden, Dan Dorsey Jr., Jeff Dewey, and Kevin Dorsey. Major sponsors for the United Way Golf Tournament included Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station and James A. Fitzpatrick Plant, National Grid, and Novelis.

Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-A-Bus

7/7/2017

Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-A-Bus Oswego, NY – Pathfinder Bank is welcomed with open arms as they join The Clubhouse Tavern and Eagle Beverage as sponsors of the 12th Annual United Way Breakfast. Oswego, NY – Pathfinder Bank is welcomed with open arms as they join The Clubhouse Tavern and Eagle Beverage as sponsors of the 12th Annual United Way Breakfast.

On Saturday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Club House Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.  Sponsored by: Pathfinder Bank, Eagle Beverage, and Robert and Liz McGrath, owners of The Club House Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, the breakfast is open to the public.  The suggested minimum donation for the breakfast is $5.00 for adults with children 10 and under free.   All donations will benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

“This is the twelve year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath. “The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community. The Stuff-A-Bus campaign is just one of the ways in which they do so and I’m pleased that we, along with valuable volunteers, can continue to do so. We’ve enjoyed plenty of community support over the years and are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.”

McGrath noted that several local businesses are also supporting the breakfast by suppling meu items; including sausage from Maria’s Restaurant, home fries from Dahl’s Diner, bacon from The Office Tavern, and ham from Gibby’s Irish Pub. Breakfast will be prepared by Patrick Berry, head cook at Jocko’s Diner.

Thanks in part to the success of last year’s breakfast United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign provided approximately 1500 students with the school supplies they needed to begin the school year.

“We are very appreciative of the continued support we receive from, The Club House Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, Eagle Beverage, local businesses, our planning committee, and the many volunteers that make our breakfast possible. I would also like to acknowledge Pathfinder Bank as our newest sponsor,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Patrick Dewine. “Businesses and community members coming together to help our youth and show support for their United Way and the way that we strive to help youth succeed is inspiring.  What better way to strengthen our community than investing in today’s youth, who will become tomorrow’s leaders.  I invite everyone to join us for a delicious breakfast.” 

In addition to the breakfast there will be drawings for a chance to win a Labatt Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets for the Bicycle drawing are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. There will also be a 50 / 50 drawing with all proceeds benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.  The winner of the bicycle will be announced at 11:00 a.m. during the breakfast, you need not be present to win. Tickets for the drawings are currently available at The Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer’s Ali and the United Way office, 1 South First Street in Fulton. Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and a number of local businesses and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on August 18 when school buses will be at the following sites from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.

  • 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
  • Tops Friendly Market, Route 3 in Hannibal
  • Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

For more information on the breakfast, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign or the drawing for the Labatt Bicycle donated by Eagle Beverage, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for photo:  The Club House Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-A-Bus Breakfast on Saturday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year.  The United Way Breakfast is open to the public with a minimum $5.00 suggested donation per adult, children 10 and under are free. Pictured above are planning committee members Patrick Berry, John Kelly, Laurie Kelly, Liz McGrath, John Michael Kelly, Kay Duguay, Robert McGrath, and Jim Schneider