United Way to Kick-Off Annual Campaign

8/29/2017

Staff of the United Way of Greater Oswego County meet with United Way Campaign Cabinet Chairperson Dick Delaney of Novelis Fulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County officially begins its 2018 Annual Campaign with a kick-off breakfast on September 13 at the American Foundry in Oswego. The event will introduce the theme to this year’s United Way Campaign; “Together We Stand United.”

The new theme, “Together We Stand United” emphasizes the strength of working together and the positive impact it has on the mission of United Way of Greater Oswego County.

It may sound cliché, but working together is far more effective than working individually,” said United Way Campaign Assistant Kay Duguay. “Coming together as a community for the common good is a benchmark of United Way. Our mission of ending hunger, helping youth succeed and building healthier communities is achievable if we all work together in whatever capacity we can.

There are many ways to support United Way. For some it’s volunteering their time and talents to further the success of the many programs United Way funds. For others it’s through donations, whether individually or as part of workplace campaign, these donations go far in providing funding for programs that are vital to our mission.

Duguay added that the United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, consisting of community volunteers Sue Cahill (Pathfinder Bank), Todd Fiorenza (Exelon Generation), Clark Stanton (OVIA), Rob Rolfe (Harmony Financial), and Chairperson Dick Delaney (Novelis) have put together a kick-off agenda that highlights the positive impact that United Way and the many programs it funds has on those they serve. To emphasize that impact the committee reached out to Oswego County Department of Social Services Commissioner Stacy Alvord.

Alvord, who holds a BA in Public Justice from SUNY Oswego and a MS in social work from Syracuse University, has work in the social services field for almost four decades. Alvord has advocated at the national, state and local level for high impact programs that reach the poorest and most vulnerable individuals.

Stacy made her first donation to United Way thirty-seven years ago and is still a strong supporter of our efforts and the many United Way funded programs offered through our partner agencies,” added United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “The combination of her extensive experience and her knowledge of our communities will make for an enlightening presentation on how United Way is vital to the quality of life in Oswego County.

The United Way of Greater Oswego County 2018 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast will be held September 13 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the American Foundry, 246 West Seneca St. (behind Fajita Grill on Route 104 West) in Oswego. The Breakfast is open to the public; the cost to attend is $15 per person and includes a sit down breakfast.

Registration is available online at www.oswegounitedway.org, through Venmo, via email at aliunitedway@windstream.net, or by calling your United Way office at 315-593-1900. Please RSVP by September 6th.

The United Way Annual Campaign helps to raise funds for 30 human services programs that are provided through United Way’s partner agencies.  For more information on United Way of Greater Oswego County visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: Staff of the United Way of Greater Oswego County meet with United Way Campaign Cabinet Chairperson Dick Delaney of Novelis to discuss the details for the agency’s 2018 Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast that will be held at The American Foundry, September 13 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.  Reservations, which are required by September 6, are available online at www.oswegounitedway.org, through Venmo, via email at aliunitedway@windstream.net, or by calling your United Way office at 315-593-1900. Seated from left are Dick Delaney and United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine. Standing from left are United Way Campaign Assistant Kay Dugauy and United Way Resource Development Ali McGrath. Absent from photo are Campaign Committee members Sue Cahill (Pathfinder Bank), Todd Fiorenza (Exelon Generation), Clark Stanton (OVIA), and Rob Rolfe (Harmony Financial).

Burritt Motors Revs Up Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

8/10/2017

Currently underway, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign helps to ensure that children in need have the necessary supplies to begin the new school year. The United Way is soliciting area businesses and individuals and have arranged for school buses to be located throughout Oswego County on August 18 where people will be able to donate school supplies.

 

 

 

The buses will be located 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
  • Tops Friendly Market, Route 3 in Hannibal
  • Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

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 Kenney Middle 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: Rich Burritt (center) of Burritt Motors in Oswego presents a check for $500 to United Way Stuff-A-Bus Co-Chairpersons Laurie Kelly and Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine (right) to help purchase additional school supplies for United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, which 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.

Stuff-A-Bus School Supplies Pick Up

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Are you or is someone you know struggling to afford the necessary
school supplies for their children?

The United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Oswego County Teachers
Unions and CSEA want to help relieve the financial stress. The following
sites are available for children in need to pick up the school supplies they
need.

A copy of your child’s 2016-2017 School Report Card will
be required for entrance to pick up school supplies.

 

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District Date Time Location
APW Tuesday, August 22th 9am-11am APW Bus Garage
Central Square Tuesday, August 22th 9am-12pm PVM High School
   Cafeteria
Fulton Tuesday, August 22th 9am-12pm Fairgrieve
  Elementary School
Hannibal Tuesday, August 22th 1-3pm Kenney Middle School
Mexico Tuesday, August 22th 8am-12 pm Mexico Middle School Gym
Oswego Tuesday, August 22th 9am-12 or until Fitzhugh Park
  supplies last School
Phoenix Tuesday, August 22th 5pm-8pm Maroun Elementary
Pulaski Tuesday, August 22th 1-3pm Pulaski High School
  Gym Lobby
Sandy Creek Monday, August 21st 6-7:30pm Sandy Creek
Elementary Cafeteria

 

AmeriCorps Members Support Stuff-A-Bus campaign

07/31/2017

Fulton, NY –  As part of their community service project local AmeriCorps members are helping to collect school supplies for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign. Stuff-A-Bus helps to ensure that less fortunate children in Oswego County have the supplies they need to successfully begin the school year.

AmeriCorps members have placed collection boxes at the Oswego YMCA, river’s end bookstore, Oswego City Library, Bosco’s Food Market, and Cakes Galore bakery. School supplies can be dropped off at any of those sites through August 17.  Additional drop off sites include Walmart stores in Central Square, Oswego, and Fulton; Kinney Drugs in Mexico, Fulton, and Pulaski; Tops Friendly Market in Hannibal; Fulton Savings Bank in Phoenix; and NBT Bank’s east side branch in Oswego. For more information on United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign visit www.oswegounitedway.org. From left are: Nathaniel Ahart, Carolyn Ahart, Ariana Zink, and Stuff-A-Bus Campaign Co-Chairpersons Laurie Kelly, and United Way of Greater Oswego County Executive Director Patrick Dewine.