United Way’s Chicken BBQ / Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser a Success

10/20/2017

United Way’s Chicken BBQ / Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser a SuccessOswego, NY –United Way of Greater Oswego County Campaign Assistant Kay Duguay (r) poses with some of the volunteers that helped make the United Way’s Chicken BBQ / Chili Cook-Off fundraiser a success.

Hosted by Woodchuck Saloon in Oswego the event raised more than $1,170 in support of United Way’s Annual Campaign.

We are grateful to Becky Walpole of Woodchuck Saloon for hosting the event, cooking the chickens and preparing the dinners, and our board members that brought their homemade chili for the cook-off,” said Duguay. “We served 200 chicken dinners and it would not have been possible without the tremendous support we received from our valued volunteers and the many community members that graciously chose to support this event. Thank you to everyone involved!

From left are Catherine Clancy, MaryLu Ferguson, Theresa Cooper, and Kay Duguay

SUNY Walk-A-Thon Supports United Way Campaign

10/12/2017

SUNY Walk-A-Thon Supports United Way CampaignOswego, NY – Members of VEGA, SUNY Oswego’s Junior and Senior Women’s Honors Society, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) recently sponsored the 26th annual Walk-A-Thon “Oswego Walks United” on the SUNY Oswego campus.

The event raised more than $500 in support of the many human services programs offered through United Way funded agencies.  “The care and concern that students and staff of SUNY Oswego show for their community is inspiring.  We grateful to the members of SEFA, VEGA, PRSSA, for organizing the ‘Oswego Walks United’ and to everyone that participated,” said Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.

For information on the United Way of Greater Oswego County visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

United Way Stone Soup Luncheon Celebrates 12 Years of Fighting Hunger

10/9/2017

Ali McGrath, resource development director with United Way of Greater Oswego County meets with Deacon Nick Alvaro to discuss plans for United Way’s Annual Stone Soup LuncheonFulton, NY – With a focus on its impact area of ending hunger United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold its 12th Annual Stone Soup Luncheon November 9 at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 West First Street in Oswego from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon helps to stock the shelves of Oswego County’s food pantries that provide food for thousands of hungry families and individuals.

“With the holidays fast approaching it becomes more challenging for our pantries to meet the demand for food subsidy. Our Stone Soup Luncheon goes a long way in helping to meet that demand,” said United Way Development Director Ali McGrath.

The menu for United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon will feature several varieties of soups from some of the area’s most popular restaurants and eateries. Local business will also be providing salad, rolls, and dessert to complete the menu.

“We greatly appreciate the support our luncheons have received from local businesses and individuals,” added McGrath. “The efforts of our volunteers, which include community members as well as employees from the area businesses and organizations, make the luncheon possible; those that attend the luncheon make it a success. The Stone Soup Luncheon is a perfect example of our community coming together to Live United,” 

Open to the public, the United Way Stone Soup Luncheon will be held at St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 West First Street in Oswego from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  United Way will be accepting a donation of $5.00 per person and those attending are urged to bring a donation of non-perishable food items.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to make a donation, may contact the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s office at 315-593-1900. 

All proceeds from the United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon, as well as the food that is collected, will be donated to food pantries at the Human Concerns Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and the Salvation Army of Oswego County.

Cut line for photo: Ali McGrath, resource development director with United Way of Greater Oswego County meets with Deacon Nick Alvaro to discuss plans for United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Luncheon.  Scheduled for November 9 the luncheon will at held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Parish Center, 240 West First Street in Oswego.  All proceeds from the event, as well as the food collected, will be donated to local food pantries.

BBQ to Benefit United Way

10/02/2017

Woodchuck Saloon supports United WayOswego, NY –Woodchuck Saloon, 1 Mitchell Street in Oswego will host a Chicken BBQ to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County beginning at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, October 15. In addition to the BBQ there will also be a United Way Chili Cook-Off!

Woodchuck Saloon is famous for its Chicken BBQs and has hosted numerous fundraisers,” said United Way Campaign Assistant Kay Duguay. “We are grateful that they have chosen to partner with us to increase awareness of United Way and help raise funds to benefit the many human services programs that United Way supports,

We are always willing to help,” added Becky Walpole, owner of Woodchuck Saloon. “United Way does much for our community and we are looking forward to hosting this chicken BBQ for them.

As part of the BBQ United Way staff and board members will engage in some friendly competition with United Way’s first Chili Cook-Off! “United Way staff and board members will be fine tuning their own recipes and bringing their homemade chili to the BBQ. Attendees will be able to taste each chili and vote on their favorite,” explained Duguay.

The United Way Chicken BBQ begins at 12:00 Noon and continues until sold out. Dinners include chicken, Woodchuck style baked beans, salt potatoes, and roll. Pre-sale tickets are $10 and available at Woodchuck Saloon, Clubhouse Tavern and from United Way staff. Dinners are available for takeout or delivery. For more information contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: Woodchuck Saloon supports United Way.  Representatives from the United Way of Greater Oswego County meet with Becky Walpole (c), owner of Woodchuck Saloon in preparation for a Chicken BBQ fundraiser to benefit United Way. The BBQ will be held October 15 from 12:00 Noon until sold out at Woodchuck Saloon, 1 Mitchell Street in Oswego.  The event will also feature the United Way’s first Chili Cook-Off! United Way staff and board members will be competing for best tasting chili. Pictured with Walpole are United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath (l) and United Way Campaign Assistant Kay Duguay (r). For more information on the event you may contact your United Way office at 593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.