Oswego Lions Club supports Stone Soup Luncheon

11/2/2018

Oswego Lions Club supports Stone Soup LuncheonOswego, NY – The Oswego Lions Club recently showed its commitment to supporting the local community by contributing $1,000 to help the United Way of Greater Oswego County fight hunger.

The donation went toward the United Way’s annual Stone Soup Luncheon held on Oct. 30 at St. Joseph’s Parish Center. Each year the event brings together area businesses and community members to collect monetary and nonperishable food donations which are used to fill the shelves of local pantries as the holiday season quickly approaches.

We are extremely thankful for the continued support of the Oswego Lions Club,” said Lexie Wallace, United Way resource development director. “Over the years they have given thousands of dollars to food pantries throughout Oswego County, allowing agencies to provide nutritious meals to countless families in need.

Wallace said the sponsorship from the Lions Club, combined with donations collected from event attendees, resulted in hundreds of dollars and boxes of nonperishable food items going to three local pantries: the Human Concerns Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Salvation Army of Oswego County.

Along with the contribution from the Lions Club, Wallace said the day would not have been possible without help from generous local businesses and teams of dedicated volunteers.

We are grateful for the many local businesses that stepped up to provide soup and sides for the event,” said Wallace. “We were also fortunate to have groups of volunteers from Novelis and the SUNY Oswego Women’s Hockey Team who helped with everything from setup and salad prep to sorting nonperishable food donations and serving soup. I think this event really showcased how much can be accomplished when people come together for a shared cause.

Ending hunger in Oswego County is one of the United Way’s three main target areas. To learn more about the organization and find updates about future events, visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: The Oswego Lions Club assisted the United Way of Greater Oswego County in fighting hunger by providing a $1,000 check in support of the recent Stone Soup Luncheon. United Way Resource Development Director Lexie Wallace, pictured at left, recently attended a Lions Club meeting to thank the group for its continued support.

DuFore’s Jewelers supports the United Way Annual Campaign

11/2/2018

DuFore’s Jewelers supports the United Way Annual CampaignOswego, NY – DuFore’s Jewelers is once again serving as a shining example of a community-minded small business by continuing the annual tradition of donating a diamond ring to be raffled in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Campaign.

This year’s diamond ring is 14 karat white gold with a .5 karat center stone and eight side diamonds. The ring is currently on display at DuFore’s Jewelers, 94 West Second Street in Oswego.

I’m not sure which is more dazzling, this year’s ring or the continued generosity from DuFore’s,” said Lexie Wallace, United Way resource development director. “The unwavering support we receive from local small businesses is incredible. It takes an entire community working together to create positive change, and I believe we have that level of dedication here in Oswego County.

This year’s diamond ring is valued at $1,800, but locals can take a chance on winning the ring for as little as $1 per raffle ticket or $5 for six tickets. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit the United Way’s mission of ending hunger, supporting children and youth, and ensuring wellness throughout Oswego County.

Tickets are available at DuFore’s Jewelers, the United Way office located inside the Community Bank building at 1 South First Street in Fulton, and from United Way staff and board members. The winning ticket will be drawn at noon on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

For more information, visit the United Way’s website at www.oswegounitedway.org or call the office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for photo: United Way of Greater Oswego County Resource Development Director Lexie Wallace displays the $1,800 diamond ring recently donated by Dufore’s Jewelers in Oswego. The ring features a .5 karat center diamond with eight side diamonds and will be given to one lucky winner through a raffle in support of the United Way’s Annual Campaign. Tickets are available now at DuFore’s Jewelers located at 94 West Second Street in Oswego, the United Way office in the Community Bank building at 1 South First Street in Fulton, and from United Way staff and board members. The diamond ring will be on display at DuFore’s Jewelers throughout the holiday season. Pictured from left are Greg DuFore, Wallace, and Mark DuFore.