Oswego, NY – When it comes to community support and understanding the mission of United Way of Greater Oswego County no one realizes it more than the employees at Novelis. One of United Way’s most ardent supporters, Novelis and its employees are once again in the midst of an in-house campaign to benefit United Way. To date the campaign, which still has several weeks to go, has raised more than $60,000, in addition Novelis corporate provides approximately a 50% match to the employee campaign total.
Much of the success is credited to the creative ideas that employee campaign coordinator Julie Becker and Novelis’ United Way Campaign Committee incorporate to engage their co-workers and inspire them to support United Way. “Each year Novelis’ campaign coordinators offer a variety of incentives that add excitement to their campaign,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “From fun activities such as a basketball foul shot shoot-off and a polar plunge dunking booth to drawings for SU basketball tickets, an outdoor sportsman’s package, 50 / 50 drawings, and holiday basket drawings. Novelis employees are anxious to participate and enthusiastic about reaching their campaign goal.”
In addition to their support of its United Way campaign Novelis employees generously donate their time and talent to assist United Way with many of its initiatives. Novelis always provides a strong volunteer base for annual Stone Soup Luncheon as well as working closely with some of United Way’s partnering agencies such as ARISE. “Novelis has always stressed the importance of volunteerism. Their support of United Way goes well beyond their generous monetary donations to our campaign. Novelis and its employees are an important part of our community and we are proud to consider them one of our partners on our mission of ending hunger, helping children and youth succeed, and improving the health and well-being of families and individuals,” added McGrath.
Cutline for photo: Novelis employees volunteered their time in support of the United Way’s annual Stone Soup luncheon. Strong supporters of United Way Novelis employees are in the midst of an in-house campaign that to date has raised more than $60,000 to benefit United Way’s annual campaign. United Way’s Annual Campaign serves as a major fundraiser to help support the many human services programs that have a positive impact in the United Way’s core areas of ending hunger, helping children and youth succeed, and increasing the health and well-being of our communities. From left are United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine, Dave Domicolo of Novelis, United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, and Novelis employees Dick Delaney, Dave VanFleet, Xuan Huynh, Hoang Huynh, and Katy Brasser