Oswego Elks Lodge Supports United Way

December 20th, 2012

73Oswego, NY ? In keeping with their tradition of giving back to the community, members of BPO Elks Lodge #271 recently presented United Way of Greater Oswego with a $5,000 donation in support of United Way?s Community Fund. Oswego Elks member, Tom Wuilliez said that the membership was happy to be able to help United Way in its efforts to improve the quality of life in Oswego and its neighboring communities.

?The United Way does a remarkable job helping those in need. The many programs supported by United Way, and administered through United Way member agencies, have a positive effect on those that they serve. From youth to seniors United Way programs make a difference. It is our community and we do take it personal. We are appreciative of what United Way does and are happy to be able to count them among the organizations that the Oswego Elks Lodge #271 supports,? said Wuilliez.

According to Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the agency?s Community Fund serves a wide variety of human services program. ?The Community Fund allows us to providing funding to those programs when they need it the most. The Community Fund is an essential part of our annual campaign and we are thankful that the Oswego Elks Lodge recognizes our efforts and chose us for this generous donation. It is a wonderful example of how the partnerships we create with our area organizations allow us to serve even more families and individuals in Oswego County,? said Trexler.

For more information on United Way of Greater Oswego County, or to contribute to their annual campaign, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for photo: Members of BPO Elks #271 in Oswego present Lois Luber, resource development director with United Way of Oswego County with a check for $5,000 for the United Way?s Community Fund. From left are: Tom Wuilliez, AJ Combs, Exalted Ruler, John Pelmear, Lois Luber, and John Rinaldo.

Advance Auto Parts Contributes $1000 to United Way at Ribbon Cutting in Pulaski

December 20th, 2012

72Pulaski, NY – District Manager, John Zeppos of Advance Auto Parts, presents representatives of United Way of Greater Oswego County with a check in the amount of $1,000 during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Advance Auto Parts store, 3840 State Route13 in Pulaski. ?We?re proud to be a part of the Pulaski community and on behalf of Advance Auto Parts we are happy to contribute to the United Way in support of its efforts to aid the community of Pulaski,? said Zeppos. In the front row from left are: Commercial Pro, Justin Whalen; Mobile Pro, Ron Flower; District Manager, John Zeppos; Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; United Way Resource Development Director, Lois Luber, and Margaret Clerkin of the Pulaski Chamber of Commerce. Back row from left: Mobile Pro, Eric Stock; and Retail Parts Pro, Tony Ketchum. For more information on the new Advance Auto Parts store in Pulaski contact them at 315-298-4388.

United Way Offers Mini-Grants

December 10th, 2012

Fulton, NY – In accordance with its mission of raising awareness of human needs in Oswego County and supporting solutions to address those needs, United Way of Greater Oswego County is offering a limited number of mini-grant funding opportunities for community organizations in Oswego County that reflect the agency?s mission and its five funding categories; Emergency Services, Health and Special Needs, Supporting Families and Children, Youth Development, and Senior Services.

Melanie Trexler, executive director of United Way of Greater Oswego County explained that the mini-grants are for not-for-profits serving Oswego County. ?Organizations that wish to apply for a mini-grant must submit a brief narrative that includes; a description of the project and proposed activities, its goals, who it will serve and how it will benefit those served. The project must also have clear, measurable goals and a defined beginning and end. Applicants are also encouraged to partner with other community organizations on the project,? said Trexler.

Not-for-Profits wishing to apply for a mini-grant should contact Melanie Trexler at 315-593-1900, or by e-mail at melanieunitedway@windstream.net. All proposals must be submitted no later than January 31, 2013.
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