DSS Event Benefits United Way

June 3rd, 2014

134Fulton, NY ? Staff and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) gathered to show their support for one of Oswego County?s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the Fourth Annual DSS Hospitality Gathering & United Way Bowling Fundraiser.

Held recently at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton, the DSS employee bowl-a-thon raised more than $870 in support of United Way. ?It was a great way to raise money for United Way, said John Ferry of DSS. ?Our planning committee members: Jill Wood, Mandi Tice, Veronica Turner, and Denise Bowering did an excellent job putting this event together. Thirty-two bowlers participated and everyone had a great time! To make it even more enjoyable we awarded a prize to the team that raised the most money and held a drawing for gift baskets. I would also like to recognize Lakeview Lanes for helping to make this fundraiser so successful.?

Ferry added that DSS staff recognizes the positive impact that United Way has in Oswego County. ?Many of our partner agencies receive funding through United Way. Many of these agencies rely on United Way to help fund critical programs that so many of our county residents rely on. We at DSS support the United Way because we see the tremendous need here in our community on a daily basis and appreciate what the United Way and its partner agencies are doing to help support our community.

Working through 20 local partner agencies, United Way of Greater Oswego County supports 34 programs in five areas of service: emergency services, children and family services, health and special needs, senior services, and youth development. For more information on your United Way, contact their office at 315-593-1900.