Burritt Motors Drives Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

8/9/2016

Burritt SAB DonationOswego, NY – Rich Burritt (l) of Burritt Motors in Oswego recently presented the United Way with a check for $500 to help purchase additional school supplies for the agency?s annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.? Partnering with school districts throughout Oswego County, as well as several businesses and organizations, United Way of Greater Oswego County?s Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects and distributes school supplies to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County. For more information, or to make a donation to the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.? Accepting the check from Rich are Stuff-A-Bus co-chairperson Laurie Kelly and Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine.

National Grid Supports United Way Campaign

7/25/2016

National Grid UW 2016 DonationFulton, NY ? Community and Customer Manager for National Grid Walter Dengos (l) presents Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine (r), with a check in the amount of $5,000 representing National Grid?s corporate support of United Way?s Annual Campaign.? ?National Grid is proud to partner with United Way of Oswego County to assist?the great work being done every day?in the communities in?which we also serve,? said Dengos.? ?We greatly appreciate National Grid?s commitment to United Way,? added Dewine.? ?Thanks to caring companies such as National Grid we are able to continue our efforts in our three impact areas; ending hunger, helping children and youth succeed, and improving the health and well-being of families and individuals.?

United Way Golf Tournament a Success

7/20/2016

UW Go Pro WinnerFulton, NY ? Kay Duguay, campaign assistant with United Way of Greater Oswego County presents Dylan Morgia with a Go Pro Hero digital camera courtesy of the Oswego Lions Club. Morgia was the winner of the Oswego Lions Club raffle board during the United Way?s Annual Golf Tournament.? ?We?re pleased that the Oswego Lions Club sponsored this year?s raffle board.? It was one of the many games and drawings that helped to make this year?s golf tournament such a success,? said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.

United Way Kicks Off Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

7/20/2016

Patrick with Pulaski volsOswego, NY ? Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine has announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign is underway.

Working in collaboration with the Oswego County Teachers Association (OCTA), the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), school districts throughout Oswego County and area businesses and organizations the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

?We are very appreciative of the effort that OCTA, along with CSEA, and all of our county school districts put forth to help make the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign a success.? Hundreds of families benefit from this campaign and are grateful for the supplies they receive.? This would not be possible without the support we receive from the businesses and organizations that host their own school supply collections and serve as official donation sites for the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign and the area school districts that host the distribution of the school supplies,? said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine.

The following businesses are currently accepting donations for the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.? The campaign will culminate with a special collection day to be held August 24 when school buses will be at these sites from 8:30 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.

  • Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square
  • Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego
  • Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Fulton
  • Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main Street in Mexico
  • Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski
  • Kinney Drugs at 17 South 1st Street in Fulton
  • The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal
  • Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

Additionally, on Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 am ? 11:30 am The Club House Tavern 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a breakfast in support of United Way?s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.? Sponsored by Eagle Beverage, Peter and Ann Wiltsie, and The Club House Tavern the breakfast is open to the public.? The suggested minimum donation for the breakfast is $5.00 for adults with children 10 and under free.? There will also be drawings for a chance to win a Labatt?s Mountain Bike, courtesy of Eagle Beverage and a 12-foot Pelican Kayak courtesy of The Club House Tavern, both of which are on display at The Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer?s Ali.? Tickets for the Labatt?s Mountain Bike drawing are $1.00 each.? Tickets for the 12-foot Pelican Kayak drawing are $5.00 each.? There will also be a 50 / 50 drawing with all proceeds benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.

Dewine said that the school supplies collected through the Stuff-A-Bus campaign will be distributed to students in their respective school districts, while supply lasts, according to the following schedule.? A copy of your child’s 2015-2016 School Report Card will be required for entrance to pick up school supplies.

APW ?????????????? August 26??????? 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the APW Bus Garage
Central Square August 26??????? 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Central Square Ed. Center
Fulton????????????? August 26??????? 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Fairgrieve Elementary School
Hannibal????????? August 26??????? 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Kinney Elementary School
Mexico??????????? August 26??????? 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Mexico Middle School Gym
Oswego??????????? August 26??????? 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fitzhugh Park School
Phoenix?????????? August 26??????? 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Maroun Elementary School
Pulaski???????????? August 26??????? 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Pulaski Middle / Senior School
Sandy Creek??? August 25??????? 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Elementary School Cafeteria

For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine (r) joins volunteers during last year?s the Stuff-A-Bus collection day in Pulaski.? The Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, which collects donations of school supplies for less fortunate students, is now underway throughout Oswego County.? This year?s campaign will culminate with a special collection day on August 24 when busses will be at several Oswego County locations from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.? The supplies will be distributed through each school district in the county.? For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit oswegounitedway.org.

Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-A-Bus

6/29/2016

UW Breakfast CommitteeOswego, NY – The Club House Tavern, in Oswego and Eagle Beverage have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County?s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

On Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 am ? 11:30 am The Club House Tavern 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a breakfast in support of United Way?s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.? Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern the breakfast is open to the public.? The suggested minimum donation for the breakfast is $5.00 for adults with children 10 and under free.?? All donations will benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

?This is the eleventh year that we have hosted this event,? said Robert McGrath, owner of The Club House Tavern.? ?The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs.? We?ve enjoyed plenty of community support over the years and are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.?

?We are very appreciative of the continued support we receive from, The Club House Tavern / Spencer?s Ali, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,? added Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Patrick Dewine.? ?Last year we were able to provide approximately 1800 students with the school supplies they needed to begin the school year.? Businesses and community members coming together to help our youth and show support for their United Way and the way that we strive to help youth succeed is inspiring.? What better way to strengthen our community than investing in today?s youth, which will become tomorrow?s leaders.? I am looking forward to the event and I invite everyone to join us for a delicious breakfast.?

In addition to the breakfast there will be drawings for a chance to win a Labatt?s Mountain Bike, courtesy of Eagle Beverage and a 12-foot Pelican Kayak courtesy of The Club House Tavern, both of which are on display at The Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer?s Ali.? Tickets for the Labatt?s Mountain Bike drawing are $1.00 each.? Tickets for the 12-foot Pelican Kayak drawing are $5.00 each.? There will also be a 50 / 50 drawing with all proceeds benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.? The winners of the bike and kayak will be announced at the end of the breakfast, you need not be present to win.

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and a number of local businesses and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on August 24 when school buses will be at the following sites from 8:30 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.

  • Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square
  • Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego
  • Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Fulton
  • Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main Street in Mexico
  • Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski
  • Kinney Drugs at 17 South 1st Street in Fulton
  • The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal
  • Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

For more information on the breakfast, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign or the drawings for the Labatt?s Mountain Bike and 12-foot Pelican Kayak, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for Banner photo:? The Club House Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s annual Stuff-A-Bus Breakfast on Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.? Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s Stuff-A-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year.? The United Way Breakfast is open to the public with a minimum $5.00 suggested donation per adult, children 10 and under are free. Pictured above kneeling in front are United Way Breakfast Committee members Robert McGrath (co-chairman) and Jim Schneider.? Standing from left are Bernie Coe, United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine, Pat Barry, John Kelly, Laurie Kelly, Dan Dorsey (co-chairman), and Bill Tucker.? Absent from the photo are Liz Dorsey and Liz McGrath.

Local Companies Support to United Way Golf Tournament

6/8/2016

Local Companies Support to United Way Golf TournamentFulton, NY ? United Way of Greater Oswego County?s Annual Golf Tournament is only weeks away and is welcoming a number of new companies who have stepped up to lend support to United Way.

New sponsors for this year?s United Way Golf Tournament include Barnhart Crane and Rigging; AmeriGas Propane; Penske Logistics, and Pathfinder Bank. ?I?m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have received for our golf tournament,? said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.? ?I am pleased to say that we are welcoming a number of new sponsors along with several returning sponsors to the tournament and we are very appreciative of their commitment to United Way.?

These new sponsors are joining a list of dedicated supporters that include Burke?s Home Center, Fulton Savings Bank, Wayne Drug?s, Planned Results, and Quaker Chemical.? ?Along with our returning major sponsors; Entergy, Exelon Generation, Burritt Motors, Novelis, and National Grid? there are promises to make this year?s tournament one that golfers will be anxious to be a part of,? add McGrath.

To be held July 11th the United Way Golf Tournament offer two flights of golf, an 8:00 a.m. tee off and a 2:00 p.m. tee off.? Registration for the four man captain and crew teams includes: golf cart, goodie bag, breakfast, snacks, and a chicken and steak lunch for the morning flight; Sandwiches, snacks and a chicken and steak dinner for the afternoon flight.

McGrath added that there are additional opportunities available for those interested in being a part of the tournament including foursomes, food and beverage and/or hole sponsorships.? United Way is also accepting items for the silent auction that takes place immediately following the tournament, for businesses that would like to lend their support at that level.? The deadline for registration is June 24th.

For more information on the 2016 United Way Golf Tournament, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at aliunitedway@windstream.net.??

Cut line for photo: United Way Resource Development Director, Ali McGrath and Campaign Assistant Kalyn Duguay meet with sponsors of the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s 21st Annual Golf Tournament. To be held, Monday, July 11th at the Oswego Country Club, the United Way Golf Classic provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf and while helping to support the Community Care Fund for the United Way.? From left are: Connie Chrisman of AmeriGas Propane; Matt Davis of Penske Logistics; Michelle Murphy of the Oswego Country Club; Kim Stevens of AmeriGas Propane; Melissa Miller of Pathfinder Bank; Nick Melfi of Barnhart Crane and Rigging; Kalyn Duguay and Ali McGrath.? For more information on the 2016 United Way Golf Tournament, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at aliunitedway@windstream.net.

FEMA

5/26/2016

FULTON, NY ? The United Way of Greater Oswego County has announced that it is in the planning stages for the distribution of $66,437 in funding that it has received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The funding, which can be used for food, rent assistance and utility assistance, is available to 501?3, not-for-profit agencies offering human services programs. Those agencies interested in applying for FEMA funding must submit a request to the United Way of Greater Oswego County no later than Friday, June 3, 2016.

The local FEMA board will convene on June 7, 10:30am at the United Way office, 1 South First St. in Fulton, to review all requests.

For more information on the availability of local FEMA funding, contact the United Way office at 593-1900, x 201.

Oswego Lions Club supports United Way Golf Tournament

5/23/2016

UW & Oswego Lions ClubFulton, NY ?? Kalyn Duguay (r), campaign assistant with United Way of Greater Oswego County meets with Karen Hammond (l) of the Oswego Lions Club in preparation for the 21st Annual United Way of Greater Oswego County Golf Tournament.? The Oswego Lions Club, which is sponsoring the United Way?s Raffle Board for this year?s golf tournament, has donated a GoPro camera with stand as the raffle board prize.? A limited number of squares, available for $5 each, will be offered during both the morning and afternoon flights of the tournament.? All proceeds will benefit United Way?s Community Care Fund that provides funding to 27 different human service programs throughout Oswego County.? ?We?re grateful to the Oswego Lions Club for sponsoring our Raffle Board and donating such a great prize,? said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.

The United Way golf tournament will be held July 11th at the Oswego County Club.? For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations wishing to be involved with the event, or team registration, visit the agency?s website at oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900, ext. 202.

DSS Event Benefits United Way

5/17/2016

UW DSS Hazzy's AngelsFulton, 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 6th Annual DSS Spring Bowling Fling.

The DSS employee bowl-a-thon raised more than $1,800 in support of United Way.? ?This was our most successful ?Spring Fling? ever,? said John Ferry, coordinator of Child Support Enforcement at DSS.? ?There were 19 teams consisting of 89 bowlers as well many more that joined us to watch the fun.? In addition to DSS employees we had teams from the County Clerk’s office, United Way, and Novelis.? Thank you to all the bowlers and community members that came out to support the event, especially the DSS Hospitality group and our United Way fundraising staff that helped to organize the event.?

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.??

Cut line for photo: Staff and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) raised more than $1800 in support of one of Oswego County?s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the 6th Annual DSS Spring Bowling Fling at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. ?Pictured above are members of the winning team, Hazzy’s Angels, from left are Taylor Lower, Candice Hutchinson, Maria Burnswick, Morgan Cliff, and Paige Blum.

Kalyn Duguay joins United Way Staff

5/17/2016

Fulton, NY ? Patrick Dewine, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, has announced that Kalyn Duguay, campaign assistant, is the newest member of the United Way staff.

A recent graduate of SUNY Oswego, Duguay holds a Bachelor?s Degree in communications with a minor in business and has been serving an internship with United Way since September.? ?Duguay is pleased to have the opportunity to continue being a part of United Way.? ?I learned a lot during my internship,” said Duguay.?? ?I was aware of United Way, and as a teenager working at Wegman?s in Buffalo I would contribute to United Way, but I didn?t realize the amount of impact it has on the overall health of the communities it serves.? After witnessing this impact first hand I?m happy to be a part of an agency that does so much to bring about positive change in my community.? I consider it a privilege to be able to work for United Way of Greater Oswego County and know that the work that we do means so much to so many.??

As campaign assistant, Duguay will be working closely with United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath and Executive Director Patrick Dewine on all aspects of the agency?s annual campaign and special events, including the upcoming United Way Golf Tournament, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, and the annual United Way Breakfast.

?Event planning has always been a passion for me,? said Duguay.? ?I was very involved with our Stone Soup Too luncheon in Fulton and I?m currently busy recruiting teams for the golf tournament, procuring sponsors, and collecting donations for the silent auction that is part of the tournament.?? Stone Soup Too was one of our most successful and the golf tournament is also receiving great support.? It?s rewarding to help put together events that are well received and enjoyed by those that attend. ?

Duguay will also be heavily involved with the United Way?s use of social media.? ?During my time as an intern we greatly expanded our social media presence on Facebook and other outlets such as Twitter and Instagram, which are vital when it comes to reaching young adults and educating them about United Way and the positive impact it has on our three core areas; ending hunger, helping children and youth succeed, and improving the health and well-being of families and individuals,? said Duguay

?Kalyn did a wonderful job as an intern and we are happy to have her as our new campaign assistant.? Her enthusiasm for the work that we do and her eagerness to do whatever it takes to achieve success will prove to be a welcome addition to our staff,” added McGrath.

For more information on United Way of Greater Oswego County visit oswegounitedway.org or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.