September 28th, 2011

12Fulton, NY ? The United Way of Greater Oswego County is once again offering its donors the opportunity to be rewarded for helping their community. The United Way?s Donor Incentive Program offers those who donate to the agency?s 2011 / 2012 Annual Campaign the opportunity to win special prizes as an incentive for supporting the United Way?s campaign.

Resource Development Director for the United Way, Lois Luber explains, ?We established our incentive campaign in 2008 in response to a suggestion by our Campaign Cabinet, due to the feedback we received from our donors and our campaign coordinators, we have decided to continue the incentive campaign and have once again partnered with a number of area business to offer our supporters the opportunity to win some great prizes. Those pledging a minimum donation of $1.00 per week for one year to the United Way?s 2011 / 2012 Annual Campaign will be automatically entered into the drawings, which will take place in the spring. These incentives are a nice way for us to do something for our donors and hopefully increase the number of first time pledges.?

Luber said that this year United Way is focused on having gift cards to area restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations as the prizes that donors to the United Way?s 2010 / 2011 Annual Campaign will be eligible to win. ?We are pleased to be able to offer these prizes to our donors and are appreciative of the support we have received from those who helped make these prizes available including; Burritt Motors, CENG, Entergy, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Planned Results, DuFore?s Jewelers, and Bosco & Geers,? said Luber.

Those interested may also register on line by visiting the United Way website, oswegounitedway.org. The prize drawings will be held in February. For more information on the United Way of Greater Oswego County or to make a donation to the 2011 / 2012 Annual Campaign, you may contact them at 593-1900.