Catholic Charities of Oswego County Returns Home

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – After operating out of a temporary location for the past four months, Catholic Charities of Oswego County is moving back home to its permanent location at 365 W. First St., Fulton.

Since September, Catholic Charities has ably provided its services remotely from the former St. Michael’s Church building at 301 Beech St.

Beginning December 20 the agency will start moving its administrative offices and services back home.

“We are excited to be moving back,” said executive director Mary-Margaret Pezzella-Pekow. “The staff did a remarkable job these past few months as we continued to offer services and programs to those in need. Thanks to Helen Hoefer, supervisor of emergency services, our volunteers, and the generosity of our community, our food pantry remained accessible throughout our relocation and we were able to provide a record number of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Our CYO program continued to offer recreational activities for area youth, and thanks to Tracy Doyle we even had basketball!”

During the move back, Catholic Charities’ food pantry will be closed December 21-27.  The food pantry will reopen December 28.  The Thrift Store will reopen on January 3.

The CYO program will also be closed December 24 through December 27 and will reopen on December 28.

All other services and programs will be operating as usual and will be in place at the 365 W. First St. location on December 28.

“It’s been a long, but productive four months. Myself, and our entire board of directors, are very appreciative of the tremendous support we received from the Syracuse Diocese and caring community members. It made it possible for us to successfully provide our services during our relocation and now return to our offices at 365 W. First St. in Fulton,” added Pezzella-Pekow.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.

For more information on Catholic Charities of Oswego County and the many programs that it offers, call 315-598-3980 or visit