Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – Staff and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services gathered to show their support for one of Oswego County’s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the third Annual DSS Hospitality Gathering and United Way Bowling Fundraiser.
Held recently at Lakeview Lanes, the DSS employee bowl-a-thon raised more than $750 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, Jenn Delmar, Mary Maunder, Mandi Tice, Brooke McLymond and Denise Bowering did an excellent job putting this event together. Six teams 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.”
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 and in these times of ever shrinking resources, we know that many of these agencies rely on United Way to help fund critical programs that so many of our county residents rely on. We understand the need for these programs and see first hand the benefits of supporting the United Way. I would also like to recognize the following business who also helped to make this event so successful: Tops Markets, Verizon, McDonald’s, Burger King, Tim Horton’s, Burke’s Home Center, Lakeview Lanes and Lighthouse Lanes,” said Ferry.
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.