Leadership Oswego County to support seniors through gift bags

OSWEGO — The class of 2013 for Leadership Oswego County, a program of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, is kicking off its “Supporting Our Seniors” campaign.

The class will focus on providing gift bags for residents of selected senior living facilities in Oswego County. The bags will contain items identified as needed by those living there.

“The older people in our community helped make Oswego County the great place it is to live today,” said Eric Cronk, co-leader of the project. “We want to make it known how much they are truly appreciated.”

The group will collect items through the end of April. Items most needed include stamps, envelopes, pens, pencils, greeting cards, batteries and notepads. For a full list or to make a donation, visit http://oswegocountysos.wordpress.com

Participants in the leadership class are individuals who hope to one day become leaders in some facet in the Oswego County community. The duration of the college’s Leadership Oswego County program is nine months, and during this time members are exposed to key people in the community who have knowledge and experience in leadership.

The 2013 class represents the 20th year of the program.

To make a donation, contact Chad Whelsky, collections chairman, at 297-8882.

For more information about Leadership Oswego County, contact the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations at 312-3492 or [email protected]