OSWEGO, NY – The Leadership Oswego County’s Class of 2013 will be delivering special gift bags to area seniors.
The group has been gathering things to help make life a little easier and more enjoyable for those residing in area senior sites.
They have put together more than 530 bags.
Recently, a notice was sent out to every bag delivery site for the newsletter indicating that a surprise visitor would be arriving at certain dates and times.
Residents, other than pen pals of the Leadership class, do not know they are getting bags.
A floor rep will be available at each site to make sure a bag is given to each person not in attendance.
Residents at Simeon Dewitt were told that on May 3 they’d have guests arriving at 6 p.m. and were asked to “join the Leadership Oswego County class of 2013 in your recreation room to receive a very special surprise.”
Each year, the Leadership Oswego County program prepares a select group of Oswego County residents to become community leaders of the future.
Graduates of the program are better prepared to serve the community in the roles of board member, citizen, employee or volunteer with organizations that serve our area.
Each Leadership class organizes a class project to benefit the residents of Oswego County.
The Leadership Oswego County Class of 2013 holds a special place in their heart for the seniors who have helped to shape our community.
This year, members of the class have pulled together to prepare something special for the residents of area senior apartments.
Deliveries will be made at:
Towpath – Wednesday, May 1 – 6 p.m.
Simeon – Friday, May 3 – 6 p.m.
Springbrook – Tuesday, May 7 – 7 p.m.
Fulton Mill – Thursday, May 9 – 4 p.m.
Among the items in the packages are Bags consisted of: Chapstick, calendar or puzzle book, Flashlight, Spiral key ring, Body wash, Gum, Lotion, Note pads, Address book, Pens and pencils, Tissues, Magnet with our thank you, Air freshener, and other items.
The class also initiated a pen pal system as well through this project. A total of 32 seniors have been paired up to communicate from their different senior facility. They receive special pen pal bags with stationery and stamps.
Pen pal bags also include: Calendar, Address book, Book of stamps, Large amount of greeting cards, Pens and Pencils, Envelopes, Folder with post its, pen and paper, and address labels for their pen pal match.
The Kinney’s store manager also contributed several items including sewing kits, candy, lotions and a few other items.