FULTON, NY – One the United Way’s most generous supporters officially kicked off their in-house employee campaign with an informational and inspiring meeting where they announced their goal for the United Way’s 2014 – 2015 Annual Campaign.
Novelis United Way employee campaign committee members and campaign coordinators Erin Nalle and Gabrielle Izard are excited about this year’s campaign and are looking forward to continuing its run of exceeding the previous year’s contributions.
“Novelis employees feel strongly about the work that United Way and its member agencies does to improve the quality of life in Oswego County,” said Nalle. “Many of our co-workers have their own personal stories on how a friend, a loved one, a family member, or perhaps even themselves have benefited from United Way supported programs.”
To signify the kind of impact that United Way has on the community Nalle and Izard invited representatives from a number of Oswego County human services agencies to speak with Novelis employees and to explain what their organization does and the positive results that its programs provide.
In an effort to ensure the success of their campaign Nalle and Izard have planned a number of incentives and activities to engage the employees including a chicken barbecue and a chance to win tickets to the Syracuse vs. Duke game.
“The chance to win tickets to that intense rivalry game was a big boost to last year’s campaign and anticipate it will be so again this year,” said Izard.
Novelis’ chicken barbecue, which is available to the public, will be held November 15 at Lighthouse Lanes, 295 E. Albany St. in Oswego from noon to 4 p.m.
Dinners are $10 each and include BBQ beans, salt potatoes, roll and dessert. Pre-orders are available by contacting Nalle at (315) 349-0237 or via e-mail at [email protected]
“Novelis has a generous history of supporting the United Way,” added Nalle. “We are fortunate to work for a company that gladly gives back to its community. United Way’s campaign slogan of Positive Community Impact and its focus on ending hunger, helping youth succeed, and improving the overall health and well-being of our communities aligns nicely with the vision we share at Novelis; building a brighter future by donating our time and sharing our good fortune to ensure a better tomorrow for generations to come.”