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OCO Support Boosts United Way’s Annual Campaign

FULTON, NY – The United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Campaign received a welcome boost when representatives from Oswego County Opportunities presented the agency with the results of its in-house campaign in support of the United Way.

Representatives from Oswego County Opportunities present the United Way with the results from OCO’s in-house campaign in support of the United Way’s annual campaign. From left are: United Way resource development director Lois Luber and co-coordinators for OCO’s United Way Campaign Jo-Lyn Phillips and Stephanie Langdon.
Representatives from Oswego County Opportunities present the United Way with the results from OCO’s in-house campaign in support of the United Way’s annual campaign. From left are: United Way resource development director Lois Luber and co-coordinators for OCO’s United Way Campaign Jo-Lyn Phillips and Stephanie Langdon.

Members of OCO’s campaign committee attended numerous staff meetings in order to reach each of the 635 staff members who work out of the agency’s 50 different facilities.

Their efforts were successful as co-coordinator of the United Way campaign for OCO Jo-Lyn Phillips reported that OCO exceeded its overall agency goal and raised more than $13,000 for the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

“Once again the employees of OCO have shown concern for their community, and their respect for the efforts of the United Way,” said Phillips. “We are proud to be a partner agency with the United Way and strive to conduct as successful a campaign as possible to help support their efforts.”

Resource development director with the United Way Lois Luber was also impressed with the results from OCO’s campaign.

“Jo-Lyn, her co-coordinator Stephanie Langdon and their entire committee did a wonderful job coordinating OCO’s employee campaign,” said Luber. “Their generous donation will go a long way in helping our member agencies provide valuable human services to those in need in Oswego County.”

Phillips added additional praise for her coworkers and OCO’s Children Services – Pinewoods Head Start facility employees who led the way for the agency with a participation rate of 71 percent.

“OCO employees always blow me away with the results of our campaign. They’re one of the most generous and benevolent staffs in the county!” she said.