FULTON, NY Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The United Way of Greater Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Members of OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign committee attended numerous staff meetings in order to reach each of the 635 staff members who work out of the agencyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Once again the employees of OCO have shown concern for their community, and their respect for the efforts of the United Way,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Phillips. Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Resource development director with the United Way Lois Luber was also impressed with the results from OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s campaign.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jo-Lyn, her co-coordinator Stephanie Langdon and their entire committee did a wonderful job coordinating OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s employee campaign,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Luber. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Their generous donation will go a long way in helping our member agencies provide valuable human services to those in need in Oswego County.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Phillips added additional praise for her coworkers and OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Children Services – Pinewoods Head Start facility employees who led the way for the agency with a participation rate of 71 percent.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“OCO employees always blow me away with the results of our campaign. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re one of the most generous and benevolent staffs in the county!Ã¢â‚¬Â she said.