‘Oswego Cares’ and Oswego Industries Conduct Winter Clothing Drive For Needy Children

OSWEGO, NY – The February snow and cold has reminded us what winter is really like in this little city sitting on the edge of Lake Ontario. What a timely event as ‘Oswego Cares’ along with Oswego Industries, conducted a winter clothing drive that benefited needy children in Oswego County.

Zink Screen Printing & Design owner, Glenn Zansitis, established the nonprofit organization ‘Oswego Cares’ in 2015.

Working together Zink Screen Printing & Design and Oswego Industries hosted a winter clothing drive. Front row from left: AJ Stephanowski and Jamie Nett. Back row from left: Kristen DeSantis, Michael Fillingham, Joe Bonacquisti, owner of Zink Screen Printing & Design and founder of ‘Oswego Cares,’ Glenn Zansitis, Josh Ladd, Coleen DeForest, Joy Preeman, Michael Lathrop, Tammy Jenner and Oswego Industries Human Resource Associate Michele Hourigan.
Working together Zink Screen Printing & Design and Oswego Industries hosted a winter clothing drive. Front row from left: AJ Stephanowski and Jamie Nett. Back row from left: Kristen DeSantis, Michael Fillingham, Joe Bonacquisti, owner of Zink Screen Printing & Design and founder of ‘Oswego Cares,’ Glenn Zansitis, Josh Ladd, Coleen DeForest, Joy Preeman, Michael Lathrop, Tammy Jenner and Oswego Industries Human Resource Associate Michele Hourigan.

“It’s part of my overall mission to reach out to people in our community. I believe it is my obligation as a person and business owner,” said Zansitis.

Zansitis collaborated with Michele Hourigan of Oswego Industries, to receive the donated clothing, and along with her team, they sorted more than 300 pieces of clothing.

“We were able to distribute the warm articles of clothing to more than 76 children and families,” said Hourigan.

Zansitis reached out to other organizations for food, volunteers, refreshments, and entertainment for the clothing drive event, including SUNY Oswego Chapter of Enactus, Premier Living Suites, Pathfinder Bank, Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Oswego Reformed Presbyterian Church, The Lighthouse Coworks, Mimi’s Home Cleaning, Canale’s Restaurant, Fajita Grill and Mark’s Pizzeria.

Entertainment was by John McConnell and Sophie Woods.

Organizations like ‘Oswego Cares’ and Oswego Industries are fully aware of the constant human needs that exist in Oswego’s economically challenged community.

When the help from volunteers come from multiple organizations that express an eagerness to support events that are designed to meet needs of its community, it truly shows that ‘Oswego Cares.’

To learn more about Zink Screen Printing & Design and future human interest events produced by ‘Oswego Cares,’ contact Zansitis at (315) 342-9465 or visit www.zinkshirts.com.