Oswego Industries, Inc. recently received a donation of a three-door, refrigerated soda display unit from Tom Rookey of Sackets Harbor. The display unit is being used in the nonprofit’s “Fun Rock Cafe,” which is both a cafeteria for staff and program participants and a job training program for adults with disabilities.
“This is fantastic,” said the Cafe’s manager, Bob Spinelli. “One of our other units was nearly 40 years old, and had already been repaired twice. It was only a matter of time before that one broke, and there’s no way we could have afforded to replace it.”
Oswego Industries, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit Community Rehabilitation Program which has been providing programs and services to adults with disabilities since 1968. Services include pre-vocational and vocational training, day habilitation services, and Medicaid Service Coordination. Its mission is to be a partner in the development of comprehensive community services designed to improve the quality of life for all people, with the primary emphasis on those with disabilities, by providing the necessary support programs to enable individuals to grow with dignity and achieve their highest level of independence and self-fulfillment. Most recently, the organization was named winner of the Chamber of Commerce Not-For-Profit of the Year Award for 2009.
Its sister agency, ARC of Oswego County, provides services to children and seniors with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities.