OSWEGO, NY – For the third consecutive year, the local Oswego StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Shop has made a contribution together with its customers to the Oswego Public Library campaign.
This year, the local convenience store and gas station contributed a gift of $750, matching the amount its customers contributed toward the project during StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Holiday Match that collects gifts every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe take our role in the community very seriously,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Oswego StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Store Manager David Smith. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are proud to match the gifts our customers make to their favorite local causes each year. The Oswego Public Library renovation project is something that will improve the community and be enjoyed and utilized for years to come.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
This yearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s donation will be used for furniture in the renovated and expanded library.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe support of local businesses like StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s is very important to our project,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Library Director Carol Ferlito. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œNot only does it help us achieve our goals, it also speaks to the local commitment of the businesses here in our community. StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s and their customers have been strong and important supporters of this project.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
This year, StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Holiday Match program raised a record $1.2 million across 30 counties in New York and New England.
For decades the store has been collecting customer donations and matching those contributions to benefit local charities that directly affect children.
Although StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s operated stores in many different locations, its commitment to each of those local communities is part of its company culture.
StewartÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Foundation President Susan Dake said, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are dedicated to our ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“We are Closer to YouÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ theme. We want to be more than just another business in town. Our goal is to be a valued member of the community.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Individual contributions can be made to the Oswego Public LibraryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s campaign by calling the campaign office at (315) 216-6176.
For more information about the Oswego Public Library, visit www.oswegopubliclibrary.org