Oswego County legislator representing the 22nd District, James Karasek organized a non-perishable food drive to benefit local agencies in dispersing food for those in need around the holidays. The Fulton TOPS store, 909 W. First St., is now home to a donation bin for customers to place purchased canned goods and non-perishable food items through the end of December. All collected food will be evenly distributed among Catholic Charities of Oswego County and Oswego County Opportunities’ Nutrition Services to be given to local families in need.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s “Great Tastings,” has added Man in the Moon Candies and Kathy’s Cakes and Specialty Treats as food vendors for the event, 2 – 5 p.m. May 1 at the Lake Ontario Conference Center, Oswego.
AmeriCorps volunteers Eve Simmonds and Paige Havener, pose with items collected at the July 31 AmeriCorps Food Drive at Voorhees Park. All items were donated to Catholic Charities’ food pantry.
Catholic Charities was founded in 1930 and has expanded its agency with many programs and services that have touched thousands of children, families and individuals throughout Oswego County. Generous gifts and donations to Catholic Charities have supported more than 160,000 children, woman and men in need.
The fourth annual City of Fulton employees’ golf tournament fundraiser, held July 26, at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Palermo, raised $4,500 for Catholic Charities of Oswego County said Tom Schimpff, event chairman.
Catholic Charities is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Expo on Saturday May 10 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the Fulton War Memorial,” it was announced by Mary Margaret Pezella Pekow. It will be free and open to the public. “We wanted to host this event to educate, fight stigma and improve awareness of mental health
The Family Fun Festival will feature a variety of fall themed games and activities including: pumpkin bowling, pumpkin ring toss, a bounce house, and plenty of arts and crafts projects. Refreshments such as apple cider, donuts and popcorn will also be available.
As the Emergency Assistance Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County prepares for the holiday season Helen Hoefer, director of Catholic Charities’ Community Services program invites you to experience the true meaning of the holidays by helping those less fortunate.
Stacie Roberts, supervisor of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s CYO program, models one of her many balloon creations that she will be making for children during Catholic Charities’ first ever Family Fall Festival.
Children of all ages may participate in a variety of fall themed games and activities including: pumpkin bowling, pumpkin ring toss, a bounce house, and plenty of arts & crafts projects. Refreshments such as apple cider, donuts and popcorn will also be available.