The ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Board of Oswego and the local Red Cross Chapter formed an alliance to provide Christmas gifts to local families in need. The Red Cross Club is a group of students who meet to raise money for the Red Cross, develop leadership skills, and to form friendships through caring and working with other Red Cross members.
The ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Board of Oswego will sponsor a holiday crafts program for children in grades kindergarten through grade six on Sunday, December 20th at the Butch Ponzi Recreation Center, Fort Ontario. All craft supplies are provided free of charge. Volunteers will demonstrate and help children assemble various crafts including jeweled ornaments, wooden ornaments, snowmen, and a snow cone tree. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Each year, the ChildrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Board provides clothing, school supplies, holiday gifts, or other items to children of families who have been identified as in-need. The group partners with school district nurses and Catholic Charities to determine families who will receive support.