United Way Intern Says Thank You

To The Editor:
As finishing my second year as intern for United Way’s Stone Soup Luncheon, I would like to extend a personal thank you to all volunteers, sponsors and attendees who offered their support to the Annual Stone Soup Luncheon hosted by St. Joseph’s Parish in Oswego.

Seeing so many community members, students, and volunteers come together to support a cause was once again an amazing experience.

The massive support for the event’s mission to end hunger in Oswego County is truly inspiring.

Even more exciting was having many local businesses contribute to the event, creating a warming and close-knit experience.

For this I would graciously like to thank the six local restaurants for providing delicious soups.

Thank you to the seven other local businesses for other specialty menu items that were served that day.

I would also like to note the generous contributions from Oswego Lions Club.

Once again, I appreciate seeing the efforts of the volunteer committee continue the annual tradition.

Thank you to our members Marion Ciciarelli, Helen Hoefer and MaryLu Ferguson for again supporting Stone Soup.

I would also like recognize the volunteer efforts of many loyal community members who return year after year; and SUNY Oswego students, including interns, service club members, and several members of the Women’s Hockey team at Oswego State for their volunteer work.

With the combined efforts of volunteers, attendees and sponsors, Stone Soup was truly successful in its 11th year.

A total of more than $1,300 in donations and countless non-perishable items will provide Human Concerns, Catholic Charities, and Salvation Army, with the necessary support needed to get through the holidays.

The luncheon highlighted the positive impact community members have by coming together; being a part of the event was a valuable experience I will always cherish.

Thank you to everyone for your support!


Alyssa Barrett
Stone Soup Intern
SUNY Oswego Student
United Way Greater Oswego County