United Way To Kick Off Annual Campaign

OSWEGO, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County will announce the beginning of its 2017 Annual Campaign at a kickoff breakfast to be held September 7.

Hosted by the American Foundry in Oswego, this year’s United Way Campaign will feature a unique theme and an approach that is new to United Way.

“The theme for our 2017 campaign is ‘Share Your Story,’ said United Way Campaign Assistant Kay Duguay. “We’re asking community members to share their story of why they support United Way. We have invited members of our campaign cabinet, board of directors and member agency representatives to speak at the breakfast and talk about why they feel supporting United Way is important and how doing so not only helps others, but is personally rewarding as well.”

The “Share Your Story” theme is a reflection of the campaign that United Way has just begun on social media.

“We are encouraging community members to ‘like’ our Facebook page and through the use of social platforms such as Twitter and Instagram, share their stories of why they are involved with, and continue to support, their local United Way. We want community members to know, that while the common element as to why they choose to support United Way is to make a significant impact on the lives of those that access United Way funded programs, there are many ways to demonstrate that support. From individual donations and workplace donations to sharing their time and talents as a United Way volunteer, the goal is the same…to help United Way achieve its mission of ending hunger, helping youth succeed and building healthier communities,” explained Duguay.

The breakfast for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 2017 Campaign will be held from 8 – 9 a.m. at the Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St. (behind Fajita Grill on Route 104 West).

“The United Way Campaign Cabinet under the direction of chairperson Dick Delany of Novelis, is putting together an enlightening program that highlights the positive impact United Way and the human services programs it supports has on the families they serve. They will also outline how community members can utilize the power of social media to spread the good news about United Way and inspire others to support their United Way and become actively involved in making Oswego County a better place to live and raise a family,” Duguay said.

The breakfast marks the official start to the United Way 2017 Annual Campaign.

The campaign helps to raise funds for 30 human services programs that are provided through United Way’s partner agencies.

For more information on United Way of Greater Oswego County, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.