Leaders of tomorrow donate winter clothing, money

SUNY Oswego’s Leadership Oswego County Class of 2011 has hit the ground running when it comes to giving back to the community. At their third official meeting, LOC class members arranged to put together a donation to Youth and Family Services of Oswego County Opportunities Inc.

Leadership Oswego County classContributions included winter clothing items for men, women, teens, children and babies, and Novelis also donated several new items through a participating class member. Members of the 2011 LOC class also made monetary donations toward Youth and Family Services’ annual Holiday Drive, which provides gifts to children who would not otherwise receive presents.

“It’s amazing how motivated this group is to make a difference in Oswego County. We’ve only met a few times, but we’ve already bonded and our group dynamic is quite electric—it is truly inspiring,” said Janelle Hutchinson, a member of the class.

Find out more about making donations to OCO Youth and Family Services by calling (315) 342-7532.

Leadership Oswego County is a program of the SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations that prepares a select group of county residents to become the community leaders of the future. For more information about the program, contact Thad Mantaro at thaddeus.mantaro@oswego.edu.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Giving back—The Leadership Oswego County Class of 2011 recently collected donations of winter clothing and money for Youth and Family Services of Oswego County Opportunities. From left are Greg Heffner, Colleen Caramella, Kathleen Percival, Allen Wert, Amy Shaw, Lisa Gray, Nancy Wright, Catherine Crocker, Janelle Hutchinson, Addie Dolbear, Sue Witmer, Amber Saternow, Amy Hoey, Dan Farfaglia and Lauren Winters.

(Posted: Nov 10, 2010)