The Liberty Resources Kinship Caregiver program provides services to families in Oswego County who are providing full-time care on a formal or informal basis for youth with whom they have a connection by blood or prior relationship.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Loads of Love is a free laundry ministry offered by the First United Methodist Church of Phoenix at the Canal View Laundromat in Phoenix, NY. We provide the funds and laundry supplies (detergent, dryer sheets, garbage bags, etc.) for anyone to do their laundry at the Laundromat the 4th Monday every month from 5p-7p. We offer a snack, beverage and a craft for the children while the laundry is washing/drying. Patrons sort and load their dirty laundry, and can have us move their clean laundry to dryers and later fold it, if they wish. We supply rides to and from the laundromat, as needed, especially in inclement weather. The Program is open to anyone in our area.
Patrons are asked to stay at the laundromat while their wash is being done, which allows us to keep the laundry moving and get to know them and their families.
Loads of Love offers so much more than just clean clothes. We offer a listening, compassionate ear, friendship, fun, help making ends meet, and knowledge that you are valued and loved as you are not only by the volunteers who serve at Loads of Love, but by God whose love know no bounds.
The United Way of Greater Oswego County improves lives by fostering partnerships, mobilizing the community to give and volunteer, raising awareness of local human needs and supporting solutions that address those needs. By promoting an inclusive environment and encouraging unique contributions of diverse individuals, we are collectively and effectively creating opportunities for a better life.
United Way is advancing the common good by changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.
EVERYONE DESERVES OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE!
Since 1999, On Point has helped more than 9,000 first-generation youth to get into college, stay there, and succeed afterwards. They help students find financial aid, fill out the forms, and get the resources to survive and succeed. They drive them to colleges, visit them to help them stay on track, and go to their graduations. And since 2008, they have helped them get jobs afterward.
Research has shown that if a student’s parents didn’t go to college, the student is half as likely to attend college as his or her peers. If that student grew up in poverty, their likelihood of attending college decreases even further. Since its inception in 1999, On Point for College has worked tirelessly to offer students a chance to overcome the odds and achieve a college education.
With On Point’s support, students are beating the national average for freshman-to-sophomore-year persistence rates—not just for low-income students, but for all students.
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