Daniel Lovell

Step Up Grand Prize Winner #3

SRC’s Lisa Mondello and UWCNY’s Tim Ferlito present Gear Motions/ Nixon Gear employee Chris Barron with his Step Up Challenge Grand Prize: a $4,000 voucher toward a vacation package donated by SRC and BTI Travel. Congratulations Chris, and Thank You for taking the United Way Step Up Challenge!

Exceptional Volunteer award nominations sought

To acknowledge our commitment to promoting volunteer service, United Way had created the Exceptional Community Volunteer Award. This award will be presented to an outstanding individual who volunteers with a nonprofit in Onondaga County.

This honor will recognize volunteers who have provided outstanding support and made a constructive contribution to the agency they serve through the generous gift of time and talent.

This award is given during the United Way’s annual Achievement Celebration, an event focused on recognizing excellence within the campaign and community. The award will be presented on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at the Palace Theatre.

To submit a nominee, visit our submission page. Please call Regional Volunteer Coordinator Cathy Roosa at (315) 428-2240 with questions.

Christmas Bureau serves thousands

More than 800 volunteers helped distribute gifts to nearly 7000 children from 2500 families Dec. 23 at the OnCenter in Syracuse for Christmas Bureau distribution day. The effort is a partnership of United Way of Central New York and Salvation Army that helps bring each child in need a toy, a book, stocking stuffers and a full Christmas dinner. Thank you to our partners, donors and all the volunteers who made this year’s Christmas Bureau possible.