FULTON – Fulton Savings Bank and its employees recently donated to The Arc of Oswego County, helping the organization surpass its annual membership drive goal in just six weeks. The Arc is a Fulton-based non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities to live rich and fulfilling lives and has been part of the community since 1953.
The bank participated in the 2022 membership drive as a corporate-level donor. In addition to corporate membership, bank employees have contributed to the Arc of Oswego County through their monthly fundraiser. Employees choose a different charity each month to be the benefactor of their raised funds. In March, bank employees chose the Arc of Oswego County Respite Program as their charity and, with a matching corporate donation from Fulton Savings, raised additional support for the agency.
“Fulton Savings Bank is honored to be a member of the Arc of Oswego County. Their support and empowerment of people with disabilities in our community is remarkable and we cannot thank them enough for their hard work and dedication,” said Pamela Caraccioli, President and CEO of Fulton Savings Bank.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of Fulton Savings Bank and its employees,” said Rebekkah Frisch, Marketing and Communications Associate for The Arc of Oswego County. “Dedicated partners like Fulton Savings are essential to ensuring people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to engage in our community.”
Members help support the organization and the wider community in several unique ways. Primarily, membership provides funding to support the agency’s many services for people with disabilities and their families, including respite, elder day accommodation, and community accommodation. The organization is a chapter of The Arc New York, and having additional members gives the region a stronger voice in state-led advocacy efforts for people with disabilities. The state office also administers a variety of chapter grants that are funded by a combination of membership dues and independent funding from The Arc New York.
Be part of the movement. To join, simply donate $10 or more by mailing a check to The Arc of Oswego County at 7 Morrill Place, Fulton, or by visiting their website at bit.ly/arc-donations.
The Arc of Oswego County is a private, nonprofit organization that has been providing programs and services to people with disabilities since 1953. Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs individuals growth, productivity and independence through education, advocacy and increased community acceptance and participation. Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to children and adults with disabilities: together they create a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities. Find more information online at www.arcofoswegocounty.org.