We can’t do what we do without people like you. Your donation allows us to continue on our journey to help people with disabilities learn essential life skills, fulfill their personal goals and reach their full potential.Our programs are customized for the individual. Working with the families, our team develops the right program to align with their abilities.

Our government funding is not enough to achieve our goals for these individuals and our programs. That is why your support is essential to our success. We never want to have to turn people away and always want to improve the programs we have.

Our two major fundraising events are our annual Golf Open and the 5K Fun, Run & Roll. Both of these events allow us to highlight Oswego Industries as well as our individuals. Our community is important to us and these gifts give us an opportunity to bring the community and our Oswego Industries family together while raising money for the organization.

How to Give

All monetary donations, big or small, make a big impact. Your contribution allows us to continue serving so many individuals and their families.There are many different ways you can give:

  • Volunteer. Your time can be spent helping in many ways: teaching classes, helping out at one of our events or assisting with recreational activities, just to name a few.
  • Straight Donation. Whether you are an individual or corporation, you can choose the amount you would like to donate. It can go to a specific program or be a general donation.
  • Planned Giving. Leaving a legacy of financial support through a bequest, life insurance policy or other gift arrangement in your estate planning allows you to continue to support individuals and their dreams.
  • Employee and Workplace Giving. Many employers sponsor matching charitable gifts by their employees. Ask your employer about donating to Oswego Industries. It will make your donation go even farther.
  • Event Naming Sponsorships. Be the naming sponsor of our Golf Open or 5K Run, Walk & Roll. This is great exposure for your business while helping these programs thrive at the same time.
  • Special Occasion Giving. Brides and grooms can make a charitable donation on behalf of their guests in lieu of wedding favors. You can also make a donation in honor of someone’s birthday or wedding anniversary. We can send a card to your honorees informing them that you have made this donation on their behalf.

For questions about donations or to donate, please call us at 315-598-3108.

Sarah’s Story

Sarah started coming to Oswego Industries in 2011 when she was 21 years old. In the last six years, Sarah has excelled in our programs and is the epitome of what Oswego Industries strives for. Her energy and personality have evolved through her tenure with us. Today, she participates in our karate program, is a member of the News Crews and helps with the Caterbilities Cart at our facility.

Sarah received career development support to build her professional skills and broaden her employment options outside of our facility.  She is currently working at McDonald’s. She has been working her way through different positions and has her eye on her ultimate goal of working the drive-thru window someday. The skills she learned through our programs gave her the confidence and instilled the work ethic she needs to help her achieve this goal.