charity http://wrvo.org en State senator and local boxing coach entering the ring for charity http://wrvo.org/post/state-senator-and-local-boxing-coach-entering-ring-charity <p></p><p>A boxing match this weekend between a state senator and the founder of a youth program in Syracuse will raise money and the profile of the North and West Area Athletic and Education Centers. State Sen. John DeFrancisco and local boxing coach Ray Rinaldi will be the only ones on a fight card that’s meant to raise money and promote awareness for a program that keeps inner city kids out of trouble.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:47:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54832 at http://wrvo.org State senator and local boxing coach entering the ring for charity MLK Jr. day of service brings dozens to food and clothing drive http://wrvo.org/post/mlk-jr-day-service-brings-dozens-food-and-clothing-drive <p>Cardboard boxes lined tables and were stacked 10 feet high in the Teamsters union hall on Syracuse's north side this morning. Dozens of volunteers, from six-year-old Marielle Emmanuel to Syracuse University athletes filled them with donated clothes and food.</p><p>For the 14th year, the United Way of central New York put on a clothing and food drive in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Many spend the day remembering the civil rights leader with a day of service.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:04:04 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50150 at http://wrvo.org MLK Jr. day of service brings dozens to food and clothing drive Operation Christmas Child brings gifts, joy to world's children http://wrvo.org/post/operation-christmas-child-brings-gifts-joy-worlds-children <p>While out shopping for gifts for family and friends this holiday season, some charitable shoppers also reached for dolls, notepads and toiletries to pack into a shoebox for a child overseas. The shoeboxes not only give impoverished kids some necessities, but something less tangible -- hope.<br /><br />Recently, hundreds of festive shoeboxes line the walls of Oswego Alliance Church. Volunteers take a couple minutes to stack each box, straightening out the red and green columns into one uniform wall. None of the boxes have shoes in them.<br /> Wed, 25 Dec 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48975 at http://wrvo.org Operation Christmas Child brings gifts, joy to world's children Annual 'Christmas Bureau' helps low-income families http://wrvo.org/post/annual-christmas-bureau-helps-low-income-families <p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:03:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48995 at http://wrvo.org Annual 'Christmas Bureau' helps low-income families Syracuse fire dept. donating used gear to city in Chile http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-fire-dept-donating-used-gear-city-chile <p>More than 100 pieces of used firefighting clothing from the Syracuse fire department is going to South America to help protect a volunteer fire department down there.</p><p>The Rotary International Club in Syracuse helped coordinate the donation of 55 protective jackets and 84 protective pants to the city of La Serena, Chile, which says firefighters there often battle flames in street clothes.</p><p>"This donation is going to very, very helpful to them in that now, at least, they have some protective clothing," the Rotary's Rev. Blessed Sikhosana.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47763 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse fire dept. donating used gear to city in Chile Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition http://wrvo.org/post/area-wines-fare-well-finger-lakes-wine-competition <p>The results are in from this weekend’s Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in Rochester, and it’s good news for the region. A dozen wines from the Finger Lakes came away with coveted double-gold medals -- twice as many as last year.&nbsp; Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:11:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard 35395 at http://wrvo.org Area wines fare well at Finger Lakes Wine Competition Cell Phones for Soldiers drive help military overseas http://wrvo.org/post/cell-phones-soldiers-drive-help-military-overseas <p>If you have an old cell phone stashed in a drawer that you don't use any more, you can help a soldier overseas keep in touch with home.&nbsp; Central New York's "Cell Phones for Soldiers" annual collection drive continues, as does the need. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 10:46:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30345 at http://wrvo.org Thrifty shoppers snag fashion finds at Watertown Urban Mission benefit boutique http://wrvo.org/post/thrifty-shoppers-snag-fashion-finds-watertown-urban-mission-benefit-boutique <p>Fashionistas in the Watertown area got a treat recently: a stylish – and affordable – one-day clothing boutique at the Black River Valley Club, to benefit the Watertown Urban Mission.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:40:49 +0000 Joanna Richards 31060 at http://wrvo.org