Positive relations with small businesses help United Way

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 21 October 2021 at 9:18 am
MEDINA – A push to form positive relations with the small businesses in Orleans County has resulted in a substantial donation to United Way of Orleans County.
One of the first things Nyla Gaylord did after she was hired as public relations/fundraiser for United Way was to start visiting small businesses and ask them to consider supporting United Way by selling tickets to their chicken barbecue.
One of the businesses, Mark’s Pizzeria in Medina, stepped up and designated one week in September in which $2 of every pizza sold would go to United Way.

Dean Bellack, executive director of United Way of Orleans County, stands in front of Mark’s Pizzeria on Main Street in Medina. Mark’s recently held a promotion, where $2 of every pizza sold during one week was donated to United Way.

Recently, United Way’s executive director Dean Bellack accepted a check from Mark’s for $2,800.
“We are thrilled one more business has stepped up to support United Way of Orleans County,” Bellack said.
He has also taken the opportunity to announce a new, convenient way to give to United Way.
“We not offer ‘Text to Give” as an easy way to donate,” Bellack said. “Every donation is valued and needed. All donations stay in Orleans County.”
To connect with Text to Give, just text 4224 to 41444. More information is available on United Way’s website.
Bellack has also announced United Way has created a new convenient way to give.
Called Text to Give, donors can text 4224 to 41444 and donate quickly and easily.
“Every donation is valued and needed,” Bellack said. “All donations stay in Orleans County and benefit our local needs.”