About Us

Providing services for more than 80 years!

Our History

The Children’s Board was initially established in 1938 as the governing board of the Oswego Children’s Home to provide assistance to the community’s orphaned children. The Children’s Home closed in 1957, and the Board evolved to what it is today, continuing to meet the needs of children in Oswego County.

The Children’s Board is comprised of member volunteers. It is governed by its officers. The volunteer board meets monthly, from September through May, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The membership is diverse in backgrounds and professions. Each member decides how much time they can dedicate and which project or committee they are interested in, based on personal interests.

Interested?  We encourage you to attend a meeting to learn more about our activities. You may also contact our membership coordinator for additional information. Become a friend of Children’s Board…follow us on Facebook!

President’s Message

” Anyone who does anything to help children is a hero to me” Mister Rogers

The quote above from Mister Rogers reflects what we do and why we do it. Everyone that is involved with our organization, whether you are a member or you help with events or you donate money or purchase items from any numbers of our fundraisers. You are all heroes because you help children. When someone asks me what our organization does, I could easily list all of the events we sponsor, scholarships we award, children in need that we provide for, however, it all comes down to helping the children in our community live better lives.

Feel free to contact us for further information or questions. Follow us on Facebook too!

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats it’s children”

“Anyone who does anything to help children is a hero to me”

Christine Jones Close