For the 22nd year, the Wladis Law Firm and Wladis Companies, Inc. donates more than 11,000 free hats and gloves to Syracuse City School District students. The Wladis Hat & Glove Giveaway was first started by the late George Wladis at Seymour Elementary in 1997 and has gradually expanded, now providing each Pre-K through eighth grade student with a winter hat and a pair of gloves each year. This year’s event takes place on Thursday, December 6th.
The event is possible thanks to the generous support of many businesses in the greater Syracuse community, including: AAA Western and Central NY; A. Duie Pyle; American Food & Vending; Anheuser-Busch Companies; Barton and Loguidice, DPC; Bronstein Container Co., Inc.; Dannible & McKee, LLC; Endodontic Associates, P.C.; Excellus BlueCross/BlueShield; Felasco & Cuomo, PLLC; Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc.; HP Mile, Inc.; IBEW Local Union 43; Josall Syracuse, Inc.; Kathleen A. Rapasadi, LLC; KeyBank; Koester Associates; Laborers Local 633; Mangano Law Office, PLLC; MONEY Federal Credit Union; Northland Communications; Northwestern Mutual Financial; NY Spine &
Wellness; Painters District 4; Parsons & Associates, Inc.; Pathfinder Bank; Postler & Jaeckle Corp.; Syracuse Glass Company; Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists; Syrreal Auto; The Bonadio Group; The Rotary Club of DeWitt, Inc.; Tompkins Trust Company; United Association Plumbers & Steamfitters; Upstate Interactive; Valeriano & McKenney Group of Wells Fargo Advisors; Wells Fargo Advisors; Wladis Companies; Wladis Law Firm, P.C.; and Zausmer, Frisch, Scruton & Aggarwal.
The event is also made possible thanks to contributions from community members including: Mark & Mara Charlamb, Doug Cresenzi; Tom Fenzl; Edwina Hay; William Fuegel, Karen Fink; Stephen & Julianne Gorczynski, Matt & Mary Anne Huber, Tim & Peg Kelley; Robert Linn, Bruce & Rose Marie Nora; Lorri Norris; John & KC O’Connor; Nancy Overend, Joe & Mary Beth Pedrotti, Charles Reller; Andrew Shapero; Gary & Donna Smith; Megan Spencer; Sydney Tenenbaum and Chris M. Whyland, Esq.
Today, hats and gloves are being distributed to students all throughout the Syracuse City School District.