On December 5, 2019, the Wladis Law Firm and Wladis Companies, Inc. donated more than 11,000 free hats and gloves to Syracuse City School District students. The event began in 1997 at Seymour Elementary and is now in its 23rd year, reaching all Pre-K through 8th grade students in the Syracuse City School District.
The event is possible thanks to the generous support of many individuals and businesses in the greater Syracuse community, including:
Sydney Tenenbaum, Tom & Linda Smach, Andrew Shapero, Tim & Margaret Kelley, Karen Fink, Philip Valeriano (Wells Fargo Advisors), Bruce Nora and Rose Marie Nora, Christopher Whyland, Esq., Robert Linn, Douglas Crescenzi, Peter Derrenbacker, Matthew Huber, Tony Spada (AAA), Mike Humphrey (Syracuse Orthopedic), Joe Chiarenza (Josall), Community Foundation/Huber Breuer, Jeff Stein (Endodontic Associates), Construction & General Laborers Local 633, Syracuse Glass Company, Inc., Pathfinder Bank, George Wladis Company, Lisa Cuomo, Esq., Felasco Cuomo Attorneys, Rocco Mangano (Mangano Law Office), Red Barn 20, William & Kim Fuegel, Charles T. Reller, Joanne Stewart (EDR Companies), Dannible and McKee, LLP, Al Marzullo, Local Union 43 IBEW, Plumbers Local 267, James R. Muldoon (Harris Beach), Tompkins Trust, Dr. and Mrs. Mark Charlamb (Jewish Community Center), Barton Loguidice, Northland Telephone (Communications), Koester Associates, Inc.,
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied, Zausmer, Frisch, Scruton & Aggarwal, Money Federal Credit Union, Innovation Associates, Excellus, Haylor Freyer & Coon, Painters and Allied Trades, The Rotary Club of Dewitt Inc., Eckert Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC., Bonadio & Co., LLP., Parsons & Associates, HP Mile, Postler & Jaeckle Corp., Michael & Linda Chapman, American Food & Vending, Peter Smith, Joshua Pokracki (The Garland Company), Joseph A. Pedrotti and Marybeth Pedrotti, Gary and Donna Smith, Lisa McKenney, Key Bank.
On Thursday, December 5th, hats and gloves were distributed to students all throughout the Syracuse City School District. The Wladis family, Superintendent Alicea, and others will personally distributed hats and gloves to students at Bellevue Elementary (530 Stolp Ave.) at 9:30 am.