Narcan Training for Community - Septembe
6th Annual SAFE Fair 2019 - Sunda 4/28 from 12-4
3rd Annual Addiction AwAAWALK-POSTER2018.jpgreness Walk 2018
Queens for a Cause - January 2018 Fundraiser
Quens for a Cause 2018
2017 Chasing the Dragon Event
Chasing the Dragon
The Life of an Opioid Addict
Event Details:  Tuesday, November 28th from 5:30 - 8:30 PM
5:30 Doors Open, Networking, Information Tables
6:15 Film Begins
7:15 Panel Discussion lead by US DOJ Personnel
Q&A Included for all Forum Members
FREE Event - Free Admission - Free Refreshments

2017 Events

8/13/17 Walk at the Oswego Elks, Free Family Fun Event. 315-236-3350
Sunday, April 30, 2017
12 to 4
Oswego Elks Lodge
Check out Facebook Event Page for updates!!

August 2017

2nd Annual Addiction Awareness Walk
Scheduled for Sunday August 13th
Oswego Elks Lodge
First Addiction Awareness Walk Photo at Oswego Elks 2016
April 11, 2017
March 27, 2017

Drive Safe Live Safe

Monday, March 27th from 6 -9 PM

SUNY Oswego 

Interactive displays, and information about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Driving simulators, pedal cars, food and give-aways!

Keynote speaker: Marianne Angelillo


March 23, 2017

Heroin Synthetic Drug Forum hosted by Congressman John Katko

Oswego City Hall Thursday March 23 at 6:30 pm.

VOW Foundation will be there with a table exhibit and Teresa Woolson, President, on the panel


2016  Events

Please join in Suicide Awareness on September 19th at SUNY Oswego.  Free event, Music, Food, Raffles, information tables and more.  Event for the entire Family.

First Addiction Awareness Walk

          August 2016 in Oswego

2015  Events

Oswego's First Annual Lights of Hope will be in the afternoon of Sunday September 13th at the West Linear Park during the Oswego Pride Festival. 

Candles will be provided by the VOW Foundation

Sunday, April 26, 2015

12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

2nd Annual Oswego County S.A.F.E. Fair

Substance Awareness Family Education

         Oswego Elks Lodge #271

132 West Fifth Street

Oswego, NY



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FREE Alcohol & Drug-Free Event

Fun for all ages

Two Poster Contests, Instagram Contest

& a Coloring Contest

Carnival-Type Games with Prizes

Free Face Painting

Music by Mystic Music Entertainment

Free Drawing - Apple iPod with accessories (21 & Under)


Food & Beverages Available




Educational Information about substances abused, addiction, prevention, treatment, mental illness/ suicide, healthy alternatives & options












August 16, 2014


Substance Awareness Family Education (S.A.F.E.) FAIR



The Vow Foundation is hosting a FREE fun-filled event for all ages!


Everyone has a chance to win a prize!


If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry, this was only the first annual fair, there are many more to come! Stay tuned to this page for upcoming event posts!


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2014  Events

The purpose of this fair is to support our efforts to help keep people safe, by providing free education and information while offering food, free entertainment, and games/activities for the kids!


The Oswego County Sheriff’s Department will be there to help you make safe child ID cards for FREE!


There are many prizes offered via several different drawings (including a BIG special drawing for the children), guaranteed game rewards, as well as several desirable items that will be raffled off by placing tickets in the jar beside the item you want to win. (If you will not be present for the drawing, you may leave your contact information on your ticket).


Get your groove on out on the dance floor or show off your musical skills during karaoke!


Free admission, dinners are $10.00 and games require special tickets (available at a low, reasonable price). Every player wins a prize! Winners prizes may be of greater value than participant prizes. Prizes vary per game.  We have received a grant for a large tent outside for games in case of rain which will also provide some nice shade!




There will also be several informational tables to visit inside the VFW. Every child who visits at least 4 tables will be entered into a drawing for either an Apple Ipod Touch or an Apple Ipad Mini! Children receive a punch card, acquire one punch from four tables of their choice, enter their required information on the stub (for statistical and contact information), and are entered into the drawing!




Dinner ticket stubs will be entered into several door prize drawings. (You must purchase a dinner to be entered into the door prize drawings). You simply fill out your information on the stub and you will be contacted if you win – you do not need to be present to win a door prize either!


If you are interested in the delicious pulled-pork dinner you can order your tickets pre-sale by contacting The VOW Foundation’s founder, board member and president, Teresa Woolson, at (315) 402-6119. This pre-sale order helps us get an idea of how many dinners we should order.


This fair will be so much fun for people of all ages! 


Don’t worry about the music being too loud for the kids to enjoy themselves – games are outside and music is inside.


Don’t have kids and are worried you won’t have anything to do?

Stop in and support our cause by purchasing a dinner while enjoying the free entertainment!


Don’t have any money?

Stop by to hear our story, enjoy some music and walk away knowing that your visit was sincerely appreciated by members of The VOW Foundation, as well as all of Victor Orlando Woolson’s friends and family.


Victor died from a fatal reaction to synthetic drugs. The VOW Foundation was formed and named, using his initials, in his honor. We are determined to get the word out about these dangerous poisons and help prevent more people from having permanent or even fatal reactions from these man-made chemicals sprayed on leaves.


Please spread the word about the S.A.F.E. Fair; we would like to reach as many people as possible.


Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event!


*People of every county are

encouraged to stop by!*











Assemblyman Will Barclay


J&C Knopp Karaoke


Carolyn A. Rush


Jennifer O’Reilly


Carnivores BBQ


Dave Spencer DJ


 EJ Construction


In addition, the Oswego County Youth Bureau and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services awarded a Mini-Grant for the tent to use for this event!

Thank you all for how much you have done to support our missions:


Raising awareness about synthetic drugs




Helping to make Oswego County a safer community



We have already come so far. Thanks to YOUR help, of course.


Keep up the good work! It means the world to all of us!