Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, Oswego County Civil Service Employees Association, Catholic Charities, Oswego County Opportunities and United Way have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign is under way.
Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than a dozen business and organizations, the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
Beginning in April Stuff-A-Bus co-chairperson, Jo Ann Conzone organized a gift basket in order to raise awareness of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign and to encourage donations of school supplies in the Oswego City School District.
Patti Perfetti was the proud winner of that basket.
Jo Ann is also in contact throughout the school year with the Roller Derby Oz Girls who are supporters of this much-needed venue.
The APW school district has purchased raffle tickets for a cruiser bike and is selling them at this time; OCO collects supplies from communities for this program, many other county school district do a variety of fundraisers.
Conzone said, “I am proud to say that last year’s county give away totaled more than 8,600 supplies given to 1,600 Oswego County families. We are very appreciative of the work that the unions and county organizations do to help make the Stuff-A-Bus campaign so successful.”
“Hundreds of families are grateful for the supplies they receive. Of course this would not be possible without the support we receive from the businesses and organizations that host their own school supply collections and serve as official donation sites for the Stuff-A-Bus campaign,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.
The highlight of the “Stuff-A-Bus” campaign will be the special collection day on August 14 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.
– Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square
– Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego
– Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Granby
– Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main St., Mexico
– Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski
– Kinney Drugs at 17 S. First St., Fulton
– The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal
– Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix
For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900, Trexler or the Oswego City School District Superintendent’s Office 315-341-2001, Jo Ann Conzone.