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Cayuga Community College Hosts Book Drive For United Way

FULTON, NY – Faculty, staff and students of Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus are accepting donations of new and gently used children’s books for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Success By 6 Program.

Members of PTK at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus are holding a book drive for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Success By 6 Program. Kneeling from left are Cralynne Abbott; Executive Director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler; and PTK advisor, Kathy Sipling. Standing from left are Corey Fleming, Virginia Buffett, Jim Coulter, Peter Rowley, Thania Reyome, Johnny Santiago, Mary Angela Fisher and Geoff Bertollini.
Members of PTK at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus are holding a book drive for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Success By 6 Program. Kneeling from left are Cralynne Abbott; Executive Director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler; and PTK advisor, Kathy Sipling. Standing from left are Corey Fleming, Virginia Buffett, Jim Coulter, Peter Rowley, Thania Reyome, Johnny Santiago, Mary Angela Fisher and Geoff Bertollini.

The book drive is to collect children’s books for distribution during Fulton’s annual Memorial Day Parade.

Over the past 4 years the United Way’s Success By 6 Program has given away hundreds of children’s books at the Fulton Memorial Day Parade.

Thanks to the support of Cayuga Community College the agency will be able to continue the tradition.

“Everyone at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus has been very good to us over the years whether it’s a book drive, a food drive, our Stone Soup Luncheon, or support for our annual campaign, their generosity has been overwhelming. We are looking forward to once again distributing children’s books along the parade route.  It’s heartwarming to see the looks on the children’s faces when they receive the books. It is a great opportunity for us to promote literacy as we provide parents with books they can read to their children and children with books they can read themselves. By promoting early childhood development we are helping children succeed for life,” said United Way Executive Director, Melanie Trexler.

Those wishing to donate books can do so at the Fulton Campus of Cayuga Community College on Route 3 or drop them off at the United Way office, 1 S. First St.

Arrangements for pick-up can be made for donations of large quantities of books.

For more information, call 593-1900.