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Human Concerns Collecting Back Packs for Stuff-A-Bus

Oswego, NY – Human Concerns, Oswego’s emergency food pantry is joining area businesses and organizations in collecting back to school items in support of the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

As part of his community project, AmeriCorps member Evan Oustrich, who is currently working with Human Concerns, has organized a drive to collect backpacks for distribution to children in need throughout Oswego County through the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

Evans Oustrich, an AmeriCorps member with the Human Concerns Center, Oswego’s food pantry, displays some of the backpacks that he has collected in support of the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.
Evans Oustrich, an AmeriCorps member with the Human Concerns Center, Oswego’s food pantry, displays some of the backpacks that he has collected in support of the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.

Now through Aug. 13, Oustrich will be accepting donations of new and gently used backpacks at the Human Concerns Center, 85 E. Fourth St. Oswego, Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon.

Backpack donations will also be accepted during regular business hours at the following locations:

Oswego YMCA, 265 W. First St.

river’s end bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St.

Mexico Public Library, 3269 Main St., Mexico

Paul’s Big M, 275 W. First St., Oswego

“We are very appreciative of the fact that Evan chose to help our youth with his AmeriCorps project and happy that Human Concerns is supporting his efforts,” said Stuff-A-Bus committee member and executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler. “Backpacks are always in short supply and the more we can collect during this year’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign happier the children will be.”

Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

For more information on Human Concern’s Backpack Drive, contact their office at 315-342-7301.

For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign ,contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900, Melanie Trexler or the Oswego City School District Superintendent’s Office 315-341-2001, Jo Ann Conzone.