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September 21, 2018

Oswego City Firefighters Support United Way Stuff-A-Bus


OSWEGO, NY – Patrick Dewine, executive director of United Way of Greater Oswego County has announced that the Oswego Firefighters’ Association Local 126 is currently collecting school supplies through Aug. 23 in support of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign at its main headquarters, 35 East Cayuga St. in Oswego.

Oswego Firefighters Association Local 126 is collecting donations of school supplies at its headquarters, 35 E. Cayuga St. in support of the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. In front, from left are: Nolan Verburg, Ben Norton, Kate Donoghue, Kira Donoghue, Leah Norton and Kam Falcetti. Standing from left are: Stuff-A-Bus committee member Jennifer Losurdo of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Firefighter Jordan Patrick, Fifth Ward Councilor John Gosek, United Way of Greater Oswego County Executive Director Patrick Dewine, Third Ward Councilor Nate Emmons, Stuff-A-Bus committee members John Michael Kelly and Laurie Kelly, and Firefighter Matt Alton.

Oswego Firefighters Association Local 126 is collecting donations of school supplies at its headquarters, 35 E. Cayuga St. in support of the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. In front, from left are: Nolan Verburg, Ben Norton, Kate Donoghue, Kira Donoghue, Leah Norton and Kam Falcetti. Standing from left are: Stuff-A-Bus committee member Jennifer Losurdo of the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Firefighter Jordan Patrick, Fifth Ward Councilor John Gosek, United Way of Greater Oswego County Executive Director Patrick Dewine, Third Ward Councilor Nate Emmons, Stuff-A-Bus committee members John Michael Kelly and Laurie Kelly, and Firefighter Matt Alton.

Made possible through a collaboration between United Way and Oswego County school districts, the United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County.

“The Oswego Firefighters Association always has, and continues to be, a strong proponent for initiatives that benefit our youth,” said Dewine. “The generosity of the Oswego Fire Department will help to make our Stuff-A-Bus campaign a success and allow us to provide as many children as possible with the school supplies they need to start the school year.”

In addition to the Oswego City Fire Department school supplies are also being collected at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, 70 Bunner St. in Oswego and at City Hall, 13 W. Oneida St., Oswego.

“Stuff-A-Bus committee member Jennifer Losurdo did a great job in reaching out to these entities. With the effort our committee members have put forth we are looking forward to filling all our buses during our community Stuff-A-Bus collection day,” Dewine said.

The Stuff-A-Bus community collection day will take place August 24 when the United Way looks to fill eight school buses with school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.

Businesses throughout Oswego County that have been collecting school supplies over the past few weeks will have a school bus on site where volunteers will be accepting donations.

Buses will be at the following sites from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.:

–          Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square

–          Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego

–          Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Fulton

–          Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main St. in Mexico

–          Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski

–          Kinney Drugs at 17 S. First St. in Fulton

–          The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal

–         Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

School supplies collected through the Stuff-A-Bus campaign will be distributed to students in their respective school districts, while supply lasts, according to the following schedule.

A copy of your child’s 2015-2016 school report card will be required for entrance to pick up school supplies.

APW – August 26 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the APW Bus Garage

Central Square – August 26 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Square Ed. Center

Fulton – August 26 – 9 to 11 a.m. at Fairgrieve Elementary School

Hannibal – August 26 – 1 to 3 p.m. at Kinney Elementary School

Mexico – August 26 – 8 to 11 a.m. at Mexico Middle School Gym

Oswego – August 26 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fitzhugh Park School

Phoenix – August 26 – 9 to 11 a.m. at Maroun Elementary School

Pulaski – August 26 – 1 to 3 p.m. at Pulaski Middle / Senior School

Sandy Creek – August 25 – 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Elementary School Cafeteria

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and several local 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 the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org

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