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Oswego City School District Kicks Off Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, the Civil Service Employees Association, and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in 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.

Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus chairperson Jo Ann Conzone organized a number of events for OCSD employees to participate in such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way, 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.
Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus chairperson Jo Ann Conzone organized a number of events for OCSD employees to participate in such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way, 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.

Beginning in June, Stuff-A-Bus chairperson Jo Ann Conzone organized a number of events for OCSD employees to participate in such as jeans day and a drawing for a Buccaneer basket.

The lucky winner of that basket was Jennifer Hauser.

“I am proud to say that the OCSD has donated $1,182 this past year towards the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, as well as numerous school supplies.  Last year the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign helped more than 1,700 Oswego County students as we distributed over 8600 school supplies,” said Conzone.

“We are very appreciative of the work that OCTA, along with CSEA, and all of our county school districts do to help make the Stuff-A-Bus campaign a success.  Hundreds of families benefit from this campaign and 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 a special collection day on August 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

School buses will be at the following sites 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. 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 parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix

School supplies will be handed out to students in their respective school districts as follows:

APW: August 22 – 9 to 11 a.m. at the APW Bus Garage

Central Square: August 22 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CS Ed. Center

Fulton: August 22 – 9 a.m. to noon or until supplies last at Fairgrieve Elementary School

Hannibal: August 22 – noon to 2 p.m. at Kenny Middle School

Mexico: August 22 – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mexico Elementary School

Oswego: August 22 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fitzhugh Park Cafeteria

Phoenix: August 22 – 9 a.m. to noon at Maroun Elementary School

Pulaski: August 22 – 1 to 3 p.m. at Laura M. Sharp Elementary

Sandy Creek: August 21 –  6 to 7:30 p.m. at Sandy Creek Elementary School Cafeteria