OSWEGO, NY – The United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stuff-A-Bus Campaign received some much welcomed support recently when the Oswego Lions Club made a donation of $500.
Held annually, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, which is a collaboration between the United Way and Oswego County school districts, collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County.
The donation from the Oswego Lions Club provides the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign with the opportunity to complement the school supplies that are donated by purchasing other in-demand items such as backpacks and calculators.
“The support we receive from caring organizations such as the Oswego Lions Club is essential to the success of our Stuff-A-Bus campaign. We appreciate their generosity and their concern for the youth of our community,” said Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.
Partnering with more than 20 business and organizations, as well as school districts throughout Oswego County, United Way is looking to stuff 8 school buses with school supplies so that children in need in Oswego County have the supplies they need to begin the school year.
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
For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.