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September 24, 2018

Oswego Lions Club Helps United Way Stuff-A-Bus


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
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 Oswego Lions Club recently presented the United Way of Greater Oswego with a check in support of the agency’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. In front from left are: Teresa Ross of the Central Square School District; Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Cathy Smith of the Hannibal School District; and Aimee Goulette of Oswego County Opportunities. Standing from left are: Morgan Mears of the United Way; Executive Director of the United Way Melanie Trexler; coordinator of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District; and Mike Henderson of the Oswego Lions Club.

The Oswego Lions Club recently presented the United Way of Greater Oswego with a check in support of the agency’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. In front from left are: Teresa Ross of the Central Square School District; Helen Hoefer of Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Cathy Smith of the Hannibal School District; and Aimee Goulette of Oswego County Opportunities. Standing from left are: Morgan Mears of the United Way; Executive Director of the United Way Melanie Trexler; coordinator of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District; and Mike Henderson of the Oswego Lions Club.

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 Stuff-A-Bus campaign culminates with a special collection day on Aug. 10 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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.

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