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Paper Buses Support School Supply Drive

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – In an effort to support the United Way Stuff-A-Bus campaign, area businesses will be selling paper buses to help raise money to purchase school supplies for students in Oswego County who are in need for the upcoming school year.

Working in collaboration with school districts throughout Oswego County, United Way is looking to Stuff- A-Bus with school supplies.

Shawn Seale of the Oswego Branch of Key Bank purchases a paper bus from Executive Director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler (left) and United Way board member and chair of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District. Key Bank is supporting the campaign by selling paper buses at all of its Oswego County locations.
Shawn Seale of the Oswego Branch of Key Bank purchases a paper bus from Executive Director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler (left) and United Way board member and chair of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District. Key Bank is supporting the campaign by selling paper buses at all of its Oswego County locations.

“Every year, hundreds of children in Oswego County will enter school without the necessary school supplies and hundreds more will run out of the necessary supplies before the school year is over,” said Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way. “The goal of the Stuff-A- Bus campaign is to prepare children in Oswego County for a successful school year by ensuring they have the school supplies they need. Last year’s campaign served approximately 1,400 students in Oswego County and we are hopeful to serve even more this year.”

The money raised from selling the paper buses will go to purchase items that are less likely to be donated such as backpacks and scientific calculators.

Paper buses are available at the following businesses for a donation in support of the Stuff -A- Bus campaign:

All Pathfinder Bank locations in Oswego County.
Staples, Route 104 in Oswego.
Key Bank locations in Oswego, Mexico, Parish and Fulton.

“We are hoping to get even more companies and individuals involved in our Stuff-A-Bus campaign as we are looking to fill eight buses with school supplies this year,” added Trexler.

The United Way will have buses at convenient locations: Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square; Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego; Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Granby; Fulton Savings Bank in the Three Rivers Plaza on Route 57 in Phoenix; 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, and Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal.

Donations will be accepted at these locations now through the culmination of the event on Aug. 10 when there will be a bus at each site from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the final collection of donations.

For more information about the campaign, call 593-1900.