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Paper Buses to 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.

Carol Shannon (left), administrative assistant for branch administration at Pathfinder Bank, purchases a paper bus from executive director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler. Pathfinder Bank is supporting the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign by selling paper buses at all of its Oswego County locations to raise money to purchase school supplies so that children in Oswego County will have the supplies they need to begin school.
Carol Shannon (left), administrative assistant for branch administration at Pathfinder Bank, purchases a paper bus from executive director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler. Pathfinder Bank is supporting the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign by selling paper buses at all of its Oswego County locations to raise money to purchase school supplies so that children in Oswego County will have the supplies they need to begin school.

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

“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 1600 families 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.

Key Bank in Oswego.

“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 highlight of the “Stuff-A-Bus” campaign will be the special collection day on August 14 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, Melanie Trexler or the Oswego City School District Superintendent’s Office 315-341-2001, Jo Ann Conzone.