FULTON, NY â€“ Oswego County students in need of school supplies will find it easier to get ready for school thanks to the United Way Stuff-A-Bus campaign.
The campaign, which began in June and culminates on Friday, was initiated to collect school supplies so that children in need throughout Oswego County would have the supplies they need to begin the new school year.
The United Way is soliciting area businesses and individuals and have arranged for nine busses to be located throughout Oswego County where people will be able to donate school supplies.
â€œWe are hoping to have a positive response to our Stuff-A-Bus campaign, said coordinator, Ali McGrath. â€œPeople and businesses have been very receptive to this yearâ€™s campaign. The donations we receive will go a long way in making sure that children in need in Oswego County will have the supplies they need to successfully begin the new school year.â€
Volunteers from the Oswego County Teachers Association along with staff and volunteers from the United Way of Greater Oswego County will sort the collected supplies with a portion going to all of the school districts in Oswego County.
Volunteers will then be distributing the school supplies throughout Oswego County as follows:
APW â€“ Aug. 18, 1 â€“ 4 p.m. at the Altmar Elementary School and Parish Elementary School.
Central Square â€“ Aug. 24, 9 â€“11 a.m. at the Central Square Education Office.
Fulton â€“ Aug. 17, 9 â€“ 11 a.m. at Fairgrieve Elementary School.
Hannibal â€“ Aug. 30, 4 â€“ 6 p.m. at the Hannibal High School.
Oswego â€“ Aug. 18, 9 a.m. â€“ 3 p.m. at the Kingsford Elementary School Cafeteria.
Pulaski â€“ Aug. 17, 10 a.m. â€“ noon at the Pulaski Early Learning Center.
Sandy Creek â€“ Aug. 19, 6 â€“ 8 p.m. at the Sandy Creek District Board Room.
Phoenix â€“ Aug. 18, 9 a.m. â€“ noon at Maroun Elementary School.
Mexico â€“ Aug. 17, 8 a.m. â€“ 1 p.m. in the Mexico High School Cafeteria.
Families are urged to attend the distribution in their school district only.
School supplies will be available for those who would find it challenging to purchase the supplies that their child need for school.
Teachers will be on hand to assist and guide the children and to make sure that they get the supplies they really need.
For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, call 593-1900.