Written By: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – 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 Stuff-A-Bus campaign, which began in June and will culminate on Aug. 10, 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 eight busses to be located throughout Oswego County where people will be able to donate school supplies.
Partnering with more than 20 business and organizations, as well as school districts throughout Oswego County, United Way of Greater Oswego County’s “Stuff-A-Bus” campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
“We are looking forward to seeing a positive response to our Stuff-A-Bus campaign, said coordinator Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District. “People and businesses have been very receptive to this year’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.”
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 – Day, time and location to be announced
Central Square – Aug. 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Central Square Education Office.
Fulton – Aug. 12, 9 – 11 a.m. at Fairgrieve Elementary School.
Hannibal – Aug. 12, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Kenny Elementary School.
Mexico – Aug. 12, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Mexico Elementary School.
Oswego – Aug. 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Oswego Middle School Cafeteria.
Phoenix – Aug. 12, 9 a.m. – noon. at the Maroun Elementary School.
Pulaski – Aug. 12, 1 – 3 p.m. at the Pulaski Middle / Senior School.
Sandy Creek – Aug. 11, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Sandy Creek Elementary 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 contact your United Way office at 593-1900.