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September 23, 2018

School Districts to Distribute School Supplies


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.

Members of the Oswego County Stuff A Bus Committee meet to prepare for the upcoming school supply distributions.  Members present at time of photo from left are: Melanie Trexler, executive director of United Way and co-chair of the Stuff A Bus Program; Helen Hoefer, community services director at Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District and co-chair of the Stuff A Bus Program; Roger Sprague of the Oswego City School District, president of the Oswego City School District teachers' association and site coordinator for Oswego; Holly Bristol from Oswego County Opportunities; Laura Lloyd, Oswego County Opportunities OPTIONS case specialist; and Pat Crowe from APW.

Members of the Oswego County Stuff A Bus Committee meet to prepare for the upcoming school supply distributions. Members present at time of photo from left are: Melanie Trexler, executive director of United Way and co-chair of the Stuff A Bus Program; Helen Hoefer, community services director at Catholic Charities of Oswego County; Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District and co-chair of the Stuff A Bus Program; Roger Sprague of the Oswego City School District, president of the Oswego City School District teachers’ association and site coordinator for Oswego; Holly Bristol from Oswego County Opportunities; Laura Lloyd, Oswego County Opportunities OPTIONS case specialist; and Pat Crowe from APW.

The Stuff-A-Bus campaign, which began this past spring and will culminate on August 14, 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.

“We are looking forward to seeing a positive response to our Stuff-A-Bus campaign, said chairman, 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.”

Staff members and volunteers from all Oswego County nine school districts 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 –  August 16 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the APW Bus Garage

Central Square – August 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Central Square Education Office.

Fulton – August 16 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Fairgrieve Elementary School.

Hannibal – August 16 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Kenny Elementary School.

Oswego – August 16 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Kingsford Park Elementary School Cafeteria.

Pulaski – August 16 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Pulaski Middle / Senior School.

Sandy Creek – August 15 from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Sandy Creek Elementary School Cafeteria.

Phoenix – August 16 from 9 a.m. – noon at Maroun Elementary School.

Mexico – August 16 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Mexico Elementary School.

Families are urged to attend the distribution in their school district and must present their child’s 2012 / 2013 report card for entrance and school supply pickup.

School supplies will be available for those who would find it challenging to purchase the supplies that their child need for school.

Volunteers 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 315-593-1900.

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