FULTON, NY â€“ With the United Wayâ€™s annual Stuff-a-Bus event only days away, committee members are busy working with sponsors and collection sites to make sure everything is in place for the Aug. 13 collection date.
â€œWe have been accepting donations at a number of locations throughout Oswego County for the past month and now it is time to focus on our final collection day. I encourage those who havenâ€™t had the opportunity to donate to the Stuff-a-Bus campaign to stop by any of our nine convenient locations where they can help us Stuff-a-Bus with school supplies for children less fortunate in Oswego County,â€ said coordinator Ali McGrath.
Held annually, the United Wayâ€™s Stuff-a-Bus campaign seeks to collect school supplies so that children will be ready to begin the school year with the supplies they need to succeed.
For this yearâ€™s campaign, the United Way looks to fill nine buses with school supplies for students in need throughout Oswego County.
School supplies are currently being collected at various locations now through Aug. 13 when the campaign culminates in a final collection day.
The United Way will have buses at nine convenient locations that day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
The Wal-Marts on Route 49 in Central Square, Route 104 in Oswego, Route 3 in Granby; Kinney Drugs on Main Street in Mexico, Route 13 in Pulaski, 17 S. First St., Fulton; Staples on Route 104 in Oswego; The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal; and Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix.
â€œI am pleased with the reception we have received from the businesses who have volunteered to be an official collection point for school supplies. They have really become involved this year with many of their employees donating their time to help and recruiting volunteers to also lend a hand with on the final collection day, Aug. 13,â€ said McGrath.
For more information, call McGrath at 593-1900.