Oswego backpack donation sites

Human Concerns, Oswego’s emergency food pantry, is joining area businesses and organizations in collecting back to school items in support of the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

As part of his community project, AmeriCorps member Evan Oustrich, who is working with Human Concerns, has organized a drive to collect backpacks for distribution to children in need throughout Oswego County.

Aug. 5 through 13 Oustrich will accept donations of new and gently used backpacks at the Human Concerns Center, 85 E. Fourth St. Hours are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Backpack donations also will be accepted during regular business hours at the following locations:

  • Oswego YMCA, 265 W. First St.
  • the river’s end bookstore, 19 W. Bridge St., Oswego
  • Mexico Public Library, 3269 Main St.
  • Paul’s Big M, 275 W. First St., Oswego
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