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