In an effort to support the United Way Stuff-A-Bus campaign, area businesses will be selling paper buses to help raise money to purchase school supplies for students in Oswego County who are in need for the upcoming school year. Working in collaboration with school districts throughout Oswego County, United Way is looking to Stuff-A-Bus with school supplies.
“Every year, hundreds of children in Oswego County will enter school without the necessary school supplies and hundreds more will run out of the necessary supplies before the school year is over,” said Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way.
“The goal of the Stuff-A- Bus campaign is to prepare children in Oswego County for a successful school year by ensuring they have the school supplies they need. Last year’s campaign served approximately 1,600 families in Oswego County and we are hopeful to serve even more this year,” she added.
The money raised from selling the paper buses will go to purchase items that are less likely to be donated, such as backpacks and scientific calculators. Paper buses are available at the following businesses for a donation in support of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign. All Pathfinder Bank locations in Oswego County. Key Bank in Oswego.
“We are hoping to get even more companies and individuals involved in our Stuff-A-Bus campaign as we are looking to fill eight buses with school supplies this year,” added Trexler.
The highlight of the “Stuff-A-Bus” campaign will be the collection day on Aug. 14 when school buses will be at the following local sites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.
- Wal-Mart on Route 3, Granby
- Wal-Mart on Route 49, Central Square
- Wal-Mart on Route 104, Oswego
- Kinney Drugs at 17 South 1st St., Fulton
- Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main St., Mexico
- Village Market IGA on Route 3, Hannibal
- Fulton Savings Bank parking lot on Route 57, Phoenix
For more information, call the United Way at 593-1900.