Dozens of community members and visitors filled the Clubhouse Tavern for the United Way’s eighth annual Harborfest Breakfast.
Committee members and volunteers kept busy cooking and serving breakfast all morning as those eager to support Stuff-A-Bus gathered to enjoy breakfast and support a worthwhile project. Partnering with more than 20 business and organizations, as well as school districts throughout Oswego County, United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
“Each year Oswego County school districts experience an increase of students who do not have the means to purchase the supplies necessary to begin the school year. Our Stuff-A-Bus program looks to address that situation and provide as many children as possible with school supplies,” said Executive Director of the United Way Melanie Trexler.
In Oswego County, almost one quarter of children live in poverty, according to statistics compiled by the New York State Community Action Association.
Planning Committee Chairperson Dan Dorsey, of co-sponsor Eagle Beverage, was impressed with the support the event received from the community and praised the committee members and the many volunteers for make the breakfast possible.
“The support we received from both community members and the many visitors who were in town for Harborfest was tremendous,” he said. “Thanks to the generosity of those who attended, we raised more than $3,000 to benefit the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign. The genuine concern that was expressed for our youth is a wonderful example of community helping community.”
For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, contact the United Way at 315-593-1900, Melanie Trexler.