Oswego County students in need of school supplies will find it easier to get ready for school thanks to the United Way Stuff-A-Bus campaign.
The Stuff-A-Bus campaign, which began this past spring, was initiated to collect donations so that children in need throughout Oswego County would have the supplies they need to begin the new school year.
The United Way is soliciting area businesses and individuals and has arranged for eight buses to be located throughout county where people will be able to donate school supplies.
“We are looking forward to seeing a positive response to our Stuff-A-Bus campaign, said Chairman Jo Ann Conzone of the Oswego City School District. “People and businesses have been very receptive to this year’s campaign. The donations we receive will go a long way in making sure that children in need in Oswego County will have the supplies they need to successfully begin the new school year.”
Staff members and volunteers from all nine school districts in the county and volunteers from the United Way of Greater Oswego County will sort the collected supplies.
Volunteers will then be distributing the school supplies as follows:
- Altmar-Parish-Williamstown – 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Bus Garage
- Central Square – 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Education Office
- Fulton – 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16 at Fairgrieve Elementary School
- Hannibal – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kenny Elementary School
- Oswego – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kingsford Park Elementary School cafeteria
- Pulaski – 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Pulaski Middle-Senior High School
- Sandy Creek – 6 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Sandy Creek Elementary School cafeteria
- Phoenix – 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 at Maroun Elementary School
- Mexico – 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at Mexico Elementary School
Families are urged to attend the distribution in their school district and must present their child’s 2012-2013 report card for entrance and school supply pick-up.
School supplies will be available for those who would find it challenging to purchase the supplies that their child needs for school.
For more information, call 593-1900.