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Valley Viewpoints: Stuff-A-Bus support

by William Crist, Superintendent of Schools Oswego City School District

Thanks to the tremendous outpouring of support we received from the community and the tireless effort of our many volunteers, the Annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, a partnership between Oswego County School Districts and United Way of Greater Oswego County, was a resounding success.

The donations of school supplies that we received from individuals and businesses, the work of the volunteers who sorted and distributed the school supplies, and the cooperation we received from businesses that graciously hosted a bus and served as an official drop site for school supplies is appreciated more than words can express.

The success of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign would not have been possible if not for the collaborative efforts of the Fulton, Phoenix, Hannibal, Mexico, APW, Pulaski, Sandy Creek, Central Square, and Oswego school districts, the CSEA, and OCTA.

Their efforts, along with that or our many volunteers and Stuff-A-Bus committee co-chairpersons, JoAnn Conzone, and Melanie Trexler, executive director of United Way of Greater Oswego County, helped to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of children who as a result of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign now have the school supplies they need for a successful start to the school year.

It was moving to see the expressions on the faces of the families that received school supplies for their children.  Their gratitude was immeasurable.

Thank you to the countless number of community members who donated school supplies and to the businesses that served as an official school supply collection site.

Your concern for the youth of Oswego County is greatly appreciated.

Members of the Oswego City School District have officially kicked off the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Pictured promoting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign are Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, Kingsford Park School student Anthony Harter, and Stuff-A-Bus Committee member Karen Canale.

Oswego City School District kicks off Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

Members of the Oswego City School District have officially kicked off the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Pictured promoting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign are Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, Kingsford Park School student Anthony Harter, and Stuff-A-Bus Committee member Karen Canale.

Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in underway.

Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

Beginning in June, Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone organized a number of vents for OCTA and the OCSD to participate in such as jeans days and drawings for gift baskets.

“In order to raise awareness of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign and to encourage donations of school supplies, Karen Canale and I hosted Stuff-A-Bus promotional days at Crisafulli Rink with the OZ Roller Girls,” said Conzone. “We distributed information about the campaign, the types of school supplies we are hoping to collect, and where the donations may be made. We also held a drawing for the gift baskets that we put together.”

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