Pictured above in the front row from left are Jennifer Losurdo of the Oswego City County Youth Bureau, Nolan Verburg, Kameron Falcetti, Kaelyn Bond, Peyton Bond, Shane Bond, Ali Gurney, Liam Bond, Samantha Gurney (forefront), Devon Bond, and Stuff-A-Bus Committee Co-Person Laurie Kelly. Back row from left are: Firefighters John Macklin and Justin Norfleet, Oswego City Mayor Billy Barlow, Stuff-A-Bus Committee Co-Chairperson and Executive Director of United Way Patrick Dewine with Elsie Verburg, Committee Member John Michael Kelly, Firefighter Alan Buskey, Stephen Carroll with Clare Carroll, and Firefighter John Coughlin. Pictured above in the front row from left are Jennifer Losurdo of the Oswego City County Youth Bureau, Nolan Verburg, Kameron Falcetti, Kaelyn Bond, Peyton Bond, Shane Bond, Ali Gurney, Liam Bond, Samantha Gurney (forefront), Devon Bond, and Stuff-A-Bus Committee Co-Person Laurie Kelly. Back row from left are: Firefighters John Macklin and Justin Norfleet, Oswego City Mayor Billy Barlow, Stuff-A-Bus Committee Co-Chairperson and Executive Director of United Way Patrick Dewine with Elsie Verburg, Committee Member John Michael Kelly, Firefighter Alan Buskey, Stephen Carroll with Clare Carroll, and Firefighter John Coughlin. Submitted photo
Written by  Aug 11, 2017

Oswego City Firefighters Support United Way 2017 Stuff-A-Bus Campaign

Patrick Dewine, executive director of United Way of Greater Oswego County has announced that the Oswego Fire Fighters Association Local 126 is currently collecting school supplies at its main headquarters, 35 East Cayuga St. in Oswego through Aug. 18 in support of the United Way Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

Made possible through a collaboration between United Way and Oswego County school districts, the United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County.

“The Oswego Firefighters Association continues to provide significant support for initiatives that benefit our youth,” said Dewine. “The generosity of the Oswego Fire Department is a welcome boost to our Stuff-A-Bus campaign and helps allow us to provide as many children as possible with the school supplies they need to start the school year.”

In addition to serving as a collection point the Oswego Firefighters Association pledges an annual donation of school supplies to the campaign. “We appreciate the important work the United Way does in the Oswego community, and are proud to lend our support to the Stuff-A-Bus campaign," said Firefighter and President of the Oswego Firefighters Association John Geraci.

School supplies are also being collected at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, 70 Bunner Street in Oswego and at the City Hall building 13 West Oneida Street, Oswego. “Stuff-A-Bus Committee Member Jennifer Losurdo has done an excellent job in reaching out to these entities. With the effort our committee members have put forth we are looking forward to filling all our buses during our community Stuff-A-Bus collection day,” added Dewine.

The Stuff-A-Bus community collection day will take place August 18 when the United Way looks to fill school buses with school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks. Businesses throughout Oswego County that have been collecting school supplies over the past few weeks will have a school bus on site where volunteers will be accepting donations. Buses will be at the following sites from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

- Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square

- Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego

- Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Fulton

- Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main Street in Mexico

- Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski

- Kinney Drugs at 17 South 1st Street in Fulton

- Tops Friendly Market, Route 3 in Hannibal

- Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

School supplies collected through the Stuff-A-Bus campaign will be distributed to students in their respective school districts while supply lasts. A copy of the child's 2016-2017 School Report Card is required for entrance to pick up school supplies.

For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign and a complete list of dates and times of distributions in each school district visit www.oswegounitedway.org or follow United Way of Greater Oswego County on Facebook.

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