Stuff A Bus

2023 Donation List  |  2023 Drop-Off Sites flyer  |  2023 Distribution Sites flyer

In the 20 years that Stuff-A-Bus has been operating, the event has provided supplies for thousands of children across Oswego County. The Stuff-A-Bus drive began in 2003 as part of United Way’s Success By 6 initiative to provide necessary school supplies to low-income families who are unable to purchase these items on their own. If not for the donations, many students in Oswego County would attend classes without crayons, pencils, paper; the very supplies necessary to facilitate learning. Stuff-A-Bus was started to fulfill two needs in our county: First, the need to bring school supplies for some families. The second need was to provide community members a day to volunteer and give back. The annual event involves partnering with all nine school districts to ensure that all children in need of school supplies receive them—a tradition that helps our children and youth succeed.

2023 Donation List

We are collecting general school supplies for Oswego County’s children in need. Together we can Stuff-A-Bus to ensure every child in our County is ready to begin school with the necessary tools to learn! Below are the necessary supplies in need:

• Backpacks large and small
• Blue & Black pens
• Colored pencils
• Colored Pocket folders
• Composition books
• Crayons
• D-ring binders (1″, 1 1/2”, or 2”)
• Dry erase markers
• Erasers
• Glue Sticks
• Hard pencil case
• Highlighters
• Index Cards
• Loose-leaf paper
• No. 2 Pencils
• Post-It notes
• Rulers
• Safety scissors
• Simple function calculators
• Spiral notebooks (1-subject)
• Tabbed dividers for binders

2023 Donation Drop-Off Sites

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 9am–3pm

• Wal-Mart, Central Square
• Wal-Mart, Oswego
• Bullhead Point, Fulton
• Kinney Drugs, Mexico
• Kinney Drugs, Pulaski
• Tops Friendly Market, Hannibal
• Fulton Savings Bank Plaza, Phoenix (9-1pm)**

2023 Distribution Sites

District  |  Date  |  Time  |  Location

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown  |  Monday, August 28, 2023  |  8–11 am  |   APW Elementary Cafeteria* (map) *New location. Please note that this event has moved from the APW Bus Garage to the APW Elementary Cafeteria.

Central Square  |  Thursday, August 24, 2023  |  3–6 pm  |  Middle School Cafeteria (map)

Fulton  |  Thursday, August 24, 2023  |  4–7 pm  |  Fulton War Memorial (map)

Hannibal  |  Friday, August 25, 2023  |  1–3 pm  |  Hannibal District Board Office (map)

Mexico  |  Friday, August 25, 2023  |  8–11 am  |  Mexico Middle School (map)

Oswego  |  Thursday, August 24, 2023  |  3–6 pm (or while supplies last)  |  Oswego Elks Lodge (map)

Phoenix  |  Tuesday, August 29, 2023  |  4:30–6:30 pm  |  Michael A. Maroun Elementary Gym (map)

Pulaski  |  Thursday, August 24, 2023  |  1–3 pm  |  Pulaski High School (map)

Sandy Creek  |  Friday, August 25, 2023  |  5:30–6:30 pm  |  Oswego County Fairgrounds (map)


Thank you to the 2022 Stuff-A-Bus contributors who include teachers, local businesses, volunteers, and community members. In 2022, we collected 33,415 supplies which helped send 1,730 students back to school with the supplies they need to be ready to learn.

Thank you to all of our 2018 Stuff-A-Bus volunteers! With your help we collected 45,868 school supply items to support students in need across Oswego County.