Centro, Syracuse Salvation Army and Syracuse Mets team up for Stuff-A-Bus with school supplies and clothing for area kids in need
Sunday July 31st Centro, Syracuse Salvation Army and Syracuse Mets Team Up with “Stuff-A-Bus” With Back-to-School Supplies and Apparel for Christmas in July Event at NBT Bank Stadium .
“If you go to NBT Stadium on July 31st, we ask that you consider making a donation to help members of the local community in need,” said Jason Smorol, general manager of the Syracuse Mets. “We want to fill an entire Centro bus with new school supplies and clothes. Specifically, we are looking to collect backpacks, lunch boxes, school supplies, t-shirts (sizes 2T and up), underwear and socks. If you are able to donate any of these items, you can drop them off with Salvation Army representatives from Syracuse and Centro, who will be stationed outside the stadium near the Centro bus before heading to the stadium to enjoy the game. added Smorol.
“Not all kids can afford new school supplies or new clothes,” said Centro Marketing and Communications Director Lynette Paduano. “Centro is committed to ensuring that local students have equal opportunity and the resources necessary to succeed academically. Providing children with the supplies they need is important if we want them to succeed. Every little gesture counts. But we can’t do it alone, so we’re asking for help from the community to collect these much-needed items,” Paduano added.
Centro is also looking to fill several positions in its Syracuse, Utica, Auburn and Oswego locations. They will have recruiters on hand for anyone interested in learning more about a career at Centro.
“The Salvation Army of Syracuse invites you to join us for our 2022 Christmas Stuff-A-Bus campaign in July as we work together to create a positive and lifelong impact on education in our community,” said Deanna Delmonico, PR/Donor Relations Manager. for the Syracuse Salvation Army. “Our Stuff-A-Bus campaign is providing local children in need with new school supplies and essential clothing items, so they are better prepared to start the school year in September. Additionally, we will have volunteers at the entrance to NBT Stadium ringing our red kettle bells. Contributions to the Red Kettles will go directly to the 40 services we provide in Onondaga County (including our food pantry, daycare and preschool center, seniors center, and family/emergency shelters ),” Delmonico added.
And don’t forget, there’s never been a better time to be a kid than Sunday at NBT Bank Stadium. Children 12 and under receive a voucher good for a bag of chips, a 12 oz Coca-Cola drink, a kids’ Hofmann hot dog and Perry’s ice cream! It’s the most affordable, friendly and fun family in town! Scooch will be there dressed as Santa Claus, and after the game, children can rule the bases like their favorite players!
Don’t miss out on all the fun while taking over to do good for members of our local community. Looking forward to seeing you at the ballpark on Sunday July 31st. The first pitch is at 1:05 p.m.