backpack and school supply drive

Backpack and School Supplies Drive

To support Mary Nelson's 13th Annual Youth Day BBQ


Donate backpacks (new or gently used) and school supplies to help local children prepare for the school year. Items will be distributed at the annual Mary Nelson Youth Day BBQ on August 16, 2014.

Help support the award-winning charitable work of Upstate employee Mary Nelson.


July 7 - 25


Collection box locations:

  • 250 Harrison St., 4th floor
  • 550 Harrison St., Suite 105, Radiology
  • College of Nursing, 545 Cedar St., 3rd floor
  • Community campus - main lobby
  • Jacobsen Hall lobby
  • Silverman Hall lobby
  • University Hospital, room 1401 (Volunteer Office)
  • Weiskotten Hall main lobby
  • Widewaters - Financial Services lunch room
  • Widewaters - IMT 2nd floor break room
  • Mary Nelson’s Youth Center, 2849 S. Salina Street, Syracuse

Volunteers Needed

To volunteer at the Youth Day BBQ, call 315-422-5690.

Saturday, August 16, 2014
11 am to 6 pm
Corner of South Salina St. and Wood Ave. in Syracuse

For more information

Call Mary Nelson at 315.422.5690 or visit

Mary's message: "Stay in school! They have a world of possibilities, and it has to start with education."

750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Main Campus Phone:
315 464-5540

Public Safety:
315 464-4000

Upstate Connect:
315 464-8668