Credit: Sean Locke, Thinkstock
Credit: Sean Locke, Thinkstock

If you or someone you know could really use a helping hand when it comes to making sure kids have all the school supplies they need, then mark your calendar for the Family Service Association "Back To School Project".  

From August 31st to September 4th, FSA in Oneonta will be distributing school supplies and some toiletries to families in Otsego County. A parent or guardian may come to choose supplies on the day designated by the first letter of their last name. Pick up hours on each day are from 9:30am to noon and then from 1:30pm to 4pm at the Elm Park Methodist Church at 401 Chestnut Street in Oneonta.

See the following schedule for pickup dates:

August 31st: Last names beginning with A - H
September 1st: Last names beginning with I - M
September 2nd: Last names beginning with N - R
September 3rd: Last names beginning with S - Z
September 4th: By appointment (for those who couldn't come the other days)

If you can't make it on the designated day of your last name, please call FSA at (607) 432-2870 to make an appointment to pick up pre-packaged bag of supplies on September 4th.  To donate much needed school supplies or toiletries for this project, bring items to Family Service Association at 277 Chestnut St., Oneonta.  For more information go to