Backpack and School Supplies Drive

Backpack and School Supplies Drive


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 18, 2018.

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


July 16 - August 3


Collection box locations:

  • Academic Building — 1st and 2nd floor lobbies
  • Cancer Center — 1st floor lobby
  • Child Care Center, 650 South Salina St.
  • Community Campus hospital — 1st floor main lobby
  • EM-STAT, 550 East Genesee St., rm. 200E
  • Financial Services, Galleries, 447 South Salina St., 4th floor breakroom
  • Health Sciences Library, main lobby
  • Jacobsen Hall, main lobby
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, 3229 East Genesee St.
  • Marketing, 250 Harrison St., 4th floor
  • Mary Nelson's Youth Center, 2849 South Salina St.
  • Silverman Hall, main lobby
  • Weiskotten Hall, main lobby

Or, give donations directly to Mary Nelson at Radiology, Specialty Services at Harrison (550), suite F

Volunteers Needed

To volunteer at the Youth Day BBQ, call 315.464.4836 and speak with Becca Pesci. You can also contact Mary Nelson's Youth Center at 315-422-2761. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018
11 am to 6 pm
Corner of South Salina St. and Wood Ave. in Syracuse

For more information

Call Mary Nelson at 315.422.2761 or visit Youth Day BBQExternal Icon

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