SHOP hosts “Warm-Up Week” to help community fight off Oswego winter

OSWEGO, NY – SUNY Oswego’s food and clothing pantry, Students Helping Oz Peers, held a “Warm-Up Week” this last week from Tuesday to Thursday, giving out free winter attire for chilly Oswego community members.

The event, which gave out winter wear ranging from coats and boots to gloves and hats, was open to any Oswego students, faculty, and staff in need.

As you can see here there is a bunch of different items including scarfs and shirts. Photo Jack Joannides

Although the event ended Thursday, some clothing and accessories are still available, as well as the typical items available at SHOP’s headquarters in the basement of Penfield Library. 

“We really wanted to create something to help put non-perishable food, toiletries, sexual and reproductive health products, and professional and winter attire in the hands of students who need it,” said Helena Buttons, a senior at SUNY Oswego and the current coordinator for SHOP. 

Alongside this week’s event, SHOP plans on running another drive this April.