Operation Santa: Collecting toys for elementary students

By Sam Gaddes

December 11, 2013 Updated Dec 11, 2013 at 6:53 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton University student organizations combine forces to help those less fortunate this holiday season.

Wednesday was the final day of Operation Santa.

The Student Association at Binghamton University teamed up with guidance counselors from each elementary school in the Binghamton School District. They provided a list of families who need a little extra help getting presents for their children.

"I think it is really important to give back to your community a lot of the students here come from well off families and I think it is really important to help people out especially during the holidays." said Francesca Lucia, a senior at Binghamton University.

With that list in hand student and faculty groups at BU went out and bought presents for those students.

The groups collected and wrapped all the gifts in the Mandela Room.

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