St. James students lend helping hand

By Megan Carpenter

October 24, 2013 Updated Oct 24, 2013 at 5:11 PM EST

Johnson City, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students at St. James School have been working all month long to help those in need.

Every month, they help out a different organization in the community, and for October, they chose the Samaritan House.

The students collected pots, dishes, bedding and much more.

They loaded everything into a truck and watched their hard work go to people in need.

Dennis Gorman is the director of the Samaritan House and said it's heart warming to see how excited the kids are to lend a helping hand.

"I think it's great because I think a lot of these kids probably don't understand that there are people out there in need," Gorman said, "this gives them a way of helping back and they seem to do a great job."

The kids were not shy about showing their excitement.

They said giving back not only makes the community a better place, but it feels good for them too.

"It feels really good to know that you're making a difference and helping people," said Luke Redmore, a 6th grader at St. James, "to think of just all those people's faces when they get something new."

Dennis Gorman said blankets are especially important for people in need this time of year, and every little bit helps.

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