Students living on campus at Binghamton University have taken it upon themselves to make sure children in need have a Christmas to remember this year.
The BU chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary has teamed up with Res Life to donate gifts to the less fortunate. Students collected the presents in the College in the Woods dining hall Sunday from residence halls across campus.
The gifts will be picked up by the Salvation Army Monday morning, and distributed to children in the area.
"It gives them a great opportunity to give back to the community, give back to the Salvation Army, and they're giving back to children that need these gifts," said Bryan Gitto, President of National Residence Hall Honorary at BU.
BU students have been doing the toy drive for 17 years and hope to donate more than a thousand gifts this season.
Broome County Executive Announces Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Broome County Executive Debbie Preston announced today that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer.
Preston has been in office since 2012.
In a statement, Preston said she has no plans to stop working and that she feels great both physically and mentally.
Preston went on to say, "I've never backed down from a fight in my life. I've won some and I've lost some. But I've certainly won more than I've lost. And this fight against cancer is one that I intend to win."
Right now, Preston... more
Effects of Wine on Kidney Disease VIEW VIDEO
An occasional glass of wine may help keep your kidneys healthy.
Furthermore, for those who already have kidney disease, moderate wine drinking might help the heart.
When researchers looked at... more
Man Under Bed Arrested
State police tell us a wanted Kirkwood man jumped his bail, and then jumped under a bed.
Police say that 42-year-old James Kennerup was arrested for bail jumping and criminal possession of a... more