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BU Students Give A Gift That Keeps On Giving

It's the holiday time and on Wednesday morning, some local elementary students received an early gift.

Engineering students, who are members of the Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity from Binghamton University delivered nearly 600 new reading books to the students at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Binghamton.

The books ranged in difficulty and topics to appropriately fit the different grade levels at the elementary school. Each student in grades K-5 received one free book.

The BU students raised money for the books through a DJ competition, bake sales and donations from professors.

The college students also gave presentations while at the elementary school on the importance of literacy and education.

BU students say it's a great feeling to take a break from studying for finals and give back to the community.

Community Service and Philanthropy Chair of Theta Tau, Aaron Armstrong said, "During the holiday season, we're able to give these kids an extra book, an extra gift, and it really feels good seeing how excited they are, they're always so excited to have us, so thrilled to get out of class and be able to get a free book."

This is the third year BU students have donated books to students in the community.