By Fox 40 News Staff.

The expectation for many children on Christmas day is to have plenty of presents under the tree. However, unfortunately, this did not happen for some children.

The Vestal Elks held a holiday breakfast Sunday, in efforts to raise funds to get those children some gifts.

This event was a part of their Christmas Charities program. For eight dollars, participants could indulge in a buffet complete with pancakes, bacon, home fries and a selection of other breakfast items.

"The Elks motto is Elks care, Elks share. And, it's also very rewarding. All of our members here really enjoy the shopping, and the fact that the children aren't asking for extravagant things. Typically they are asking for socks, sneakers, coats, hats, gloves and you are purchasing that kind of thing. It really makes you feel good about what you are doing," said Christmas Committee Chair, Chris Battaglini.

The Vestal Elks Christmas Charities program provided almost 500 gifts to people in need this year.