Students organize gifts in SUNY Geneseo's Center for Community as part of the college's Adopt-A-Family program this year. The college is working with two Livingston County agencies in distributing the gifts to 31 needy families.
GENESEO, N.Y. - Thirty-one families in Livingston County will benefit this year from the State University of New York at Geneseo's Adopt-A-Family program, which ensures holiday gifts for those who otherwise would go without. The gift packages were assembled by student groups and college departments.
"Our faculty, staff and students are very generous with their time and money and there is no question these 31 families wouldn't have had much of a Christmas without their involvement," said Kay Fly, the college's coordinator of volunteerism and service learning.
Livingston County Catholic Charities and the Livingston County Teenage Services Act Program (TASA) provided names of needy families with gift requests, and SUNY Geneseo students and college departments bought and wrapped the gifts. Representatives from the agencies will deliver the gifts to the families they serve.