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Giving Tuesday celebrated across the Southern Tier

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Giving Tuesday in Broome County

ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- Organizations across the Southern Tier participated in Giving Tuesday this year, a day all about giving back.

The Weis Markets store in Endicott collected donations for the annual Bandera Family Christmas Dinner, as well as made a $500 donation itself.

The organization is celebrating its 30th year serving a free Christmas dinner each year, now at three different locations in our area.

Weis Markets Store Manager Christopher Moulton explains, "[the organization] certainly has a huge impact in our community, so we're thankful for what they do for our community and we're as a company very proud to provide this help for them."

For host of the dinner, Bill Bandera, he calls being chosen as the donation recipient, "an honor."

Even though a few bucks may seem small, Bandera says just $10 can feed a family.

"Every bit of it helps us make every year a success," said Bandera.

This marks the second year in a row the Endicott store chose the dinner event as its Giving Tuesday recipient.

All 8 Weis Markets stores in our area had the chance to participate in the same kind of donation process.

Other organizations that participated in Giving Tuesday in our area included the Susquehanna SPCA, SUNY Broome and others.

Julia Gorman

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