VESTAL (WBNG) — The results of Chabad at Binghamton’s Light up a Life toy drive were celebrated Thursday.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) and Sigma Delta Tau (SDT) partnered with Chabad to raise more than $32,000 for Chai Lifeline, an organization that helps kids who are suffering from cancer.
Organizers at Binghamton spent more than a month and a half raising these funds and collecting their toys, exceeding their goal in the end.
A celebration took place Thursday at Binghamton University, where all of the toys were put on display.
Students ended the night by packing them up to be delivered at Chai Lifeline’s Hanukkah party next week.
“Hanukkah is all about spreading the light,” says Amanda Heisler, Chabad at Binghamton Social Chair. “It’s called the light up a life toy drive for a reason. We’re all trying to just give to others, but it doesn’t diminish from what you have. And sharing and all that love just reflects exactly what that holiday is all about.”
Additionally, a giant menorah made out of Legos helped light up the party.
The Legos are also to be donated along with the other toys.