BINGHAMTON, NY -- A group of Binghamton University students will present a check for $10,000 to Mom’s House at 2 p.m. Friday, Apr. 20, at 770 Harry L Drive in Johnson City.

Alexandria Hall, Katelyn Lavrich, Raimi Ade-Salu and Kevin Hallagan, first became involved with Mom’s House through a philanthropy course taught by Professor David Campbell.  The course is geared toward educating students in the value of nonprofits-to-community success, and prompts an active personal engagement in local organizations.

After Mom’s House experienced serious damage in the flood last September, Campbell’s students created a submission for The Learning by Giving Foundation video contest, in an effort to secure support for the facility’s rebuilding efforts. Only students who have taken student philanthropy courses at colleges and universities around the country were eligible to vote for the contest winner.   Binghamton’s video submission, which can be seen here http://youtu.be/UvZgzC_yA3w, finished first in the contest garnering the $10,000 award for Mom’s House.

For the Binghamton students, the contest provided an opportunity to showcase their knowledge, values and decision-making skills developed through the philanthropy courses at the University, while at the same time, providing support for worthy non-profit organizations.

Mom’s House in Johnson City is a not-for-profit agency that provides free childcare to low-income single parents, who have chosen to continue their education.