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Clarkson University Children Donate Toys to Potsdam Holiday Fund

A holiday party for children of Clarkson University employees was hosted Saturday by the Clarkson Club and Clarkson President's Office.

Children of Clarkson University employees recently donated about 60 toys to the Potsdam Holiday Fund.Each of the children attending brought a gift for a less fortunate boy or girl to be donated to Potsdam Holiday Fund and, as a thank-you, received a handmade ornament by a local artist.

The children, who also enjoyed cookie decorating, crafts, games and a visit from Santa, provided about 60 toys to the Potsdam Holiday Fund.

Monetary donations to the Potsdam Holiday Fund are still welcome and appreciated, and may be sent to PO Box 827, Potsdam, NY 13676. More information about the program is available at

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Children of Clarkson University employees recently donated about 60 toys to the Potsdam Holiday Fund (photo by Robert Ewy).

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