BUFFALO, NY — At a time of year when temperatures are dropping and holiday spirit is in the air, many are eager to give a helping hand to those less fortunate. At the Charter School for Applied Technologies, their students are doing just that.

With the help of parents and teachers, the kids at CSAT were able to collect 4,059 non-perishable goods for St. Luke's Mission of Mercy — the largest non-perishable donation in their history. And the classroom who brought in the most goods? They were promised a chance to "Pie the Principal."

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Whether it was the spirit of giving, or the opportunity to pie the Principal, the food drive was a huge success with excitement and enthusiasm from students and teachers alike. The winning classroom alone donated 600 items.

The record-breaking drive not only helped a great cause, but was a great way to teach the gift of giving to the kids at CSAT. So much so, says teacher's aid Nicole Germain, they may just have to do it again next year.