PLATTSBURGH - Employees at Knight Automotive traditionally draw names each December from a hat and play "Secret Santa," exchanging gifts with each other. However, this year was different.
Employee Terry Relation offered a suggestion to the business' owner, Rich Knight, to forego the tradition and, instead, give toys to The Christmas Bureau, a nonprofit organization which gives toys, clothing and other gifts to low-income families at Christmastime.
"People in our area are hurting, and this small gesture will brighten up Christmas morning for some local families, and that feels good," said Knight. "The idea coming from an employee, and being immediately embraced by everyone, is very gratifying."
The Christmas Bureau received a shopping cart filled with toys and two bicycles Dec. 18.