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Excellus employees provide gifts for city school students

Posted at: 12/05/2012 9:46 PM

Children at School 22 in the city got a special treat on Wednesday.

Employees from Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield were at the school to deliver some early Christmas presents to the students. The gifts were paid for by the employees and the program is all in the memory of Scott Spino, a son of an Excellus retiree. His mother Geri talked with News10NBC and explained why this program is so important to her and Excellus.

"I do this in memory of my son Scott," says Geri. "He was a fourth grade teacher here, and he's been dead for eight years. So to keep his spirit and his legacy of love alive, we do this in his memory, as well as read once a month at School 22."

Excellus employees have been part of this project since Scott's death in 2004. All the students at the school on Wednesday received a board game. For more information on the Scott Spino Foundation you can visit the foundation's website by clicking here.