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Miami staff, students become Christmas elves for local foster kids

December 14, 2016
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Miami University Freshman Rebecca Dela Cruz, left, talks to Miami President Gregory Crawford as they wrap gifts for the Miami Holiday Project on Tuesday, Dec 13, in Phillips Hall in Oxford. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF OXFORD The top leader of Miami University picked up a second job Tuesday — Christmas elf. Miami University President Gregory Crawford and his wife, Renate, joined students and other holiday volunteers to wrap Christmas gifts for foster children in Butler and Preble counties. The Miami Holiday Project has been an annual tradition on the school’s main campus for more than 20 years and has raised more than $250,000 and has helped more than 2,240 children over the years. Students, staff and faculty showed up at 6 a.m. on a recent Saturday morning at Meijer in Hamilton to shop for the gifts. The grocery chain donated $4,000 in gift cards, in addition to the more than $16,000 raised by the university....

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