Faculty and staff played the role of Santa’s elves during the President’s Holiday Reception on Dec. 9, piling gifts on the President’s Holiday Mountain of Giving.

Nearly 40 toys, cash and several gift cards were collected for the NAU Police Department toy drive, 38 gifts for NAU’s Senior Companion/Foster Grandparents, 350 pounds of food for the St. Mary’s Food Bank, and almost 60 gift cards for Northland Family Help Center were collected. Sodexo also donated 432 disposable razors to the Senior Companion/Foster Grandparents programs.