The Greater Binghamton is a very giving community.  For 12 years now, Binghamton's Lourdes Hospital puts together some awesome gift baskets to benefit some outstanding charities in our community such as : American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Rescue Mission of the Southern Tier and the American Diabetes Association.

This year, there are 48 different themed baskets filled with everything from an iPad, to dinners for two, a Kindle Fire, gardening items, tools, Disney items, and a bunch more.

$1 Raffle tickets will be sold at Center Court of the Oakdale Mall this weekend, around the HAWK's 'Refeather Your Nest' display.  So this would be a good time to check out the items you can win with the HAWK and at the same time, consider buying tickets to help some local charities with a basket donation.

Who knows, you may win something nice in time for Easter.

Lourdes will also be selling tickets in the Lourdes Hospital Cafeteria April 8-11 and April 14-16.  Times may vary, so check their web site for specific times.