Linda D’Amato truly knows what it means to give back during the holiday season.
Since 2013, the Weedsport woman has wrapped Christmas gifts in exchange for charitable donations. This year, D’Amato set up her wrapping station inside the Fingerlakes Mall and is donating all the money she raises to Joseph’s House, a home in Syracuse for pregnant women and single mothers who are homeless.
D’Amato said she does not charge for her services but hopes people will slip some money into her donation box in the spirit of the holidays.
“People have been very generous,” she said. “Even people who don’t want anything wrapped have been putting money in the box.”