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Binghamton University students complete Helping Celebrate Abilities renovation

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. - A Binghamton University student group with a track record of transformational projects has once again stepped up big for a local non-profit.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars recently completed a renovation of the Johnson City headquarters of Helping Celebrate Abilities, formerly known as the Handicapped Children's Association.

On Friday April 20, about 150 members of the School of Management honors program installed a series of murals, mosaics, and interactive wall panels throughout the facility.

PwC Scholars President Jeremy Solomon says that earlier in the school year the BU students came to HCA to spend time with the kids who attend preschool there.

"We were able to have such a personal connection with the students to be able to create that relationship where I really feel a lot more proud of what we've done because I know some of the students.  And I know how these students are going to appreciate the different pieces inside and outside," said Solomon.

The BU students also installed a pagoda and took other steps toward creating an outdoor sensory garden.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Scholars held a variety of fundraisers throughout the school year to raise the roughly $17,000 spent on the project.

Each year the group selects a different non-profit to assist.

Previous projects included the OurSpace playground at Rec Park and the courtyard at North Shore Towers in Binghamton.

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