'I know it sounds cliché or old fashion, but the reward is just giving back'

'I know it sounds cliché or old fashion, but the reward is just giving back'

EUGENE, Ore. - Boxing Day is an opportunity to give to the less fortunate, a holiday observed in Great Britain and elsewhere.

St. Vincent de Paul put a spin on the holiday - call it "Boxer" Day - by recognizing the South Towne Rotary for their donation of over 50,000 pairs of underwear and socks to people need.

"I never expected anything," said Ben Mondragon with the Rotary. "I know it sounds cliché or old fashion, but the reward is just giving back."

Mondragon accepted the award December 26, 2012, on behalf of his club.

day from st. vincent de paul's on behalf of the south towne rotary club, after they've helped donate more than 50 thousand pairs of underwear and socks to the needy.

"If you think about 7,000, 8,000 pair of socks and underwear a year, that's a lot of people to be helping out in a very simple but very direct manner," said Terry McDonald with St. Vincent de Paul. "I don't think you can get a more personal kind of a gift."