From food and toy drives to hospital visits and teddy bear tosses, student-athletes from across the NCAA's more than 1,200 colleges and universities have been busy making impacts on their local communities this holiday season.

Watch the giving in action
Making An Impact: Part 1  Part 2

Mercyhurst Athletics
Mercyhurst fans threw teddy bears on the ice after the Lakers scored their first goal on Dec. 7, and raised for Toys for Tots.
 
Michigan State Athletics
Michigan State student-athletes have helped to donate more than 3,000 pounds of items.
 
Michigan State Athletics
The Michigan State food drive initiative is in its fourth year.
Maine Athletics
Maine held a toy drive for the local Toys for Tots.
Clarkson Athletics
Clarkson's Todd Christian and Paul Geiger raised money for The Salvation Army.