HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 8, 2010 – High Point University’s chapter of Kappa Delta sorority helped give a confidence boost to local girls and women in need by holding a purse drive.
Titled the “Go Confidently Collection,” the purse drive was created by individual women coming together to inspire confidence in women and girls across the country. Women in the area community donated pre-loved or gently-used purses to the drive.
After collecting more than 150 purses, Kappa Delta then donated them to Family Services of the Piedmont, a private nonprofit agency serving children and families in Guilford County.
“Everyone was really excited about our event,” said Megan Hennessey, Vice-President of Community Service for Kappa Delta. “The response from the community was phenomenal. We ended up with so many purses we are sure to make several women and girls confident with their new bags.”
The “Go Confidently Collection” tries to build confidence among girls in need and women in difficult situations. Through the collection, Kappa Delta aimed to help girls and women “carry confidence” with them.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.
Vice President for Administration