HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 16, 2010 – The High Point University Board of Stewards of the Hayworth Chapel helped to brighten the Christmas spirit of 150 needy children this year through the High Point Salvation Army Angel Tree program.
Thanks to the generosity of students and members of the HPU community, the Board of Stewards was able to sponsor 30 more children this year than last year, and will also be sponsoring the 1000th child since it began working with the program in 1996.
The students, who use offerings from the fall semester HPU Chapel worship services, totaled more than $8,200 ? and 100 percent of those funds were used to purchase toys and other gift items.
“We are endlessly grateful to the students and community members who have sacrificed a little to provide so much for children in our area,” says Lindsey Queener, Board of Stewards member and HPU junior. “HPU teaches us to give generously, so it is no surprise that so many have really risen to the occasion for this year’s Angel Tree Project.”
Since 1996, the Hayworth Chapel Board of Stewards has donated offerings to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The offerings are collected each week during Wednesday evening services.
“The Angel Tree program is important for HPU because it allows students to make an impact for Christmas in the community here before they go home for the holidays,” says Hal Warlick, Dean of the Chapel at HPU. “Because the program has a semester long emphasis, it creates the opportunity not only for students to do something, but also gives them an attitude and a spirit of genuine giving rather than just accomplishing a task.”
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 highpoint.edu.
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