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Design Students Create Gift Boxes for Elderly
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 5, 2012 – High Point University School of Art and Design students created one-of-a-kind boxes filled with items for the elderly this holiday season. The boxes will be delivered to the Roy Culler Senior Center of High Point to be distributed to seniors unable to leave their homes.
The project was originally inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture tradition where students would build gift boxes to present to Mr. Wright, who was a famous American architect, interior designer, writer and educator. Items the students will include are everyday items that may be inaccessible due to homebound illness or disability.
The boxes are each handmade, making them unique. The material used to cover the boxes is fabric from the School of Art and Design’s resource room that would have otherwise been discarded.
“I am proud of our students for the creative work they have done on the boxes,” said Dr. Jane Nichols, department chair of home furnishings and interior design. “Making the boxes for the elderly is a tradition we are starting, and I think it is a great way for the students to give back using their talents and abilities.”