HIGH POINT, N.C., March 15, 2013 – High Point University’s Civitan Club is being honored with two international awards. Civitan International awarded HPU’s chapter “Campus Club of the Year” and “Service Project of the Year” for 2012.
The club’s “Stop Hunger Now” event earned them the top spot for “Service Project of the Year.” Students raised funds and then assembled 10,000 meal packs in August. The packs were sent around the world to feed impoverished families.
“It was great, because we got to see the project from start to finish. Not just raising the funds, but then seeing exactly what the money was going towards,” says Scott Skowronski, president of the Civitan Club.
Club leaders say they are spending more time on larger service events to keep awareness and involvement up throughout the year. During the past year, the club has increased membership by 60 percent.
“People would see us packaging food during the ‘Stop Hunger Now’ project and want to find out how they could help,” says Stefanie Borleiter, the club’s vice president.
The increased involvement helped pushed the club to the top for “Campus Club of the Year,” and leaders hope to keep the momentum going.
The Civitan Club’s next big event will be a Homeless Awareness Campout, to be held at 7 p.m. on March 22. The event will be held at the former J.C. Penny parking lot at Oak Hollow Mall and is open to the public. Members of the community who would like to participate should RSVP through Open Door Ministries by emailing Leslie Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.