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Students Stuff 600 Stockings for Children

Posted on December 17, 2013.
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Lacrosse players Jianela Rincon, Samantha Brown and Melissa Villanti stuff stockings for the Salvation Army.

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Student Government Association members Alex Nelson, Marissa Pierre and Haley McKeown prepare to load up 600 stockings and transport them to the Salvation Army of High Point.

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Members of the women’s volleyball team stuff stockings.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 17, 2013 – Ensuring that children in the community receive a gift for Christmas is important to High Point University students. This year, they’ve donated 600 stockings filled with toys and necessities to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign to do just that.

It marks the third year in a row that students have participated and nearly doubled the amount of stockings donated each year. In 2011, they donated 150 stockings to the campaign. In 2012, they donated 375.

Groups like the Student Government Association, who filled a total of 300 stockings, as well as the women’s lacrosse and volleyball teams, led the efforts on campus.

“I am proud of our student body answering the call to provide gifts to children on Christmas who might not otherwise receive one,” says Tyler Steelman, senior and SGA president. “Stuff a Stocking is a campaign we are passionate about and one that gives us great joy to be part of.”

To view video of the women’s lacrosse team hosting a stocking party on campus, click here.

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