The stockings were filled with toys, school supplies, toiletries, teddy bears and more thanks to HPU students, faculty and staff. This is the fourth year HPU has participated in the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign. This year’s donation surpassed last year’s donation of over 600 stockings.
“It is so heartwarming to come here, see this room full of stockings and to know that some child will have a Christmas this year,” says Greyson Whitaker, SGA president.
“To give back in any way large or small is a great feeling.”
This year the Student Government Association donated 300 stockings to the cause. Men’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball, track and field, and other organizations on campus were also contributors to this year’s campaign.
“This shows the caring and giving nature that our faculty and staff embody in and outside of the classroom,” says Gail Tuttle, vice president of Student Life. “It is very heartfelt to see that our students are living what they are learning in the classroom.”