Board of Stewards Raises $10,000 for Angel Tree

Students Stoltzfus (left) and Green (right) pick out clothes that a child will receive for Christmas as a part of the Angel Tree program.

Students Stoltzfus (left) and Green (right) pick out clothes that a child will receive for Christmas as a part of the Angel Tree program.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 9, 2015 – High Point University’s Board of Stewards filled their shopping carts with the perfect gifts for children in the High Point area in hopes of making their Christmas brighter this year.

Every year, 100 percent of their fall semester offering from HPU Chapel services goes to the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. This year, they collected more than $10,000.

“Being able to go out and get gifts for these children makes me feel like my Christmas has already come,” said HPU student and Board of Stewards member Aria Reel. “Being a part of someone’s life, even if it is indirectly, is a beautiful thing especially this time of year.”

“I loved being able to be a part of this, and it is a very humbling experience,” said HPU student and Board of Stewards member Rock Collier. “It brings joy to your heart to be able to do it for these kids who wouldn’t have gifts to open on Christmas morning otherwise.”

Student Aria Reel picks out clothes for the Angel Tree program.

Student Aria Real picks out clothes for the Angel Tree program.

The HPU Board of Stewards hosts several events throughout the year for the community such as a Trunk-or-Treat and Easter Party for West End Ministries.

“These students inspire me and the campus of High Point University,” said Rev. Preston Davis, minister to the university. “More than 100 children in the High Point community will receive clothes and or toys from the offering. The Board of Stewards truly lead the effort of our whole community to better reflect God’s love, generosity and spirit to the world.”

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