HPU’s Student Government Association packed more than 500 stockings to support the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign. The university filled more than 70 percent of the Salvation Army’s goal.
HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 4, 2018 – High Point University’s Community Center was packed with student “elves” as they stuffed more than 500 stockings for local children on Dec. 3.
“I am a senior at HPU and have had the honor of participating in this event since my freshman year,” said Kirby Hutcheson, an HPU criminal justice major.
Hutcheson joined other student volunteers for this year’s stuff a stocking event hosted by HPU’s Student Government Association to benefit the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking campaign. Every year, the HPU community fills stockings with toys, school supplies, toiletries and much more.
“This is one of my favorite events that I have the privilege of helping host,” said Tucker Wilson, HPU’s SGA’s service chair. “Being able to have the ability to give back to our local community is truly the best feeling, and I feel so blessed to be able to do so. This is a special event that gives us the opportunity to bond with our community and serve them as well.”
The Salvation Army’s goal this year is to fill 700 stockings. HPU has already filled more than 70 percent of the Salvation Army’s goal, and HPU students will continue stuffing stockings through Dec. 10. The university also filled 70 percent of last year’s goal.
The SGA’s efforts are part of the university’s annual 100,000 hours of service. During the Christmas season, the spirit of giving is amplified throughout campus as student organizations impact more than 24,000 people through gift and food donations, as well as special holiday parties.