HIGH POINT, N.C., May 9, 2019 – Throughout the past month, the following High Point University organizations held fundraising events and hosted programs to benefit the local community. These efforts are part of the 110,000 hours of service and thousands of dollars that the HPU family contributes each year.
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Provides Swim Lessons to Local Children
Members of HPU’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority spent six weeks teaching third grade students from Northwood Elementary and Allen Jay Elementary schools swim lessons through the High Point Swim Club’s Swim4Fun/Swim4Life program. High Point Swim Club is a nonprofit specializing in competitive and instructional swimming.
“Having Zeta sorority members participate with the Swim4Fun program is a huge help to HPSC,” says Aaron Reeves, CEO and head coach of the High Point Swim Club. “Not only do these ladies provide extra hands, they bring excitement and energy that the children respond to in a positive manner.”
HPU’s Kappa Delta Sorority Hosts Superhero Dash 5K and Raises $17,955
The Superhero Dash, co-hosted by HPU’s Kappa Delta sorority, raises awareness and support for Family Service of the Piedmont’s programs and services for child victims of abuse, including domestic violence shelters, children’s advocacy centers, individual and family counseling and in-home therapy. This year, Kappa Delta raised $17,955.
“Kappa Delta sorority is grateful to be given the opportunity to host this event that helps so many families in need,” said Meghan Reed, vice president of community service for Kappa Delta. “We would like to thank the Guild of Family Service of the Piedmont and High Point University for helping make this event a success.”
HPU’s Phi Mu Sorority Raises More Than $14,400 for Children’s Hospital
HPU’s Phi Mu Gamma Zeta sorority hosted its first Dance Marathon Kickoff event that supported Duke Children’s Hospital. The group raised more than $14,400 for Children’s Miracle Network.
“We are so lucky to attend a university that has the connections to help us raise as much as we did for a deserving cause,” says Makayla Utt, philanthropy chair of Phi Mu Gamma Zeta sorority. “The sisters of Phi Mu cannot wait to host Dance Marathon Kickoff again next year.”
HPU’s Student Government Association Packs Easter Baskets for Local Children
HPU’s Student Government Association and volunteers from various clubs across campus came together to pack 100 Easter baskets for local children. The baskets were presented to the YWCA of High Point and other community partners.
“I am so happy to be in a position where I can work to bridge the gap between HPU and our High Point community,” says Tucker Wilson, service chair on SGA’s executive council. “I believe service is a way to bond with our community and a way for our students to promote the university’s values as well.”
Each basket contained two small toys, Easter eggs, a chocolate bunny and other Easter treats.