High Point University Civitan Club Continues Tradition Of Volunteerism
The High Point University Civitan Club is working hard to reach its goal of good citizenship through volunteerism.
In the Spring, the club helped the Special Olympics provide a party for athletes to relax and unwind after a grueling day of competition. In August the group partnered with Stop Hunger Now to raise $2,500. That money will buy 10,000 packaged meals to help children in need.
Junior Actuarial Science major Scott Skowronski said he’d been looking for an opportunity to get involved in the local community when a friend suggested he join the Civitan Club.
“The goal of Campus Civitans is to build good citizenship through volunteerism and helping individual and community needs,” Skowronski says. It’s a goal group members take seriously.
They plan to serve food at a local homeless shelter, tutor children at community center, donate boxes to Operation Christmas Child, and make bags of Halloween treats for local school children. A 5k race fundraiser is also in the works, Skowronski says.
He says the group is always on the lookout for more opportunities to serve.