HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 12, 2012 – High Point University students nearly doubled their contribution to the Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking Campaign with 375 stockings this year, up from 200 last year.
Students took time over the past three weeks to fill the stockings with toys and necessities for children up to age 12. The 375 stockings were delivered to the Salvation Army of High Point on Dec. 11, and the organization will distribute the stockings to children who otherwise wouldn’t receive a Christmas gift. The Salvation Army’s Stuff a Stocking Campaign was sponsored in part by WFMY News 2.
The men’s lacrosse team spearheaded the initiative on the HPU campus and filled 40 stockings while other groups, such as the Student Government Association, made large contributions as well. SGA members filled 130 stockings alone.
“It is important to us as a team to give back to the community in as many ways as possible,” said freshman lacrosse player David Pim. “It is even more rewarding to help out during the holidays. It is a great feeling to help out people in need. We had a wonderful time going to the store and buying toys, hats, gloves and toiletries to put in our stockings.”
“High Point University is fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful city. It means so much to us as students to be able to give back to our community,” said Tyler Steelman, SGA president. “That is why SGA took part in this program. We wanted to make Christmas brighter for the families in our community.”