Board of Stewards Gives $10,000 to Angel Tree

Senior Alex Nelson selects toys for local children to receive as gifts for Christmas.

Senior Alex Nelson selects toys for local children to receive as gifts for Christmas.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 9, 2014 – With lists of names and needs and wants in hand, High Point University’s Board of Stewards eagerly shopped for the perfect gifts.

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.

“I always look forward to working with the Angel Tree program to go shopping,” says Lexi Valentinas. “I really enjoy helping out the community and seeing the impact that we are having.”

Senior Lexi Valentinas picks out clothes for Angel Tree recipients.

Senior Lexi Valentinas picks out clothes for Angel Tree recipients.

All of these gifts will be going to children in the High Point area who otherwise wouldn’t receive anything for Christmas.

“I think the student body gives back so much because the faculty and staff model the value of generosity,” says Alex Nelson. “This empowers us to go out into the community and give back just like the community gives back to us.”

 

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