Sorority Makes Fleece Blankets for Carpenter House

Mar 06th, 2015

Sorority Makes Fleece Blankets for Carpenter House

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 6, 2015 – Alpha Chi Omega, one of High Point University’s sororities, made fleece blankets and donated them to the Carpenter House for Hera Day. Hera Day is a tradition where Alpha Chi Omega sororities all over the country complete service projects that benefit their community.

Kristen Schapowel (left) and Grace Manser (right) making a fleece blanket.
Kristen Schapowel (left) and Grace Manser (right) making a fleece blanket.

The Carpenter House is a local home in High Point that serves women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. The sisters of AXO send these people gifts all year around such as cards on Valentine’s Day and Easter baskets for Easter.

“We love having the opportunity to do anything that can help these women and children that are survivors of domestic violence,” says Hannah Shaheen, AXO member. “After going through something so tough in their life, they really seem to appreciate what we do for them.”

The chapter made 15 blankets for the residents of Carpenter House. The blankets have the words “strength” and “courage” embroidered on each of them as a motivation to keep going each day and not let what has happened to them define them or hold them back.