HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 11, 2015 – High Point University’s Impact Club, a Christian service organization, hosted the event Impact Christmas for members of the community at the Carl Chavis YMCA on Dec. 5.
At the event, the HPU students sold Christmas gifts to more than 60 members of the community at a discounted price so parents had the opportunity to pick out gifts for their children.
“The power of Impact Christmas is that it gives Christmas to both parents and children,” said Dr. Joe Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. director of service learning. “It doesn’t deprive parents of the experience of paying for, picking out and wrapping up their own children’s gifts. The parents who came to this event were made proud that they could give Christmas to their children this year.”
“I had such a fun time helping plan and lead this successful event,” said Alex Hostetler, vice president of the Impact Club. “I am so grateful that we were able to help our neighbors in the High Point community by providing discounted Christmas gifts.”
The students also provided lunch from Carter Brothers Barbecue and gift wrapping for everyone who attended.
“With the support of many people we were able to provide an affordable Christmas to High Point community members,” said Christen Cothran, president of the Impact Club. “We are excited to watch this event grow in the coming years.”