HIGH POINT, N.C., April 8, 2016 – High Point University’s Civitan Club has received the honor of “Campus Club Service Project of the Year” for the fourth consecutive year from Civitan International.
This year, they were awarded this honor for their participation in the CROP Hunger Walk. As a part of the walk, the students raised $2,000 for Open Door Ministries to help with hunger and homelessness in High Point and for Church World Service. In addition to fundraising, the Civitans and Bonner Leaders joined in walking the 3-mile course in downtown High Point, which represented the average distance women in developing countries walk to fetch water each day. The students also volunteered at the event.
The HPU Civitan Club was chartered in 2005 and is sponsored by the local High Point chapter of Civitan International. This award will be their sixth Civitan International Award since 2012.
“We absolutely love branching out and working with Open Door Ministries whether it’s serving dinner to those in need or fundraising with them for the CROP Hunger Walk,” says Civitan Club vice president Kayla Jones. “There truly is no greater joy than giving back. When we work with the community, it is a wonderful feeling knowing that what we’re doing here in High Point is making a difference.”
“I enjoy seeing the students recognized by Civitan International each year for their service,” says Dr. Daniel Hall, assistant professor of economics and faculty adviser for the Civitan Club. “These students work very hard each year to earn it.”