University community to celebrate 25 years of helping Salvation Army

Friends University staff, faculty and students will be celebrating 25 years of working together to make Christmas merrier for hundreds of needy families in Wichita.

Approximately 150 University representatives will embrace the spirit of the season for the annual Salvation Army Service Day Dec. 11. The group will help prepare and disperse donated gifts.

“Service to others is one of Friends University’s long-standing values,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University. “For 25 years, the work the Friends community has contributed has made a significant difference in the Salvation Army’s ability to achieve its goals for the Wichita Mission of Hope campaign. We are very pleased to volunteer our time to this worthy cause once again.”

The University community will sort toys and gifts, decorate the Salvation Army distribution center, wrap gifts and assist with the organization’s Angel Tree and Star of Hope programs.

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.