Friends University staff, faculty and students will be celebrating 30 years of working together to make Christmas merrier for hundreds of needy families in Wichita. University representatives and students from across campus will embrace the spirit of the season for the annual Salvation Army Service Day on Dec. 2.
“Service is one of our values at Friends University and we are excited to share the light and love of Christ during the holiday season,” said Dr. Guy Chmieleski, vice president of student affairs and dean of Campus Ministries. “Friends University is honored to have assisted the Salvation Army for the last 30 years with their holiday drive as they serve and bless the families in our community with the Salvation Army’s Wichita Mission of Hope campaign.”
The University community will sort toys and gifts, prepare and disperse donated 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.