College Students Distribute Care Boxes In Greensboro
About 1,000 students distributed holiday care boxes in Greensboro Sunday. They gave them out to people who live in government housing.
Greensboro, NC — College campuses are empty right now as students spend their holidays with family and friends. But, students from colleges in seven states chose to spend part of their break in the Triad.
About 1,000 students distributed holiday care boxes in Greensboro Sunday. They gave them out to people in need. The students are part of the Campus Crusade for Christ. They’re in town for a conference. This is their outreach project.
They gave out more than 700 boxes. Each one is filled with about $25 worth of food and a Bible.
“It’s just good to go out and just to talk to people, even if it’s not about the Lord, even if you don’t get into that conversation, it’s just really good to go and just to show that you love them,” said Katie Simmons, a senior at Winthrop University.
The students conducted community surveys. They plan to help people find local churches and organizations to help address concerns. Several local churches will collect food to distribute to families.
The students also went to middle-class neighborhoods to distribute 500 batteries for smoke detectors.
This is the seventh year the conference has been held in Greensboro. Campus Crusade for Christ holds 10 conferences around the country each year.
Source: WFMY News 2
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