Gannon Students Celebrate the Spirit of Giving

Posted: December 4, 2013

"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store, what if, perhaps, it means a little bit more." The ever-famous Christmas story of The Grinch is the theme of the first annual student-run Christmas party at Gannon University.

Students of the Advertising and Promotions Club (A&P) are leading the way in exhibiting the true meaning of the holidays - giving back. The club is hosting "How A&P Saved Christmas" Thursday, Dec. 12 from 7 - 11p.m. to help raise money and collect gifts for 50 children enrolled at the Martin Luther King Center.

The Activities Programming Board (APB), another student-run organization on campus, also recognized the importance of giving back and helping their fellow students. APB awarded A&P the Late Knight Grant to assist in funding for the party to include free food and activities for the attendees.

A&P is asking the University's groups and organizations to donate gift baskets to be raffled off as part of a Chinese auction. The group with the most creative basket will win a $100 Visa gift card. To win a basket from the auction, attendees are asked to bring a $5 gift that will be donated to the MLK Center.

"The event is for students to hang out and have fun in a safe environment on campus," said A&P President Alex Bohman. "But it's also about the spirit of giving, learning from one another, and coming together as a community during the holidays.