Season of Giving for Greenies


Travis Harris


Season of Giving for Greenies

Christ School to help a half-dozen Asheville families in need

Many people wandering the aisles of department stores in December are procrastinators or prone to impulse buying.

Travis Harris is always a holiday shopper on a mission, thanks to the goodwill of Christ School. Harris, who is Director of Student Life Outreach, and the Greenies are continuing a long-standing tradition by taking part in the Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry's Christmas Angel Program.

Each of Christ School's six dorms will provide a Christmas experience for an area family in need. Money collected will primarily be used by Harris to purchase toys for the children. There are also plans to give a gas gift-card for the parents. Harris said the Greenies are off to a good start in his 10th year handling the holiday drive.

"Last night every kid in my dorm (South Carolina House) pledged 20 dollars," Harris said Monday. "That might not sound like a lot to some people, but that's a lot for a family that wouldn't normally have a Christmas. It's enough to get the job done. We look forward to doing this every year. It was being done before I got here."

Christ School residential and day students have until Wednesday, December 13, to donate on behalf of their affiliated dorm. For more information regarding the Christmas Angel Program, contact Harris at (828) 684-6232, ext. 155, or tharris@christschool.org.

Christmas Break begins December 16, and there is plenty to keep the Greenies in the holiday spirit until then.

Students and faculty will decorate St. Joseph's Chapel on Thursday evening from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Later that night, there will be judging to determine the dorm with the best display. The annual Lessons & Carols candlelight service is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Tuesday, December 12, is "Christmas in the Greenie Dome," which coincides with varsity basketball's home game against Rabun Gap. (Ga.). Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

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