Leonel Fuentes, president of the student organization, said Husky Capital had wanted to organize a philanthropic project that gives back to the community before the semester concluded.
“One of the biggest things that we overlook as students is how much is given to us,” Fuentes said.
Fuentes noted the Herberger Business School consistently has supported the club and helped fund its events, and it was time they do the same for the St. Cloud community.
Share the Spirit, a program from Catholic Charities, aims to provide a wonderful holiday experience for Central Minnesota households in need.
Husky Capital raised $595 in about 10 days, also matching $500 from the club to total nearly $1,100. Share the Spirit helped them sponsor a single mother with six children, and nearly 20 club members came together to wrap the various toys, clothes and necessities.
“They gave us their wants and needs, and we were able to buy all the gifts they wanted and more,” Fuentes said. “If we could make a big impact on one family, we could spread that holiday joy.”
The items were delivered to the family on Dec. 14.
“It’s so easy to take for granted different things we have in our day-to-day life,” Fuentes said. “It never hurts to give back … you may make a big material impact in someone else’s life.”