ACU Moms is continuing its annual care package delivery to students during the upcoming finals week.
ACU Moms is a group of mothers of ACU students who get together in major Texas markets, such as Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston, throughout the school year. The care package program began almost eight years ago and has continued to grow.
The first ACU Moms group to meet was in Central Texas, starting with a staff member, Tunisia Singleton, and some volunteers.
Craig Fisher, assistant vice president of alumni and university relations, said he has seen the impact ACU Moms has on students on campus.
“It is important for connections to be made between parents and families that live in the same cities and have sent their children to ACU,” Fisher said. “It is positive to build community amongst the ACU families and build relationships that will last a lifetime.”
They have built relationships as moms of ACU students, spend time in prayer and, at the end of each semester, build survival kits for their students and deliver them back to campus.
Once the packages are delivered to campus, students are able tovisit the alumni office and pick them up. The care packages are filled with an assortment of items to help students during their time of studying for finals. They have snacks, food, pens and pencils, chewing gum, mints, candy and notes of encouragement.
“This is a great group of people that love the university and gather to support their children and students of ACU and it is simply amazing,” Fisher said.
Each of the survival kits is different because the moms bring items to share as they build the kits but also add some specific items for their children, he said.
“An important fact for our campus to know about ACU Moms is that they gather to pray for our campus, our students, our leadership and the future of ACU,” Fisher said. “It is a blessing that we have groups like this intentionally praying for ACU,”
ACU moms will also have a helping hand in other upcoming events.
Movies for the community will take place during the summer, and a group of alumni and parents will attend Rangers, Astros and Rockies games together.