November 28, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Ashley Hoff, a freshman from Blue Springs, Mo., led a team of Avila University students and staff which gathered gifts for under-privileged children in third-world nations as part of Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 85 million boxes to needy boys and girls in 138 countries worldwide since 1993. Hoff is pictured lower right along with Avila senior Brittany Rose (lower left), Hoff’s parents, Sandra and Kelly (middle left), Avila assistant director of campus ministries Julie Schneider (middle right) and Dave Armstrong, director of campus ministries and mission effectiveness.
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.