Friday, August 13, 2010

Special Friends

By Sheila Noblitt, HSP Staff

It's been a busy week here at HSP with families calling to see if we can help them with school supplies, donors bringing in donations of backpacks and other supplies, and preparations under way for senior delivery day.

But, while we are busy we can't neglect to thank all of those wonderful people who come through our doors to help us in our mission. Special thank yous are in order for Evelyn and Larry Erven for helping us serve the families looking for help with school supplies. Who better than a couple of retired educators to do this! Evelyn answered the phone, greeting worried moms, dads and even grandparents with calm, reassuring words. Larry inventoried incoming supplies. And we gained a new friend in Lizzette, who wrote about her first day as one of our office volunteers.

The photo included with today's post is of a remarkable team of brothers--again these guys have extended themselves! This time with their own school supplies drive. Mom Jen Paras drove the team over today from Aurora. Noah, Jack, and Joey brought in 10 backpacks loaded with supplies and even some extras. No strangers to giving, we last saw these guys when they did a paper and food drive for us a few weeks ago.

So, for now, there is still work to be done. Thanks to all!

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