Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jan!

Today we’re celebrating a very special day. Not just Valentine’s Day, but the birthday of our wonderful Toy Room Manager, Jan Thompson. Jan has been working for HSP since Christmas of 2006, and is a treasured and exemplary employee.

Jan’s commitment to the Children’s Birthday Project has raised the standard of excellence within the program. Jan puts a personal touch into each birthday box she creates, and treats each box as though she is personally giving it to a loved one. She often creates themes for the boxes, and really tries to imagine the kinds of gifts each child would like to receive. Jan really takes ownership of each box she puts together.

Jan has been a friend of HSP since the 1980’s, and has been a friend to Karole and Floyd Kettering, HSP founders, for 36 years! Jan’s daughter, Genel, was even on staff at one time. Jan is a generous and caring woman with a big heart and contagious laugh. While celebrating Jan’s birthday over lunch and cake, the staff, interns, and some volunteers all took turns telling Jan how much she’s appreciated, and no one was at a loss for words. Thank you for your hard work and commitment, Jan, and happy birthday to you!

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