Monday, February 28, 2011

We wanted to share some more results from the Volunteer Speaker Team's community outreach. Anne Henriksen recently spoke to the Youth Ministry group of St. Joseph's Church in Downers Grove. The 7th and 8th graders put together 40 Party-in-a-box kits for the Children's Birthday Project (CBP). Anne then loaded up the kits in her car and dropped them by the Center the morning of a major snowstorm. Talk about a dedicated volunteer!

The kits are very appreciated since we are adding at least 50 more needy children to the program, bringing the total served by the CBP to 750! In addition, the Children’s Birthday Project will be partnering with the local Head Start agency to distribute toys to an additional 757 children ages 3-5 who are from low- income households.

The volunteer speakers are so vital in making and strengthening connections with our sponsor groups and allowing the HSP to serve more of the needy in our community. Our gratitude to Anne for spreading the word about the HSP's programs and letting the group at St. Joseph's know how important their support is to our efforts!

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