Thursday, September 29, 2011

You Can’t Rain on our Parade (or Parties)

As this is being written, the sun seems to have broken free from the clouds. However, this has been a rather dreary week; we have seen a lot more rain drops than sun rays. Still, on the inside of the Humanitarian Service Project office things remain on the sunny side. This week, and every other week, there have been a lot of families coming in to pick up boxes filled with toys and party supplies as part of our Children’s Birthday Project. Any parent can tell you that a child’s birthday can be very expensive, and it can be quite hard for families below the poverty line to afford all that goes in to a birthday party. However, thanks to the support of all our donors and volunteers, HSP is able to make birthdays a little brighter for the needy children in our Children’s Birthday Project. These children are provided gifts and all of the makings of a fantastic birthday party. The mother of one of the children who received a birthday box said that her daughter was very excited for her birthday, and she wanted everyone involved in the project to know just how big of a difference they were making. We at HSP would also like to thank all of the supporters of the Children’s Birthday Project. Without your generous support, it would not be possible for HSP to reach all of the needy children that we help through the program.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Children’s Birthday Project there are a myriad of ways in which you could help. The lifeblood of the project is the sponsorship by our generous donors who graciously fund the project, but there are also a number of ways to participate for those that aren’t necessarily looking to give a monetary gift. One great way to help out is by wrapping some gifts for the project. Those who volunteer to help wrapping pick up a few unwrapped gifts at our center, take them home, wrap them all up, and drop them back off in a week or two. These are just a few of the ways our wonderful volunteers and donors help HSP keep needy children smiling and full of cake on their birthdays. You can learn more by looking up the Children’s Birthday Project on our website:

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