Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rising Stocks

In the economic climate we are living in, a lot of people are wary about the stock market. It seems there is nothing to invest in that is consistently gaining ground. However, we at the Humanitarian Service Project have something we would love to invest in (if only it was something you could actually invest in.) That something is coloring books. Think about it, coloring books are always in demand, and always popular. Unfortunately, until they start trading in coloring books on Wall Street, don’t expect any stock tips from us here at the HSP. However, the enduring popularity of coloring books is something we witness first hand at the HSP as they are something we consistently need more of, for the younger children in our Children’s Birthday Project. If you’ve been looking for a way to brighten up the lives of needy children, donating some new coloring books would be a great way to do that.

There are also items, that we are always in short supply of for the older kids in our program as well. Like the coloring books for the younger children, the items in short supply for the older kids tend to be craft items. For girls ages 8 to 11 we have need for: art sets, craft items, journals, small picture frames, small photo albums, bath sets, lip gloss and nail polish. For boys 8 to 11 we could use art sets, craft items (like science kits), legos, and for the less artistically inclined items, nerf footballs/ soccer balls, junior size normal footballs, electronic games, and action figures. A donation of any of these items would go directly to the needy children in our Children’s Birthday Project, to help make their birthdays special. With the help of donations like these, HSP is able to reach out to children whose families are burdened by poverty. You could say that helping others is what we really put our stock in.

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