Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thanks (Again) Willowbrook High School

It seems that yesterday was Willowbrook High School day at Humanitarian Service Project. Not only did we receive the food the School’s Key Club collected for the needy people in our programs, which we posted about earlier today, but we also had a group of nine students from the school’s special education program come in to help out in our warehouse. The students spent two hours with our volunteer Tom Hogan sorting food for the needy senior citizens and families in our projects. These nine students and their chaperones sure put their all into helping us organize our warehouse and getting prepared for our busy holiday season. We want to thank the students, their chaperones Margaret Wealton and Anthony Lucas, and our volunteer Tom, for all their hard work.

With our Christmas Offering Project getting ever closer, November and December are months where activity really picks up around HSP. Not only do we have the normal monthly deliveries of 90 pounds of groceries for the needy senior citizens in our Senior Citizen Project for the months of November and December, but we also have food to sort for 250 of the needy families in our Children’s Birthday Project, Christmas gifts for 1200 needy children, and gifts for the 120 seniors in our program coming in and going out in the next couple of months. Suffice it to say, we depend a lot on volunteer groups, like these fantastic students from Willowbrook High School, to make this all possible. We still have a lot of room for groups, or other volunteers, to come in for a few hours any time from 9:30-5:30 on weekdays in December to help us make an impact in the lives of the needy seniors and families we serve. If you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 630-221-8340 to reserve a time.

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