Tuesday, November 29, 2011

‘Tis the Season

Thanksgiving is in our rear view mirrors, and Thanksgiving leftovers are surrendering more and more space in our refrigerators that they captured late last week, there in no denying that we have entered the rush of the Christmas Season. Christmas is a very busy time here at the Humanitarian Service Project. For Christmas we will be supplying gifts for an estimated 1200 needy children, as well as the120 seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. We will also be supplying food to 250 of the families enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project on top of the monthly delivery of 90 pounds of groceries to the seniors we serve. So many wonderful volunteers and donors have stepped up to help HSP make this all possible. We would like to thank them all for helping us make an impact in the lives of the needy people we serve, through the myriad of ways in which they support us.

One such group that we would like to thank is the Daisy Troop of Briar Glen School, who conducted a food drive for the sake of the needy seniors and families we serve. They brought the food to our facility in Carol Stream yesterday, packed into the trunks of several cars. The troop got a tour around our facility, so they got a first hand look at how their food drive would help us reach out to those in need. We want to thank these great Daisies for their thoughtfulness and hard work.

If you, like this Daisy Troop, would like to help HSP make Christmas a little more special for the needy people we serve, there are a number of ways you can help out. We particularly have a need for volunteers, high school age or up, to come in during the month of December to help us sort and organize the food and gifts going out as part of our Christmas Offering. However, there are a number of other ways you can help as well, such as providing a giving tree for a needy child, donating toys or food, etc. You can learn more at our website here: http://www.humanitarianservice.org/getinvolved/index.html, or, if you are interested in volunteering, please call us at 630-221-8340 to reserve a spot.

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