Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Christmas Rush

One of the interns around here has a unique Christmas memory. When he was in 4th grade, his class put on a Christmas concert for their parents. However, his teacher felt a certain aspect of the Christmas season was not being represented in the show, which included such standards as “Jingle Bells” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” so she added a song that she felt encapsulated the underrepresented side of Christmas. The song was called “The Christmas Rush.”

Let us tell you, that particular facet of the Christmas Season is certainly not underrepresented here at the Humanitarian Service Project. All week we’ve been hurrying and scurrying alongside our donors, and volunteers, embracing the Christmas rush, in order to make Christmas a special time for all of the needy senior citizens and families that we serve.

We want to thank all of the donors and volunteers who have taken time out of their own personal Christmas rush to share in ours. A few specific groups we want to mention by name are the Carol Stream Women’s Club for going above and beyond to provide for a very needy family in our program, Lesley Ronson Brown and everyone at Yoga by Degrees in Wheaton for providing Christmas gifts for 19 needy seniors citizens, and the Bengali Association of Greater Chicagoland for bringing in a carload of food for the needy families and seniors we serve. We want everyone of our supporters to know that it is only through their help that we at the HSP can make a positive impact in all of those we serve who desperately need it. We wish you a Happy Holidays, and best of luck with your Christmas rush!

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