Monday, December 12, 2011

Party Time

Imagine walking into a room and seeing a pile of 10 gifts lying on a table. You would naturally assume that a party is going on in that room. Who wouldn’t? A grouping of gifts is an international symbol that says, “Party over here.” Of course, we at the Humanitarian Service Project are not the kind of people who do things small so, when we held a party yesterday, it wasn’t a collection of ten gifts that signified it was a party, but several thousand. Yes, yesterday was our annual boxing party, for the sake of the needy families and senior citizens we serve. We had a group of almost 100 volunteers who came to the party to help sort gifts for the estimated 1200 children and 120 seniors we will be reaching out to with gifts at Christmas time. We want to thank all of these fantastic volunteers for taking time out to help us get organized for Christmas. There heartfelt work will help us at HSP make Christmas a little more special for all the children and senior citizens that we serve.

However, our annual boxing party certainly doesn’t mean we are all partied out. Every day from now until December 23rd will be a busy day here at HSP as we continue to get things ready for our Christmas Offering. In fact, we had groups from The Kiwanis Club of Willowbrook/ Burr Ridge, Plymouth Tube in Warrenville, and Cabela’s in Hoffman Estates volunteering in our warehouse today, to continue the work from the boxing party. We want to thank them, and all of our other volunteers, for making all that we do for the needy families and individuals we serve possible.

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