As a lot of you may already know, Humanitarian Service Project recently adopted the needy students as Lake Park Elementary in Addison into our Children’s Birthday Project. Our relationship with Lake Park Elementary began with our Christmas Offering last December, when the overwhelming support of the friends of HSP allowed us to provide gifts for every single child at the school. Since then, we’ve officially been able to take the 329 needy children at the school into our project to provide them with gifts, books, school supplies, and party supplies to help make their birthdays special. We have been very excited at HSP to be able to assist the needy children at Lake Park Elementary, because we know how great of a need there is there. 88% of Lake Park’s students come from families with incomes low enough that they receive subsidized school lunch.
Yesterday, HSP’s interns Tawney and Regina Pauling attended an assembly at Lake Park Elementary about HSP’s partnership with them. At the assembly, Lake Park Principal Deb Martello announced a new contest at the school for children with excellent school pride, academics, or behavior. These students will be given an opportunity to win one of eleven bicycles donated to the school by HSP. Tawney and Regina commented how wonderful it was to see the bikes donated from HSP to be used in such a wonderful way, to reach children who are both needy, but who display love and respect to their classmates, teachers, and school. Regina commented that many of the students “lit up” at the mention of the bikes and birthday boxes, and it was clear that they were very excited about the program. We want to thank all of our friends and supporters who have made it possible for HSP to adopt Lake Park Elementary into our project. With your help, we have been able to make a positive impact in the lives so many needy children.