Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thanks for a Great Delivery Day!

Last Saturday HSP held our monthly delivery day to the needy senior citizens served by our project. With 90 pounds of groceries; including fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, frozen meats, non-perishable food, paper products, and a gift from a “secret pal” going to each of the 120 seniors in the project, you can imagine that a lot of work goes into making each delivery day successful. On top of the volunteer produce sorters from Kindercare, who we discussed in our blog last week, our delivery this month relied on groups of volunteers such as our volunteer drivers, volunteer loaders to load up the cars of said drivers, our Monday Food Sorting Team and other food sorters to prepare the food, and the volunteer coordinator of our Secret Pal program. Everyone involved in these groups played a pivotal role in allowing us to reach the very needy seniors in our project with supplies they so desperately needed this past delivery day. We want to thank them for volunteering their time and energy for the sake of these needy seniors.

In addition to these regular supporters, we would also like to recognize two new groups who have partnered with HSP to make our senior delivery days even better. One of the groups, we have discussed before on this blog, is the DuPage Chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free, who for the past few months have been providing birthday cakes for the seniors on the month of their birthdays. Rose Garcia, leader of the chapter, dropped off 11 lovely cakes for the seniors, which were donated, this month, by Whole Foods. Rose is looking for people willing to volunteer and help the chapter grow, so check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/Birthdaycakes4freeforDupageandKanecounties if you are interested in what they do.

The second group we wish to recognize is the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League, who donated food to feed the pets of thirteen of the seniors in the project this month. The pets of our seniors provide them with much needy companionship, and we are very thankful that the League has decided to partner with us to help keep them healthy and cared for. This donation was the League’s first time working with us for delivery day, but it certainly will not be the last. Like Birthday Cakes 4 Free, the League’s generous donations will become a regular part of our delivery days. We wish to thank these two groups, and everyone else who participated in making our delivery day last week spectacular. It is only with your support that HSP is able to provide much needed relief to the needy seniors in our project.

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