Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thank You and Happy Trails Student Life!

Today we at HSP want to take the time to say goodbye to our volunteers from Student Life who have been graciously assisting us in our warehouse this week. As we wrote in our blog earlier this week, these volunteers who have come to us all the way from Batesville, Arkansas, have been here the past 3 days helping out at HSP as part of their annual youth camp. They arrived in Wheaton on Monday and will be leaving tomorrow. While they have been here, they have been volunteering at HSP and other service sites, as well as participating in fun group activities in the mornings and evenings.  In past years the youth camp taken its groups of young volunteers to places like Nashville and New Orleans.

            One volunteer described his experience this week as “eye opening,” saying that this year they did more behind-the-scenes work and he realized that no matter how big or small of a task it may seem, you are always helping someone who needs it. He also profoundly stated that “you can travel around the world to help people, but you don’t need to. There are always people who need your help even in your local communities.” HSP knows first-hand how true this statement is, as we serve hundreds of impoverished families just throughout DuPage and parts of Kane county, and there are still hundreds more who need it.  We want to give a huge thank you to our volunteers from Student Life, their continuous positive attitude and tremendous work ethic has truly been inspirational. We hope that they had a great experience here and wish them safe travels back to Arkansas.
If you, like this wonderful group, are interested in getting more information about helping HSP please call (630) 221-8340 or visit us at

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