Monday, August 13, 2012

11 Year Old Boy Helps Make Magical Birthdays Possible

Probably one of the most exciting parts of having a birthday party is getting to open presents all for yourself. However, at his 11th birthday party, Jack Paras decided to share this joyous moment with the needy children served in the Children’s Birthday Project. Instead of asking for gifts, Jack asked for donations of toys and games for his birthday. Jack had his entire hockey team and other friends at his party, which amounted to around 15 guests, all of whom brought a donation to the party. In the end, the donation amounted to two very large boxes of board games and Legos, which were then brought to HSP for our Children’s Birthday Project.

Jack, (left) and his two brothers Noah (center, age 13) and Joey (right, age 6) with
 their donation of much-needed games and Legos for children in the Children’s Birthday Project.

We at HSP would like to thank Jack and all of his birthday party guests for helping make this donation possible. The needy children in the Children’s Birthday Project will receive these games and toys on their birthday. Games and toys such as the ones that Jack donated are always greatly needed for the children we serve and are especially in demand for the older children in our program. In addition to items such as board games and toys, children served in the Children’s Birthday Project also receive new books, school supplies, stuffed animals, and several smaller toys and gifts as well as items needed to throw a birthday party such as cake mix and frosting, party hats, streamers, plates and napkins and party favors in their birthday box, which is about 20 pounds. If you would like to donate items for the Children’s Birthday Project or get involved in any other way, please contact us at (630) 221-8340 or email us at

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