Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Birthday Wish for School Supplies

Most children ask for dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, or other toys and games for their birthday. However, Alyssa Mantia had something else in mind for her birthday wish list. She asked her friends and family for her 12th birthday to donate new school supplies instead of buying her gifts. Alyssa and her mother Sheri Mantia, a long time supporter and friend of HSP, collected 10 bags of new school supplies and some cute backpacks.
Alyssa with her bounty of donated school supplies!

Alyssa and her family have been asking for donations during family birthdays for the past few years now. This year at Alyssa’s birthday party, she had 18 friends and family members donate school supplies. We are inspired by Alyssa and her enthusiasm to help others in need on her special day of celebration. We want to send a big thank you to Alyssa, the Mantia Family and friends for their generous donation helping deserving children this school year. 

This year HSP is collecting school supplies and sending them out to schools with a high percentage of needy children. We are loading up our vans and in the next few weeks we will be delivering the school supplies to 5 or more schools in DuPage and Kane County. We are still accepting donations throughout the year so you can donate anytime. If you would like to donate, or would like to know how you can help those in your community by doing a food or paper donation drive, call us at (630) 221-8340 or email us at

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