Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Today, we were excited to have the Joint Commission out of Oakbrook join us at HSP. They brought in 28 boxes of food for our needy seniors served by our project. This amazing group brought in 6 volunteers who took the time out of their schedules to help us sort food, create packages of frozen meat, for the upcoming Christmas Offering.   Joint Commission has been an ongoing supporter of HSP’s efforts for six years.  In fact, a group of 14 from the Joint Commission volunteered early last month to kick off the food sorting for our Christmas Offering, so it seemed very appropriate to have these 6 from the Joint Commission coming in today, to help out as we enter the final stages of this food preparation.

Our Christmas Offering serves 150 needy families during the holidays with three weeks of groceries including:  six 25 pound boxes of non-perishables, 7 frozen meats, 4 loaves of bread and 15 varieties of fresh produce. In addition, all 900 needy children in our Children’s Birthday Project, as well as their siblings up to the age of 15, receive gifts through the offering (which will come to about 1200 children in total!) Since this program is such an important undertaking, HSP is thankful to have help from groups such as Joint Commission.

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