Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thank You, St. Petronille Middle School

The holiday season will soon be upon us and we here at HSP are enjoying all the help from our wonderful volunteers this year! This week two great groups from St. Petronille Parish Middle School came to help us sort food for our Christmas Offering. On Tuesday 17 students and chaperones came after school to sort out non-perishable food items for the needy families in our project. Today we also had another group of 14 students and chaperones come help sort food as well.

Students sorted food into different categories and made sure each box had the correct amount of non-perishables. Each box contains a few of the following items: pasta meals, soups, salad dressing and mixes, snacks, cereals, oatmeal, boxed potatoes, crackers, and main meals, such as, chunky soups, tuna, and more! St. Petronille Parish Middle School has been a great supporter of HSP, so much so that now volunteering with us has become a yearly tradition! At least once every year St. Petronille comes to help with wrapping gifts for children or they donate their time to help volunteer for our many Christmas events. Today we loved having their students come in and show how their volunteer work has helped those in need in our community.

We would like to thank the St. Petronille Parish Middle School students, chaperones, and Valerie Della Penna for organizing this event today with the students! Food donations, like the donations that were sorted today, will be used to provide 150 needy families with more than three weeks worth of healthy groceries, this holiday season! If you or your group are interested in hosting a food or toy drive, food drive, or volunteering with us please call us at 630-221-8340 or email us at Every donation counts towards helping needy families and seniors in DuPage and Kane counties!

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