Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Another Successful Distribution to the Needy!

Our Christmas Offering is in full swing here at HSP, as today is our second distribution day for the needy children served and families served by the program. Today 151 needy families, from Lake Park Elementary, will be visiting our center to pick up Christmas gifts for their children. We have had numerous volunteers who have graciously lent their time and energy today, in order to serve these families, and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize them.

            First off we would like to recognize a group of eight volunteers from DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church in Naperville, who assisted with the first shift of the distribution this morning. When the distribution began at 9:30 this morning, we had over a dozen cars lined up, but these volunteers took to the task with enthusiasm, allowing us to serve this needy families with their gifts in a quick organized fashion.

Taking the reins from the Dupage Unitarian Universalist Church this afternoon were two enthusiastic groups from Clarke Environmental in Roselle, and Insight, Inc. in Bloomingdale. Members of both of these groups assisted with our distribution and lent their hands in getting organized to distribute gifts to needy families on our Christmas waiting list, who will be picking up later this week. We were also blessed to host ten volunteers from Starbucks in Carol Stream, who also helped organize gifts for the waiting list families, as well as, sort food for the needy seniors in our Senior Citizen Project.

Rounding out our many phenomenal volunteers today, were groups from the Carol Stream “Panther” chapter of the Young Men’s Service League and Downers Grove South Key Club. These groups of students helped us end our distribution on a strong note, taking the last shift from 4 to 7 this evening.

We want to thank all of these groups for generously giving their time and energy to make our distribution today a success. We would also like to recognize the many friends of the project who also joined us today to make sure everything ran smoothly. We would like to thank Dale Coon, Larry and Evelyn Erven, Rich Patera, Brian May, Nancy Bagdonas, and Karen Cummings for braving the cold weather to help us serve these families in need!

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