Wednesday, December 26, 2012


          Today, Humanitarian Service Project received a cargo van full of toys from Fox Valley Park District police department’s annual Toys for Tots drive to provide holiday gifts for less fortunate children in the area.  These gifts are dropped off at the Aurora Fire Department where they are wrapped and distributed to many needy families in the community. After all the toys were distributed, HSP received the remaining toys and stuffed animals. This is the second year that we have received toy drive donations from the Aurora Fire Department and these toys are still a great need for us after the holiday season as we need many toys for The Children’s Birthday Project. HSP’s Children’s Birthday Project is a program that helps 900 needy children in DuPage and Kane counties celebrate their birthdays.
          We would like to thank the Aurora Fire Department as well as the surrounding community for these donated toys. We would also like to thank Tom Hogan and Bernie Bartelli for picking up these toys for us.
          Through the Children’s Birthday Project, each child in the program receives a 20-25 lb Birthday Box containing  6-12 new toys, 6-8 new books, school supplies, and  a “party in a box kit” that includes everything for them to celebrate their birthdays. Each Party-In-A-Box contains cake mix, frosting, streamers, balloons, candles, utensils, and party favors.  The Birthday Box is a wonderful celebration of the child’s special day and helps to take the burden off of the parents of these needy children that lack the resources to otherwise give their children a Happy Birthday.
            If you are interested in donating to the Children’s Birthday Project visit our website at or call us at (630) 221-8340

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