Friday, December 14, 2012

One Day Until Distribution: All Systems Go!

Tomorrow is the day for the first Distribution Day to the needy families in our Christmas Offering. One hundred and fifty needy families will be visiting our Center tomorrow to receive gifts for their children and 250 lbs of groceries total which include 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 7 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, a turkey with a holiday meal, and five boxes of non-perishables weighing 25 pounds each. With such an important event happening tomorrow, we have been blessed to have so many wonderful volunteers donating their time and energy these past few days to help us put the finishing touches on organizing the event.

Roselle Lions
            Yesterday we hosted seven volunteers from the Roselle Lion’s Club, who helped us get ready to serve the more than 1200 needy children who will be receiving gifts through our Christmas Offering. These volunteers pulled together and wrapped presents for two hundred of the additional needy children on our Christmas waiting list. HSP is able to serve these additional needy children, thanks to the outpouring of support from our Giving Tree donors this year.

United Stationers

In addition to the Roselle Lions, nine volunteers from United Stationers in Carol Stream also visited HSP yesterday. These volunteers helped out with a myriad of tasks including wrapping gifts, and setting up our warehouse with all the boxes and gifts that will be distributed to the needy families tomorrow.

Picking up where the United Stationers group left off, today, we had the pleasure of hosting seven volunteers from UPS Supply Chain Solutions, who sorted produce into some of the boxes set up by United Stationers. These UPS volunteers are produce sorting veterans, as they join us on a regular basis to sort produce for our monthly deliveries to the needy Senior Citizen Project. The Roselle Lions Club, United Stationers, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, have all been longtime supporters of the project, and we want to thank these groups for coming to help us get everything squared away for our distribution day!

            These hard working volunteer groups are only a sample of the hundreds of supporters who have given of time and resources to make our Christmas Offering possible this year. On top of the 150 needy families that will be picking up gifts and groceries tomorrow, more than 400 other needy families will be served with gifts next week. We wish to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who, once again, has enabled HSP to serve the needy of our community with gifts, groceries, and lots of Christmas cheer!

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