Thursday, January 24, 2013

Birthday Boxes to Needy Children at Lake Park Elementary School

Last week, Humanitarian Service Project wrote about delivering bread to the needy students at Lake Park Elementary School in Addison. Yesterday, HSP had the pleasure of going to Lake Park again, this time delivering the Birthday Boxes for all the needy children at the school with February birthdays. The boxes were dropped off at the school yesterday by HSP volunteers, Jeff Marker and Dean Senne. Jeff has delivered our birthday boxes to Lake Park Elementary numerous times now, and yesterday he was commenting on the continued gratitude of Lake Park’s principal Deb Martello, and the office staff. Through working with Deb, and the rest of the staff at Lake Park Elementary, we have come to know them not just as educators, but as people whole-heartedly committed to serving the needs of children. We wish to thank our supporters that have made it possible for us to partner with Lake Park Elementary school, to continue to serve the very needy children there. Of course, we also wish to thank Dean and Jeff for making the delivery yesterday.

Birthdays are a particularly important time in a child’s life, as they are an opportunity for those around them to show him or her how special they are. However, families living under poverty are often not able to provide their children with gifts or birthday parties, because they are already struggling to make ends meet. For this reason, HSP’s Children’s Birthday Project provides a 20-25 birthday box to 900 needy children (including all of the needy children at Lake Park Elementary) from ages 3-11 which contains 6-10 new gifts, 6 books, numerous “filler” gifts, and a “party in a bag” which includes all the supplies necessary for a memorable birthday party. If you would like to assist HSP in serving these needy children, there are a number of ways you can help out. Our greatest need is always new gifts for older children (ages 8-11,) or you can learn other ways to help on our website:

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