Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Volunteer Spotlight: A Winterim Visit from Wheaton Academy

            Wheaton Academy, a local high school, spent time with us at HSP today helping us get ready for the senior delivery day this upcoming Saturday.  The students, who are fresh from holiday break, are taking part in “Winterim”; which is a two-week period of personal enlightenment verses the traditional high school classes. In this time, the students choose an occupational field and look into, understand what it is, and how to become involved in that field.  These students volunteered at HSP to learn more about service projects and non-profits.  The students have named their Winterim experience as Project Least and it brings focus to serving the people around you. 
Wheaton Academy Volunteers 
            The students today, helped with arranging different types of bread, sorting food, and organizing areas for produce to be sorted later this week.  Commenting on the experience Kearsten Karrick, the Project Leader, explained, “The students have dedicated their time to learn about how to become more involved in the community. One aim of our project is to introduce the students to places they may want to volunteer in the future.”  The students have committed to service beyond HSP, as they look to have a coat drive for the needy at their school in upcoming weeks. 
            HSP wishes to extend thanks to Wheaton Academy for their time today at HSP, and encourage them and our supporters to continue to volunteer. Senior delivery Day is quickly approaching, and volunteers for this week will be contributing to our Delivery Day on Saturday.  If you are looking for ways to help you can visit our website at Humanitarianservice.org or give us a call at (630) 221-8340.

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