Thursday, March 14, 2013

HSP Gets a Head Start on Happy Birthdays

Jeff and Dean with the van full of gifts for the
needy children at Head Start East Aurora

Today, Humanitarian Service Project is excited to announce a new partnership that will allow us to serve more impoverished children through our Children’s Birthday Project. Recently, HSP has begun a relationship with both the West Aurora and East Aurora locations of Two Rivers Head Start, in order to provide the needy children at these schools gifts on their birthdays.

Today was our inaugural delivery to Head Start in East Aurora, as HSP volunteers Jeff Marker and Dean Senne packed one of the HSP cargo vans to the absolute brim with gifts for 127 needy children at the school (for those with birthdays from between January and August,) and headed out. According to Dean, everyone at the school was ecstatic when they arrived. Ten people from the school were lined up excited to get everything unloaded, and they even gave Jeff and Dean a tour of the facility. Each needy child at Head Start will receive 6 brand new books, 3 new toys, and a game as to make there Birthday special. Evelyn Wall, supervisor over at East Aurora Head Start, says that these gifts will mean so much for these needy children and their families, as they will ensure that the children will actually receive many wonderful gifts for their birthday, whereas usually their families could not afford to give them anything.

Today is actually also the second distribution to our other Head Start partner, Two Rivers Head Start in West Aurora. A smaller location, this Head Start has 47 needy children turning 4 or 5 that HSP will be providing a birthday package for this year. We already distributed gifts to the children at this Head Start with birthdays last month, and today seven boxes will be picked up at our center for the children with April and May birthdays. Britney Ziegler, at West Aurora Head Start, said the needy children who received gifts from us last month, were so overflowing with excitement that they each described to her in detail everything they received.

It is only thanks to that many supporters of our Children’s Birthday Project who have donated either their money, toys, or time, that we have been able to expand the program to reach these needy children on top of the 900 already served through the project. We wish to thank all of our supporters for allowing us to make birthdays special for these children in need.

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