Friday, March 15, 2013

Kohl’s Cares and Bday Cakes for Seniors

Every month HSP delivers a total of over 6 tons of nutritious groceries, to 121 impoverished seniors, so as you can imagine, it takes the hard work of quite a few people to make that happen. With our monthly delivery to the seniors occurring tomorrow, we want to take this opportunity to thank those that volunteered their time today to help everything fall into place. We’d like to thank a group of five volunteers from Kohl’s in Wheaton, who volunteered 2 and half hours of their time to sort fresh produce and bread to be delivered to the needy seniors tomorrow. Kohl’s has been immensely helpful to the project through their program Kohl’s Cares, which not only motivates Kohl’s employees to get out and volunteer, but lends financial support to the projects Kohl’s volunteers give their time to. These Kohl’s volunteers were joined by a few friends of the project; Jeff Marker, Siddhant Khaitan, and Vrunda Patel. We want to thank all who helped out for enabling us to reach the 121 needy seniors in our program with the freshest possible produce.

Another exciting “day before delivery day” event here at HSP is the monthly visit of Rose Garcia, founder of the DuPage/Kane County Chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free. Every month, Rose drops by delivering beautiful cakes purchased by her, or other Birthday Cakes 4 Free supporters, for the seniors with birthdays that month. Our volunteer delivery drivers have described the joy that springs to the faces of our seniors when they receive these wonderful birthday surprises. It is Rose’s hope to expand her Chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free, to serve more needy people. If you are interested in learning more, check out the Chapter’s page on Facebook: .

These people we’ve highlighted here are just a few of the many wonderful volunteers and donors that make our senior deliveries possible each month. We wish to thank each and every one of them, for equipped HSP to make an impact in the lives of the 121 needy seniors in our project.

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