Thursday, May 16, 2013

FT Really Cares By Donating 50 “Party In a Bag” Kits for CBP!

Yesterday a very generous donation came through the doors of HSP’s office. FT Cares donated 50 “party in a bag” kits which are distributed through HSP’s Children’s Birthday Project.  FT Cares the charitable branch of First Trust, a financial services firm in Wheaton, a neighboring town of Carol Stream
The kits were dropped off by Lisa Weier, an associate of First Trust, and representative of the foundation.  FT Cares has recently gained 501(c) 3 charitable status, which means they are a viable charitable organization. Not only does FT Cares donate goods to non-profits around the area, they also have employees who volunteer their time to helping those in need. 
Lisa Weier with the 50 donated bags. 
When all of the boxes were gathered and put away, the bags filled our upstairs staging room. The bags were a wide assortment of colors, featuring themes that would be flashy and attractive to the children we serve.  Some of the deigns on the bags include: lions, parrots, sea creatures such as octopi, and sharks.  Other bags had fireworks with the words “happy birthday”.  Along with the 50 pre-packaged bags, Weier also dropped off two bags of extra birthday things that can be used for bags that may not have enough goodies.  All of the bags are made up for appropriate age or gender.
HSP would like to thank Lisa and everybody who donated to FT Cares for the CBP donation.  Your donations are what keep HSP up and running smoothly on a daily basis.  Without your generosity, HSP wouldn’t be able to provide the services to the neediest people in our area. 
Aside from donations HSP also appreciates volunteers who can spend their time in our warehouse in Carol Stream helping to sort food, or do other similar tasks as we get ready for our summer program, Feed the Kids.  If you are interested in donating or volunteering your time with HSP, call us at 630-221-8340 or email us at

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