Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Children Helping Children!


            This morning we had a group of hardworking children from Bethlehem Lutheran (Saint Charles, IL) Vacation Bible School, came in to help with the Children’s Birthday Project. The kids were here to learn more about our program, because they are conducting a toy drive for the needy children we serve.  There will also be another group coming to help us tomorrow.  There were 10 kids and 3 adults that helped pull, wrap, and box presents for upcoming birthdays. Our interns that were supervising had a great time with the children and said that the kids were very mature and speedy workers. 
            Our Children’s Birthday Project reaches out to children ages 3 to 11 who live in poverty in DuPage and Kane Counties. Our goal is to create wonderful memories to last a lifetime. We place very special and unforgettable birthday packages in children’s hand on their most special day – their birthdays! Each year we provide gifts to 900 children. Each Birthday Box weighs 20-25 pounds and contains 4-8 new toys, depending on value; 5-7 new books; a game or activity kit; plush animals; several smaller gifts; school supplies; and a “Party-in-a-Bag” with cake mix and frosting, candles, party favors, cups, plates, napkins, and much more!

            We want to thank Bethlehem Lutheran Church for their help today and conducting a Toy Drive for the children in our project. There are so many ways to become involved at HSP in making a big difference. If you, or your group, are interested in helping in any way, give us a call at (630) 221-8340, or you can e-mail us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org

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