Friday, July 12, 2013

St. Petronille supports The Children’s Birthday Project

Yesterday Humanitarian Service Project was excited to receive 30 “Party-in-a-Bag kits” assembled and donated by the children from St. Petronille Parish’s Vacation Bible School. These great kits contain a multitude of supplies to provide impoverished children everything they need for a special birthday party. These kits will be included in the birthday boxes for needy children served by our Children’s Birthday Project.

The St. Petronille parish has been long-term supporters of the project. A group from the parish recently volunteered on June 20 to take part in HSP’s Feed the Kids Project. They worked in the warehouse and packaged 100, 25-lb boxes of non-perishable food products and sorted through 70 cases of meat. The children at St. Petronille’s Vacation Bible School helped to make 30 party-in-a-bags. All of their help directly provides underprivileged children with healthy and nutritious meals during the summer and party supplies for a fun-filled and memorable birthday.

The Children’s Birthday Project serves 900 children ages 3-11 living in the Dupage and Kane County area. Every year on their birthday they receive a Birthday Box of gifts. The box consists of about 6-10 new toys, 6 new books, puzzles, stuffed animals, games, and a party-in-a-bag. These boxes ensure that the children can have a fun-filled birthday party with exciting gifts to open. Each child receives a party-in-a-bag so that they can celebrate with family and friends. It’s a great activity for kids to take part in.

If you would like to take part in creating a Party-in-a-box for an underprivileged child, make sure that is follows a fun theme (Blue’s Clues, Disney Characters, Spiderman, etc.) and include the following items:
1. Cake Mix
2. Streamers
3. Plates
4. Napkins
5. Candles
6. Cups
7. Frosting
8. Balloons

To get involved with any of the projects taking place at Humanitarian Service Project, please call (630) 221-8340 or email

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