In partnership with two local schools, today HSP delivered gifts to needy children who are part of our Children’s Birthday Project and Christmas Offering programs. Today marks the first delivery of gifts to our newest school partner, Army Trail Elementary in
Addison. As part of the Children’s
Birthday Project, HSP delivered 41 birthday boxes for the neediest students at
Army Trail. Given to a severely
impoverished child, each box contains 6-10 new toys and games, 6 books, school
supplies, stuffed animals, and a complete party-in-a-bag kit that includes
decorations, cake mix, and candles.
We also made a visit to another partner school, Valley View Head Start in
. There, our
volunteers delivered 35 bags of Christmas gifts, and eight birthday boxes. Aside from providing over 1,600 children and
123 senior citizens in DuPage and Kane counties with Christmas gifts, the
Christmas Offering also supplies 150 needy families with 3-4 weeks of
groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meats,
non-perishables, and a turkey & holiday meal kit. St. Charles
At both schools, the children served by HSP all suffer under the weight and stress poverty brings. Thanks to our delivery volunteers, Dean Senne and Jeff Marker, these children are able to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and Christmas. Thanks to all of our supporters, including volunteers like Dean and Jeff, HSP is able to reach out to these children who otherwise would have nothing, at a time when every child should have special recognition.