Yesterday HSP had a group of 5th graders, the power PAWS, along with their parents from Weisbrook Elementary in Wheaton volunteering for us. There were 18 students and parents altogether helping sort non-perishables as well as organizing boxes and other things for our Senior Delivery Day coming up this Saturday. The Senior Citizen Project delivers nutritious food to the needy elderly in the areas of Dupage and Kane Counties.
Power PAWS is the school’s way of achieving one of its goals which is to have all students participate in a community service activity for college and career readiness. The volunteer opportunity was arranged and led by one of our regular volunteers, Kristin Dixon, whose daughter was in the group. The power PAWS were also able to take a tour of our building and learned more about our programs here at HSP.
These young volunteers were really happy and enthusiastic about volunteering, and they helped out a ton! HSP is happy to have had this great group of volunteers with us yesterday.