Today was a very exciting day here at HSP, as we had two wonderful volunteer groups helping us end the week on a strong note.
The first group made its way to us all the way from
This group of 43 students and chaperones from Syracuse, Nebraska , was one of, if not the
largest single volunteer groups HSP has ever had. These students volunteered
with HSP as part of their SOS (Students of Service) Club’s service trip. The
SOS club branched off of the school’s former FCCLA club with the mission of
getting students directly involved in community service. Allison Beers, the
FACS teacher at Syracuse High, said that the purpose of the trip was to allow
the students to get out of their familiar surroundings and experience how
giving service can do so much for those in need. On top of spending two hours
making Christmas gift packages for needy children, organizing meat packages for
hungry families, and organizing paper products for impoverished seniors, while
they are in the area, these students will also be volunteering with Feed My
Starving Children, as well as the Mike Hike Charitable 5k in Homer Glen
The second set of volunteers who graciously gave their time today was a group of 10 from the Central Region of BMW North America in
encourages its employees to spend a day serving the community, so these
volunteers generously spent nearly the entire day at HSP assisting with a
number of tasks including the sorting of non-perishables to be distributed to
needy families during Christmas, organizing bread for needy seniors and
families, and even helping send letters to the families in our Christmas
Offering! These employees of BMW were really gung-ho volunteers, and even
brought a donation of non-perishable food as well!
Both of these groups were full of enthusiasm and took to the tasks we had for them with great attitudes. We wish to thank both of them for the invaluable support they provided today to benefit the needy children, families and seniors we serve. With the first distribution of our Christmas Offering less than a month away, it takes the heartfelt support of many groups like these in order for us to reach the over 1,600 children and 123 seniors served through the program. We still have a few open volunteer spots in the month of December, so if you are interested in lending a hand, like these two magnificent groups, please call HSP at 630-221-8340.