Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 in Review

Today our volunteers Larry Erven and Mike Bolsoni graciously took time out of their day to pick up more than four van loads of donated toys from Toys for Tots for the needy children in our Children’s Birthday Project. It was a fitting end to 2013 which saw HSP expanding our programs to serve more needy seniors, children, and families than ever before. Here are a few highlights from 2013.

An aerial shot of our monthly Senior Delivery Day
this May!
It was another successful year for the Senior Citizen Project, which grew to serve 123 impoverished seniors throughout DuPage and Kane with 100 lbs. of nutritious groceries every month!

Our Children’s Birthday Project grew to serve 925 children and to expand the program’s reach to areas previously unserved through our new relationships with Two Rivers Head Start in West and East Aurora and Valley View Headstart in St. Charles.

Things really heated up in the summer with our Feed the Kids and School Supply Drive programs. Feed the Kids provided 100 impoverished families with 525 lbs of nutritious groceries throughout the summer. Thousands of needy kids were equipped for the new school year through our School Supply Drive’s support of the Regional Office of Education’s “Back to School Fair” and further deliveries straight to local schools with high amounts of need.

Volunteers searching through Christmas gifts
for needy children during our Christmas Offering
Of course, the year was capped off with our very exciting Christmas Offering program through which we provided a record amount of groceries and toys to needy seniors, children and their families.

As we reflect on 2013, we at HSP wish to thank everyone who gave their time and resources allowing us to make such an impact in the lives of the neediest members of our communities. It is only through all of the generous support of HSP’s friends that we are able to continually extend life altering assistance to very deserving seniors, children, and families. We thank you for a wonderful 2013, and wish you all a Happy 2014!

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