Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Offering Status: Full Steam Ahead

The Christmas Offering is moving full steam ahead here at HSP. With our Gift Distribution Day to needy families being such a success yesterday, we at HSP are preparing to do it all again tomorrow. We will be distributing Christmas gifts to the 123 impoverished seniors in our Senior Citizen Project, as well as serving 177+ needy families who were placed on our Christmas waiting list. With all the excitement going on here, we at HSP wanted to take this opportunity to recognize some of the donors who have continued to generously provide gifts for these needy seniors and families.

The Kids of Chesterbrook Academy in Lisle
Yesterday, our volunteers Rich and Zindy Patera graciously headed to downtown Chicago to pick up gifts from the employees at Lincoln Properties. This has been a Christmas tradition at Lincoln Properties since 2008. This year, the employees were sure in the gift giving spirit as they provided gifts for 50 needy children and 20 seniors! These gifts were joined today by another generous donation from Chesterbrook Academy in Lisle who generously donated gifts for 54 needy children. Because of all the thoughtful donors like these, we at HSP are on track to serve, at least, 1700 needy children this year through the Christmas Offering!

             In addition to these donations from Lincoln Properties and Chesterbrook Academy, today we received a surprise, but very welcome, visit from Giovanni Long. Giovanni is an 8 year old from Addison, who decided he wanted to spend his piggy bank on giving Ch

ristmas gifts for needy kids. Giovanni raised around $200 which he used to buy games and toys for impoverished children. Giovanni said that he plans to keep donating to help kids in need.

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