Monday, December 9, 2013

Thank You Boxing Party Volunteers!

This weekend was a very busy and important one for us at HSP! On Saturday, we had both the December delivery day for the seniors we serve and the Christmas Boxing Party. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing and dedicated volunteers. At the Christmas Boxing Party, 54 volunteers came to sort and bag toys for families in the Christmas Offering. In just three hours, the volunteers had finished organizing, sorting, and bagging toys for 250 of the families receiving gifts through the Christmas Offering. Preparing all the gifts for these families is a huge undertaking and would not be possible without the help of our incredible volunteers.
Divine Savior Parish Giving Trees
Then, on Sunday, we received an enormous donation from Divine Savior Parish. The Parish provided a gift for 115 of the seniors in our program, and giving trees for 320 children in the Christmas Offering! We are so thankful for their generosity and for their faithful support throughout the years.
Through the Christmas Offering, HSP gives gifts to all the children enrolled in the Children’s Birthday Project and to their siblings. We also help as many families on our waitlist as we can. Right now, we have 478 children on our waitlist. In addition, 150 of the families served by the Christmas Offering also receive 3-4 weeks’ worth of groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, meat, and non-perishable items. Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who give to help needy families and seniors through our Christmas Offering.

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