Friday, December 20, 2013

Toy Donations for Needy Children

Benjamin Middle School Toy Drive
          Today HSP received two amazing toy donations, which will go to needy children in our programs! The first was from Benjamin Middle School in West Chicago. The student council ran a school wide toy drive and collected nine boxes of donations. The school has been a great supporter of HSP for years, holding food and toy drives for the needy seniors and children we serve.

Just Energy Toy Donation

The second generous toy donation came from Just Energy in Westmont. Just Energy raised $6000 and then used the funds to purchase toys for needy children. This morning, employees of Just Energy went to Target in Lombard to pick out and purchase toys for children in the Christmas Offering and Children’s Birthday Project (CBP). They filled 15 shopping carts with toys. One of our volunteer drivers, Dean Senne, picked up the donation which completely filled our van.  
The toys donated today will be used in the Christmas Offering and Children’s Birthday Project. The Christmas Offering provides gifts of toys and books to needy children. Even a week after the Christmas Distribution began, needy families on our Christmas waiting list are still coming in to the HSP Center to pick up Christmas gifts. Generous donations like the ones that came in today are the reason we have been able to serve so many needy families on the waiting list.

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