Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Boy Scout Brings Joy to 51 Kids on their Birthdays

Connor, center, with fellow scouts and the party bags he contributed
Becoming an Eagle Scout, which is the highest ranking a Boy Scout can receive, is no easy accomplishment. Among other troop-related activities, an aspiring Eagle Scout must also do service for his community. Connor McNamara, of Troop 926 at Immaculate Conception Parish in Chicago, chose to serve the needy children that are a part of the Children's Birthday Project for his Eagle Scout requirements. Connor collected and compiled a whopping 51 "Party in a Bag" kits, which will be distributed to children for their birthdays. He accomplished this massive undertaking with the assistance of fellow scouts, his community, and his mother. Connor wanted to serve the under-privileged through his Eagle Scout project, to uphold part of the Boy Scout oath: "To help other people at all times."
Some of the typical contents of a party in a bag
The Children's Birthday Project serves 935 needy children whose families cannot afford to throw them a birthday party. Each "Party in a Bag" contains birthday cake mix, frosting, candles, streamers, balloons, and plates, cups, and napkins--all the essentials for throwing a fantastic birthday party! Thanks to the support of Connor and his family and friends, 51 children will be able to celebrate their birthdays with a fun party that they could not otherwise have. We wish to thank Connor for his contributions and wish him luck on becoming an Eagle Scout!

If you are interested in supporting the Children's Birthday Project, like Connor, or learning more about our other programs for the under-privileged in DuPage and Kane counties, please visit our website at http://www.humanitarianservice.org, or contact us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

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