Monday, February 24, 2014

Confirmation Group Builds Generosity in Kits

The confirmation group at St. Joseph’s Parish in Downers Grove gave HSP a generous donation of 38 “Party in a Bag Kits” last Thursday. These kits include party favors, cake mix, frosting, streamers and other necessities for a child’s birthday party. Every child deserves a festive celebration, which is why HSP is glad to have St. Joseph’s contribute to our Children’s Birthday Project. The Parish has a revolving group of youth seeking confirmation, where they look for opportunities to help their community. The confirmation group has worked with HSP annually since 2011. This specific group of youth not only donated kits last Thursday, but also made “Senior Care Kits” for us last fall, which includes items to help the seniors enrolled in our Senior-Citizen Project maintain their daily routine of hygiene.

Representing HSP was Cheryl McGarrity, a long time supporter and HSP Board Member, who spoke with the class as she met with them to receive the donation. HSP would like to thank the St. Joseph’s Confirmation Group for their hard work in collecting and building the kits, as well as Cheryl’s support in helping us in our effort to ensure more cheerful birthdays for children. It is people such as them that allow HSP to fully support the people we serve. If you’re interested in being a part of our efforts you can visit our website at, or contact us at

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