|CBP volunteers Sue and Bill|
At HSP, we are grateful for all of the support we receive because it is forwarded to those who need it most. Of the many programs offered here, the Children’s Birthday Project serves 925 children and their families—numbers that big translate into a bigger need for volunteers. Today, we would like to highlight our regulars who volunteer in HSP’s “toy room”, making a difference for these hundreds of children in DuPage and Kane County.
Working alongside HSP’s Toy Room Supervisor, Jan Thompson, these volunteers create Birthday Boxes for CBP. The process is a little elaborate: sorting toys and books, selecting age appropriate gifts, wrapping gifts in a neat and presentable manner, and assembling each box with care. Lifting one of these 20 – 25 lbs boxes can certainly get a little labor intensive! After the volunteers complete a box, they are made available for pickup by the family, or in difficult circumstances delivered to their homes. At HSP, every child we serves matters, and every birthday box is important. Our compassionate and reliable regular volunteers working on CBP help us bring smiles to all the children enrolled with the program.
We are more than happy to add more volunteers onto our growing list. For those with time constraints, adopting a child through CBP only costs $54 a year.
Volunteers, as always, HSP thanks you from the bottom of our hearts!