Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Operation: Board Games for Needy Kids

Every year, there’s that one special day that a child can always look forward to: their birthday. For many low-income families however, a child’s birthday may bring on a lot of extra stress if parents cannot afford to provide the type of celebration every kid hopes for.
            Here’s where we come in.
            Humanitarian Service Project seeks to surprise each and every one of the 925 needy children in the Children’s Birthday Project with a party of their own. We assemble a “Birthday Box” for each child which contains birthday cake mix, frosting, candles, streamers, balloons, plates, cups, napkins, books, toys, school supplies, and board games. The whole shebang!
            Now here’s where you come in.
            HSP is always in need of more board games! Especially board games for the older children served in the program, from ages 8 to 11. Some popular games for children in this age range include Monopoly, Sorry!, Dixit, Scrabble, Heads Up, Guesstures, Apples to Apples (junior,) and Jenga.
            Board games like those listed above provide children and their families with an opportunity to bond and have fun together. Many games help those who play to build critical thinking skills, social skills, and (arguably most importantly) to amp up the fun factor!

If you are interested in supporting the Children’s Birthday Project by donating board games and/or other supplies, or learning more about our other programs for the under-privileged in our area please visit our website at http://www.humanitarianservice.org, or contact us at hsp@humanitarianserivce.org.

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