It’s heartbreaking when parents do not have the means to provide gifts for their children’s birthdays.That’s precisely why HSP’s Children’s Birthday Project exists. At HSP, we are more than happy to accommodate those parents in many ways. One way we help alleviate that burden is by partnering with local schools. Through this partnership, we are able to extend the benefits of CBP to children and families who do not have the means to connect with us on an individual basis.
Today, one of our volunteers, Dean Senne, delivered 19 birthday boxes to needy children with April birthdays. All 19 children attend Army Trail Elementary and Lake Park Elementary in Addison—two schools that HSP feels grateful to be partnered with. Inside each of these birthday boxes includes new toys, books, activity kits, and stuffed animals. Each child also receives school supplies, and a “party in a bag” kit which contains party decorations and supplies, and birthday cake mix and frosting for the child to enjoy on their birthday.
Both Army Trail Elementary and Lake Park Elementary have an estimated 80% of children living below the poverty line. All of us at HSP are glad to assist families in need through our connections with the schools to make each child’s birthday as special as can be.