|Members of UPS and the National Charity League pose |
with their finished products: 100 boxes of food for local
Let the countdown begin!
With the first distribution cycle of our annual Feed the Kids program just one day away, we here at
are beyond grateful for all the last-minute help we have received.
Tomorrow, 100 needy families from DuPage and parts of Kane County will be visiting our facility to pick up 175 pounds of groceries each. Due to this, it has been quite busy here these last few days as we have worked to put the finishing touches together.
Today was no different. Earlier, we had the honor of hosting not one, but two hard-working groups who dedicated an hour and a half of their time to filling the remaining 100 boxes with fresh produce.
Regular volunteers with
the Carol Stream branch of UPS
Supply Chain Solutions sent over eleven of their employees to lend a helping hand. Affiliated with us since 2009, the group comes over quite frequently to aid in
sorting produce, usually for senior delivery days.
Today, they were also joined by two mothers and two daughters from the National Charity League of Naperville. An organization dedicated to volunteerism, the league has plenty to show for that here at
HSP, having helped
out during last year’s Christmas Offering and last month’s Stamp Out
|Kohl's Associates hold up one of their wrapped gifts.|
Upstairs, things were just as busy. Six volunteers from the Kohl’s in
spent most of their morning wrapping gifts for needy children in the area. Also
a frequent supporter of HSP, the company encourages
its employees through the Kohl’s Cares program to set aside time in which to
volunteer at local charities. We are beyond grateful to have been chosen as a
worthy non-profit for these associates.
Everyone here at
HSP would like thank the many wonderful
volunteers who gave their time and money to make this whole program possible.
It has been a long road of preparation, but due to your help and kindheartedness,
we are able to go home tonight knowing that hundreds of the neediest families in
our area will soon have food on their shelves and on their tables, as well as
gifts and toys to give their young children. Without you, none of this would be