For many children, summer doesn’t only mean no school for two months – it means birthdays! Unfortunately, however, not everyone has the means necessary to celebrate it. That is where we come in.
We have had the pleasure of working with LPE since Christmas of 2011. The following year, due to the high level of need at the school (80% of attendees are below the poverty line), we also enrolled many of the underprivileged students into our Children’s Birthday Project. This program was started in hopes of giving children aged a reason to smile on their most special day.
The Children’s Birthday Project (CBP) provides 925 children with gifts each year. Each Birthday Box weighs 20-25 pounds and contains 6-10 new toys, a game or activity kit, plush animals, several smaller presents such as bubbles, yo-yos and playing cards, school supplies and a “Party-In-A-Box” with cake mix, frosting, candles, party favors, cups, plates, napkins, etc. It is our goal to provide a young child with everything he or she needs to celebrate his or her birthday in style.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in adopting a needy child in the CBP, please call us at (630) 221-8340.
From all of us at
HSP, have a fun and safe summer!