Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Senior Care Kits

Earlier this week, HSP received a generous donation of personal care kits from our friends at Volt in Lisle. Volt completes a service project to serve the community every month. This month they chose to work with HSP to help our Senior Citizen Project. The employees at Volt purchased shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, and other vital personal care products. They assembled the items into care packages for 12 of the seniors we serve.

Every 3 months HSP includes a personal care kit along with the monthly grocery delivery to all of the 132 seniors enrolled in our program. These kits ensure that these deserving seniors have the items they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We wish to thank Volt for thinking of HSP and their wonderful donation that will help benefit so many seniors.

If you would like to make a personal care donation or have any further questions about how you can help support the Senior Citizen Project please call HSP at 630-221-8340 or email us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thank You St. Louis Volunteers!

 Yesterday we had the privilege of hosting 21 volunteers who spent more than two hours in our warehouse helping us get ready for our next Feed the Kids distribution day. They helped by boxing non-perishable food, preparing 100 meat bags, and setting up the warehouse for the distribution day on July 8th. This group of volunteers is on their annual Impact mission trip to help those in need. They are from Faith Lutheran Church of O’Fallon, IL which is based just outside of St. Louis and while they are here they are staying at a Faith Lutheran Church in our area. They usually spend their time on tornado relief and they decided to focus their efforts this year on supporting food pantries and other organizations’ (like HSP) that help the hungry. 
Not only did this amazing group of volunteers help us out yesterday, but they also came back today and volunteered as well. We would like to thank these wonderful volunteers for taking the time to come and help support us all the way from the St. Louis area. With their help, we will be able to serve 100 families in our next Feed the Kids distribution day.

Monday, June 29, 2015

HSP on AmazonSmile

Our Senior Citizen Project provides groceries
for needy seniors on a monthly basis.
HSP is excited to announce that we are now on AmazonSmile, a program which allows customers to support their favorite charities through purchases made on Amazon. If you already have an Amazon account and would like to participate, register “Humanitarian Service Project” as your charity of choice at smile.amazon.com. Be sure to bookmark the website in your browser since the proceeds will only go to HSP if you are shopping on smile.amazon.com. If you don’t have an account, you would only need to register on Amazon first before completing the previous steps.  A portion of your eligible purchases will go to helping HSP serve needy seniors, children, and families. If you are a frequent Amazon shopper, this is an excellent opportunity to help support HSP without any additional cost to you!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Most Needed Items for Seniors and Families

We are approaching the middle of summer, and HSP is busy with food distribution. HSP is coming up on our second Feed The Kids distribution day, which is less than two weeks away, and we just finished our June delivery day for our Senior Citizen Project. These two projects are so important, and we at HSP love being able to serve families and seniors alike. With so much food going out to feed seniors and families, it takes effort to keep our pantry stocked. You can help HSP provide for these deserving families and seniors by donating essential, nutritious food items. Our most needed items are as follows:

Peanut butter, fruit, cereal, boxed potatoes, stuffing, pancake mix, oatmeal, tuna, as well as other canned meat or fish, and pasta or rice meals, such as Ricearoni, Hamburger Helper, etc.


If you have any questions about donating, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can be reached at 630-221-8340, or by email at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Fond Farewell to Our Adler Interns

This week HSP is saying goodbye to our friends from Adler University who have been completing their Community Service Practicums with us since January. These four graduate students Roxy Gajewski, Alinda Lord, Natalie Haines, and Rabije Hajdini have been helping HSP by interviewing the seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project and writing “updates” about them. These “updates” help us ensure we are meeting our seniors’ needs.

Roxy will be leaving after today, Natalie will complete her practicum next week, Rabije will complete her practicum in a couple of weeks, and Alinda has completed her practicum and will be staying with us as a volunteer for the next couple of months. Each of these women have brought something unique to HSP and have helped contribute to HSP’s mission during their time here. All four of these amazing interns will be greatly missed at HSP. We wish them all the best of luck as they move forward with their education as they enter the final year of their master’s studies. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Next Week HSP will be at Ribfest!

Ribfest has fun summer activities for all age groups and also raises support for great causes. The money earned at Ribfest will be split up among a number of local charities to help support their programs including our Feed the Kids program. Ribfest is a fun event that supports the community and we hope to see you there!
The Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest starts on July 2nd and goes through July 5th. There will be plenty of family fun activities throughout the entire day, including jousting, a mechanical bull, an obstacle course, laser tag, a petting zoo, face painting, and more! Ribfest also has many vendors selling delicious food and drinks you can enjoy while watching different performers that will be on stage all day and night. On July 4th there will be a fireworks show starting at 9:30 PM.

If you are interested in volunteering there are still spots available. Please contact HSP by calling 630-221-8340 or emailing us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

School Supply Drive

Summer is here which means its school supply season at HSP. Every year through the School Supply Drive, HSP provides supplies to thousands of low-income children. The supplies are distributed to the DuPage Regional Office of Educations’ “Back to School” and Kane County’s “Project Backpack”. HSP will also be sending supplies to a few schools with high populations of poverty in the DuPage and Kane counties. HSP also distributes school supplies to the children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project throughout the year.

We are in need of the following items:

v     Backpacks
v     Binders
v     Pens & Pencils
v     Calculators
v     Index Cards
v     Highlighters
v     Rulers
v     Notebooks
v     Folders
v     Paper
v     Colored Pencils
v     Crayons
v     Glue
v     Markers

If you are interested in donating or have any questions please contact HSP by calling 630-221-8340 or by emailing hsp@humanitarianservice.org