Friday, September 4, 2015

Welcoming Taylor Barnes

HSP is happy to welcome Taylor Barnes, the newest member of our intern team. Taylor started working for us this Wednesday. She is a Psychology major at Elmhurst College and hopes to one day have her own practice as a social worker. Taylor told us she is excited about having the opportunity to help those in need. She has been involved in community service since high school. Some of her notable experiences have included, playing the violin at nursing homes, Relay for life, Habitat for Humanity, and volunteering at the Human Resource Center. When she isn’t busy with school and service, Taylor’s interests include Juggling, learning about history, and Harry Potter. HSP is grateful to be welcoming an intern who has such a strong passion for helping others’. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

HSP Bowl for Those in Need

HSP is very excited to host our very first bowling fundraiser event! Join us on October 1st from 6-9pm at Fox Bowl located at 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL. The event will consist of 3 games of Scotch Bowling (partner bowling), a pizza buffet, and a raffle with a number of prizes including a new TV, an ipad mini, and several items from wonderful local businesses. Tickets are only $25 and all proceeds support our programs. So come out and have a night of fun while supporting a worthy cause. We’d love to have you all there! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time by 9/23.  Please contact HSP for more information by calling 630-221-8340, sending us an email at HSP@humanitarianservice.org or feel free to check out our Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1624565201134452/.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Endowment Campaign: Help a Senior in Need

With the generosity of the Allured Business Media of Carol Stream, HSP is currently conducting a matching endowment campaign. Until October 16th of 2015, Allured will match every dollar donated to the campaign up to $7,500. The goal of the campaign is to raise a $16,000 endowment that will permanently add a new senior into our Senior Citizen Project. This program has a major impact by providing individuals with essential nutrition for the rest of their lives. “I never thought I would be on the receiving end of your generosity,” said Carol, a senior, upon retrieving her groceries. These donations mean a great deal to those in need. In fact, some seniors have even referred to our organization as a “good family” of hardworking and helpful individuals. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

School Supply Delivery

Today is a big day for HSP as we had our last major school supply distribution for our school supply drive this year. Today our volunteers Bill Fehling and Vinnie Nedrow graciously delivered two vanloads of supplies to five local schools with high populations of low-income children. This was thanks to everyone who participated in the School Supply Drive. In total, more than 3,000 underprivileged students received the supplies they need to succeed in school. We at HSP are glad we could send supplies to children in need; the children we serve are now ready to start the school year prepared for learning! HSP collects supplies and distributes them to needy children all year round through our Children’s Birthday Project, so if you didn’t make it in time for this delivery, there is still the opportunity to help. We are extremely grateful for the kindhearted support of everyone involved in making our school drive a success! 

Monday, August 31, 2015

The Last Fling

With Labor Day weekend coming up it’s almost time for the Naperville Jaycee’s “The Last Fling”. Proceeds from “The Last Fling” support a number of local charitable causes including HSP’s Feed the Kids program. It’s a fun event for the whole family in downtown Naperville. Entertainment consists of a Family Fun Land, a carnival, and big name bands performing all weekend. Daughtry will be performing on Saturday, at 8:00 pm and Chevelle will be performing on Sunday, at 8:00 pm. On Monday you can also see the Labor Day Parade from the event sight. If you are looking for a fun activity for this weekend we recommend “The Last Fling”, it’s a great time for everyone as well as a chance to help support a lot of worthy causes.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thanks for a Successful School Supply Drive

Since the school year has begun, our School Supply Drive is almost over! HSP wants to thank the dozens of donors who contributed to this program. Thanks to you, over 3,000 needy kids will receive school supplies. We also wanted to thank everyone who contributed monetary donations to the program. As we prepare to deliver supplies to schools with high populations of needy students next week, HSP supporters, Larry and Evelyn Erven, have taken this money and purchased additional needed supplies. Again we wish to express our gratitude for everyone who has helped us equip local children with the supplies necessary to have a successful school year.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seal Volunteers

This morning HSP hosted 8 volunteers from the School of Expressive Arts and Learning (or SEAL). SEAL volunteers regularly give their time on an almost monthly basis, to help the needy seniors we serve. The smiling faces and eager attitudes of the volunteers made for a fun-filled morning.  This was their first volunteer visit of the school year; we are happy for their support. What a great way to start the school year off! The SEAL volunteers spent an hour and a half sorting non-perishable food for the 132 seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project.  We at HSP thank them for all their hard work!