Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thank you to our Bowling Event Sponsors

This evening, HSP will host its first bowling fundraiser: HSP Bowl for Those in Need to raise funds for the seniors, children, and families we serve. We are looking forward to a fun event for a good cause. We had a number of local businesses get behind the event as sponsors whom we would like to thank for their support. First off we have our monetary sponsors Wheaton Bank and Trust Company – our very generous “Perfect Game” sponsor, our neighbor: KNS Companies, and David Blackman DDS and Associates. We have also had a number of local businesses donate items for the raffle we are conducting at the event: Chicago’s very own White Sox, Orange Theory Fitness in Wheaton, Elements Massage in Wheaton, Tasting Devine in Wheaton, Butterfield’s Pancake House and Restaurant in Wheaton, Village Tavern in Carol Stream, Namaste Salon in Wheaton, Graham’s Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream in Wheaton, and Dave and Buster’s in Addison.  We at HSP would like to extend a whole-hearted thank you to everyone for helping to make this fundraising event possible. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Goodbye to Tom

Today, HSP says goodbye to intern Tom Redfield. Tom joined HSP just over a month ago as a Community Outreach Intern because of his love of community service. His days here were mainly spent reaching out to school service groups in order to coordinate food drives benefitting the seniors and families we serve. Tom will be graduating from Elmhurst College in December and needs to begin training for his new job, so his time at HSP has to come to an end. We would like to thank Tom for all the help he has given us during his time here. He was a great a great addition to the team, and while we are sad to see him go, we wish him luck as he begins this next chapter of his life.    

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Senior Care Kits from the Church of the Latter Day Saints

Yesterday, HSP received a very generous donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Naperville. They collected the items and assembled a “senior care kit” for each of the 132 seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. The first half of these care kits were dropped off yesterday, the 2nd half will come next week. Each care kit contains shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, a toothbrush, dental floss, lotion, soap/body wash, hand sanitizer, and lip balm. These kits help ensure the needy seniors we serve have what they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. These kits are included in their 100lb grocery deliveries every 3 months. We at HSP would like to thank everyone for making a tremendous difference in the lives of the seniors we serve.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Just Three Days to Enter HSP’s Raffle

There are just a few days remaining to purchase raffle tickets to win a number of great prizes at HSP’s Bowling Fundraiser. Prizes for the raffle include this 39” TV, an IPad Mini, a baseball signed by the White Sox pitcher John Danks, a number of gift cards to local businesses including Elements Massage; Butterfields pancake house, and Grahams Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream. Don’t worry, you don’t need to attend the event to win the raffle, but you do need to purchase tickets before the event this Thursday night. Raffle tickets are two dollars each or ten dollars for six tickets. All proceeds from the raffle will support the low-income children, seniors, and families we serve in our programs. Additionally, if you would like to attend our bowling event, there are last minute tickets available. Please contact HSP if you wish to buy raffle tickets and if you would like to join us for the bowling event.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Big Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of St. Charles

Kristin Senne, HSP’s Executive Director, had the pleasure of representing us at the Kiwanis Club earlier this week.
            The members of the Kiwanis Club of St. Charles have generously aided their local community by sponsoring 9 low-income children currently enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project. In total, HSP serves 925 underprivileged children, and each child receives a birthday box to celebrate their special day. Each box includes new toys, books, and party supplies.
            During her visit to the Kiwanis, Kristin thanked them for their loving support and spoke about their impact on the children they sponsor.

            If you have a group that would like to host an HSP speaker, one of our representatives would be happy to explain how you can aid the seniors, children, and families we serve. Every helping hand makes a difference, and we would be pleased to tell your group about our exciting service opportunities.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Looking For Secret Pals

HSP is currently looking for 22 people who may be interested in participating in our Secret Pal program. This program is a great way to show a needy senior they are cared for. Each participant in the program is assigned to one of the seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project and buys them a small gift monthly. Gifts can include items to make the seniors’ lives easier such as laundry detergent, dish soap, or vitamins. They can also include items for the seniors’ personal enjoyment such as books, magazines, knitting supplies, or candy. Every month secret pals drop the gifts off at HSP’s center. They are then delivered to the seniors along with their 100 pound grocery deliveries. This is a program that our seniors really love, and there is nothing quite like bringing a smile to the face of someone so deserving.