Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving From HSP!

HSP would like to wish all of our supporters a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. In recognition of the holiday, HSP will be closed tomorrow and Friday. When we resume operation next week, we will continue preparations for our Christmas Offering. To help us as the holidays draw nearer, our friends at National Van Lines dropped off a trailer which will be used to store gifts for the children we serve at Christmas. We would like to thank National Van Lines for their generosity and years of support!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

HSP is Thankful for our Volunteers

Over the past couple of days we have had a number of volunteers who graciously gave their time to help as we prepare to enter the busiest part of our Christmas Offering.  As Hsp will endeavor to distribute more than 25 tons of groceries, and gifts for over 2,000 children during December, our Christmas Offering requires the support of a number of volunteers. Yesterday, six caring volunteers from Vistex effortlessly helped us sort and organize personal care items and food in our warehouse as we prepare for our giving trees to come in the next week. Today, a kind group from St.Pius X church’s Youth Ministry volunteered their time to help us prepare for the fast, approaching, and very busy, month of December. These wonderful volunteers helped us prepare our warehouse for the many gifts we are about to receive. HSP is grateful for all the love and support from both of these wonderful volunteers.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Food Drive from the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

Last week, HSP received approximately 100 bags of greatly needed non-perishable food collected by the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva (UUSG.).  This generous donation was dropped off in three stages by our friends at UUSG. HSP would like to thank everyone at UUSG for this amazing donation of food.  Through our annual Christmas Offering, HSP distributes 25 tons of groceries to families and seniors in our programs. It is food drives like this one from UUSG that allows HSP to continually provide much needed services to the poverty-stricken members of our communities. If you too would like to be involved in a food drive, please do not hesitate to contact HSP. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Volunteer Groups Galore

Volunteers from Young Men's Service League
It has been an exciting week at Humanitarian Service Project as we are deep into the preparation stage of our Christmas Offering program. We will be distributing groceries to hundreds of low-income families and gifts to approximately 2,000 children through this program, so there are many things to prepare. Thankfully, over the last couple of days, we have had a number of volunteer groups from local schools generously give their time to help us keep these preparations going smoothly. We wish to recognize these groups for their amazing support:

Yesterday afternoon, the Rotolo Middle School Builders Club came to visit HSP for a tour and to lend a hand in our warehouse.

Yesterday, evening we hosted a group from the Young Men’s Service League “Panther” Chapter, a volunteer group based out of Glenbard North High School for young men and their mothers, who help sort and wrap gifts for our Christmas Offering.

Volunteers from Pleasantdale Middle School
Today, we had 11 volunteers from Pleasantdale Middle School help sort food in our warehouse, as well as, 10 of our friends from Team AIM at Glenbard North who helped sort and wrap gifts for the children we serve.

We at HSP wish to thank all of these groups for helping us make the holidays brighter for the very deserving children, families, and senior citizens we serve.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

DuPage Woodworkers

Yesterday HSP was delighted to be invited to a meeting of our friends at the DuPage Woodworkers Club. Every year, the members of the club handcraft thousands of toys for needy children at Christmas time. HSP is so thankful that the club has, once again, chosen us as one of the agencies to distribute their toys to those kids in need; this year, the club made a total of 1,666 toys. At the meeting last night HSP’s Executive Director, Kristin Senne had the opportunity to talk to club members and thank them for their generous donation. We at HSP are extremely grateful to be chosen as one of the recipients of such beautiful handcrafted toys; the families and children we serve will surely have a joyful Christmas.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thanks to Zurich NA Volunteers

Today, HSP welcomed 22 volunteers from our friends at Zurich North America. They spent 2 and a half hours at HSP doing various activities to help the needy children, families, and seniors in our programs. Half of the group helped us box non-perishable food for 150 of the needy families served by our Christmas Offering. The other half helped restock our pantry with non-perishable food for our seniors, as well as created “snack bags” for the families in our Christmas Offering. We would like to thank them all of them for coming out and for all of their hard work today. Their high energy, enthusiasm, and eagerness to serve was much appreciated. Additionally, we would like to thank them for the generous monetary donation they presented HSP with to aid the children we serve. They were wonderful volunteers, and we would be more than happy to have them here again next year!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thank You to Our Friends at Motorola Solutions

HSP would like to extend a huge “Thank You” to our volunteers Lisa Zak, Dann Hauber, and our friends at Motorola Solutions for a very creative contribution. Lisa and Dann, who regularly lend their time to HSP as volunteers, entered a costume contest with a few friends and won a cash prize. Instead of splitting the winnings, they decided to donate to our organization and help the many seniors, children, and families we serve. As a bonus, Lisa’s workplace, Motorola Solutions, matched the amount Lisa won and donated. Based on the photo HSP received of Lisa, Dann, and company decked out in costume as the cast of The Wizard of Oz, it looks like they had a lot of fun.  We are so grateful they found this unique way to help HSP serve the impoverished seniors, children, and families. We thank them so much for their brains, hearts, and, of course, their courage!