Friday, October 31, 2014

Glenbard North High School Volunteers

            Happy Friday everyone! Today, a group from Glenbard North High School very generously volunteered in the warehouse. 7 students and their 3 chaperones made 50 non-perishable food boxes for impoverished families enrolled in our Christmas Offering. We would like to thank them for choosing to spend part of their Halloween with us today!

We would also like to remind everyone that we will be switching to holidays hours next week. We will be open from 9:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. From all of us here at HSP, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween!     

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Naperville Junior Woman’s Club Ladies Night Out

On November 13th, 2014 the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC) will be holding their “Ladies Night Out” fundraiser. This event will take place from 6:30 P.M. - 10 P.M. at the Marriot in Naperville. This fundraiser will support HSP and Naperville’s Safety Town. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at https://tix4cause.com/donations/tickets/2821/. There will be live music from the Acoustiholics and a performance by the Steps Dance Center. Spa treatments, shopping, raffles and a silent auction are among the other activities that will be taking place that night. It is expected to be a fun night out, while supporting a great cause! 

HSP is the chosen charity for the NJWC’s “Community Improvement Project” for 2013 and 2014. Through this program, the juniors have devoted a lot of time and resources to help us serve those in need and we wish to thank them. We hope you will come out to this event to support the NJWC in their efforts to help us here at HSP.    

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Food and Toy Drives Underway at HSP

Some spirited food drive donors from Kingsley Elementary last year.
Over the last month, HSP has been reaching out to various community members and organizations to help with food and toy drives for our Christmas Offering, one of HSP’s exciting seasonal programs. HSP will distribute tons upon tons of groceries and toys during the coming months. Holding a toy or food drive (or both!) is a great way to help those in need so HSP can continue to serve seniors and families. If you are interested in holding a toy or food drive, please feel free to contact us with any questions at (630) 221- 8340.    

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

St. Charles Head Start, Lake Park & Army Trail Birthday Boxes

Today, HSP delivered birthday boxes to needy children with November birthdays at Lake Park Elementary, Army Trail Elementary School in Addison, and Valley View Head Start in St. Charles. The gifts were delivered by our dedicated volunteers Bill Fehling and Dean Senne. It is thanks to the generosity of our donors that allows us to provide memorable birthdays to the needy children throughout DuPage and Kane.

Through this program, HSP provides a beautiful birthday box for 925 children living in poverty. Each child enrolled in the program receives 6-10 new gifts; 4-7 new, age-appropriate books; numerous filler gifts, such as stuffed animals; and a “Party-in-a-Bag” kit, which includes all of the things that make birthdays fun, such as a cake, candles, and party supplies, so a child can throw a great party on their special day. If you would like to learn more about our Children’s Birthday Project, please feel free to call us at (630) 221-8340.  Here’s to happy children on their birthdays!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Giant Steps and SEAL Volunteer at HSP

Boxes full of food sorted by volunteers from Giant Steps and SEAL
          Mondays are always exciting for all of us here at HSP, and this Monday has been full of fun.  Today, HSP had volunteer groups from Giant Steps and the School of Expressive Arts and Learning (SEAL), who helped sort non-perishable food items for our Christmas Offering, which is quickly approaching.  It was wonderful to have all of the volunteers from Giant Steps and SEAL here with us, providing support to help needy families in DuPage and Kane Counties.  We were very happy to have all of the volunteers from both of these schools today, and we would like to say thank you; without you, we couldn't possibly help as many people as we do, and your generosity is greatly appreciated.
          As Christmas quickly approaches, the need for volunteers increases.  If you are interested in volunteering for HSP in December, or if you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at www.humanitarianservice.org, or email us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.  Once again, thank you to the volunteers from Giant Steps and SEAL:  you are all amazing! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lindop School District Gives Back

Lindop school district’s student council joined HSP today to volunteer in the warehouse. 15 students sorted food to be distributed to the needy seniors and families served by our Senior Citizen Project and Christmas Offering. It is great to see students giving back to the community. Volunteers do us a great service, for we cannot run our programs without them, and we are glad these students joined us today to play an active role in helping others. Volunteering can teach students about team building, making a difference and is an opportunity for them to learn more about themselves. We are excited to have Lindop’s students today and thank them for choosing to spend their Friday morning giving back at HSP.  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Allured Business Media Senior Endowment Campaign Update


            The Senior Endowment Campaign sponsored by Allured Business Media has concluded and HSP is happy to announce that we met our goal. The donations from all those who participated and the matching funds from Allured will be used towards an endowment to enroll a married senior couple into our Senior Citizen Project (SCP) bringing the enrollment up to 125 seniors. The endowment will permanently provide life-saving groceries delivered to their door every month. We would like to thank Allured and everyone who donated for helping reach impoverished seniors in need.