Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thank You Cards from Grateful Kids

Yesterday, HSP received a very special delivery, a stack of thank you cards from many of the underprivileged children we served during Christmas at Currier Elementary. These cards were written back in December, after HSP was able to provide gifts for all of the low-income children at the school through our Christmas Offering program. 2015 was our largest Christmas Offering ever, with 2,272 children receiving gifts. This was thanks to all of our supporters who made the program a success. We wish to share some of the messages written on the cards, to everyone who helped us spread joy to these deserving children:

“I thank you for giving us presents. I loved what you gave us. It was wonderful, it made me so happy.”

“When I opened mine I was happy. When I grow up I will remember what you did.”

“Thank you for the presents you gave me. I enjoyed them. They were really cool. Thank you, because all day long I’ve been reading, playing, and building.”

A Donation for the Imagination

HSP had a wonderful visit today from two members of the local chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma Western Chicago alumni club. The group donated about 500 new books for the low-income children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project. The two members of the group, Carol Bell and Christine Power, who visited us today came in to volunteer their time to help organize their group’s donation. We at HSP believe in the importance books for children throughout the stages of their cognitive development, which is why we provide new books to each of the 900+ underprivileged children we serve. We wish to thank everyone from the Kappa Kappa Gamma alumni group for this wonderful donation.  

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Throw a Birthday Party for a Child with a “Party in a Bag”!

Over the past few days, HSP has received a number of wonderful donations of “Party in a Bag” kits 900+ children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project.  “Party in a Bag” kits are bags which contain necessary items to throw fun parties such as streamers, balloons, cake mix, and frosting. 
We wish to thank the Forest Glen Elementary 5th Grade Ambassador’s club who made 15 kits, 1st Presbyterian Church who made 25 kits, and Girl Scout Troop 51986 who made 8 kits.

If you would like to bless children with “Party in a Bag” kits for their birthday parties, please contact HSP at 630-221-8340 or email

Monday, February 8, 2016

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Divine Savior’s “Boxes of Love”

Today, HSP has a lot of love for our friends at Divine Savior Parish in Downers Grove, as they donated 133 “boxes of love” for the low-income seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. These wonderful boxes are full of a number of necessities as well as items to make life more comfortable for the seniors. Each box includes toilet paper, facial tissue, toothbrushes, tooth paste, lotion, shampoo, lip balm, tea, and hot chocolate. The boxes will be delivered along with the 100 lb. grocery package we provide for each senior during our monthly “delivery day” next week. Divine Savior has made a tradition of creating and donating these wonderful care kits for our seniors every February. We are very grateful for the love and care they continue to show to the deserving seniors in our program.

Friday, February 5, 2016

HSP Welcomes a New Intern

This week HSP welcomed a new member to our intern team, Zach Miller. Zach will be spending the next few months at HSP as our Accounting intern. Zach will be working side by side with HSP’s CFO/Co-founder, Floyd, on all of HSP’s accounting needs. Zach currently attends Elmhurst College, where he is studying accounting. Zach intends to pursue a career in the field once graduating, with plans to sit for the CPA exam. Zach says he is very excited to learn how to apply the skills he has been learning in his education in a non-profit setting. Please join us in welcoming Zach to HSP!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Countdown to Super Bowl Weekend: Sports Equipment Needed

And…touchdown!  Are you watching the big game this weekend?  No matter who you are rooting for, it’s going to be an exciting game you can’t miss. 

Coinciding with the game, HSP wants to take this time to talk about one of our most needed items for low-income children:  sports equipment.  HSP likes to include items such as footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, and baseball gloves to keep the 900+ children we serve active and healthy.  If you would like to donate such equipment to the needy children in our community, please contact HSP at 630-221-8340 or email us at

Happy Super Bowl weekend!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Thank You, Kiwanis Club of Wheaton

Yesterday, HSP received a visit from James W. Smith the Chairman of the Citizenship Services Committee for the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton. James dropped off a generous donation from the club to help HSP provide nutritious groceries to the deserving seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project. The Kiwanis Club of Wheaton has been a supporter of HSP for decades, contributing so much for sake of the seniors, children, and families in our communities who need assistance the most. The Kiwanis Club of Wheaton supports a number of local causes to enrich our communities. They raise these funds through two major events, their annual Pancake Breakfast in May, and their “Peanut Days” in late August/ early September. We at HSP wish to thank the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton for their enduring support!