Friday, August 26, 2016

School Supplies Distributed to Schools in Need

Yesterday, HSP was excited to send school supplies off to three schools with high populations of low-income students. Our volunteer, Bill Fehling, delivered a van load of supplies to Beaupre, Gates, and Oak Park Elementary Schools in Aurora. Each of these schools has over 90% of their student body coming from low-income families. The supplies we’ve sent to these schools will be distributed to these students, so that they have the supplies they need to succeed this school year.


HSP was able to make this difference for these children, thanks to everyone who supported our School Supply Drive this year. We will distribute supplies to additional schools in different parts of our service area in the coming weeks, so stayed tuned!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Help Save a Senior in Need!

HSP is currently running an endowment campaign to add a new senior to our Senior Citizen Project. This program provides healthy groceries every month to low-income seniors who cannot afford the groceries they need to live a healthy life. Our generous friends at Allured Business Media have agreed to match any donations to this program up to $7,500. If we are successful in raising this endowment, the senior will be added to our program in perpetuity. No further funding will ever be needed, and the senior will never have to worry where his or her next meal will come from. Please help us make this huge difference in the life of a low-income senior. You can donate to the campaign here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/senior-citizen-endowment-matching-campaign/c90272.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Thank You UUSG Do-Gooders Club

HSP would like to thank the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva’s (UUSG) “Do-Gooders Club” for volunteering yesterday morning. The group spent two hours in our warehouse sorting non-perishable food for the low-income senior citizens in our Senior Citizen Project. The Do-Gooders Club and the rest of the UUSG have been longtime friends of HSP, and participated in a number of service projects for the sake of the senior citizens, children, and families we serve. We wish to thank them for this support! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Help HSP Strike Against Hunger

HSP is very excited to announce that we will be holding our second, annual Bowling Event this year on September 29th! This event will be an evening of fun, food, a raffle, and, of course, bowling! This year the event is coinciding with Hunger Action Month. All of the funds raised by the event will be used to provide nutritious food for local, low-income seniors, children, and families suffering from food insecurity.

At the event we will be “Scotch Bowling,” a partner event where pairs take turns bowling. If you don’t have a partner who can attend, don’t worry, we can pair you up with a partner at the event. Please consider joining HSP for this fun event, to raise funds for our cause! You can purchase tickets for the event here: https://www.classy.org/wheaton/events/hsp-bowling-strike-against-hunger/e88398

When: Thursday September 29, 2016 from 6-9pm
Where: Fox Bowl in Wheaton: 1101 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
Price: $25 per person; raffle tickets $5
Why: Have a great time with the HSP team, while fighting hunger.


Feel free to contact HSP with any questions: 630-221-8340 or hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Goodbye to an Amazing Intern

Last week, HSP bid farewell to the final member of our summer intern team, Natalie Sherburne. Natalie spent the summer helping HSP with a myriad of projects to help HSP serve the low-income senior citizens, children, and families who rely on our programs. Natalie brought with her to HSP a heart ready to serve, dedicated professionalism, and gads of creativity. We wish to thank Natalie for all she did for HSP, and wish her well as she moves on to new exciting chapters in her education.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Thank You UPS!

Today, HSP sends a huge thank you to a group of volunteers from UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Carol Stream. This group volunteers with us every month to sort fresh produce and bread before our monthly Delivery Day. Because of their efforts, 133 seniors will receive nutritious food tomorrow through our Senior Citizen Program. HSP is so thankful for this group because without them, our program would not be possible!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thank you to the Cruisin' Tigers GTO Club

HSP had a great time this past weekend at the Cruisin’ Tigers GTO Club “Indian Uprising Car Show”. HSP had the honor of being one of the chosen charities of the event. The club generously donated $2,500 raised from the event for the low-income children who rely on HSP’s programs for vital nutrition and other support. We wish to thank the Cruisin’ Tigers for inviting HSP to this wonderful event, and for their generous donation.