Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy Birthday to Alex!

Today, HSP was excited to celebrate the birthday of one of our staff members; Alex Gordy, our Database Administrator. Alex supports our database, runs the Stamp out Hunger event, and plays an integral part in running our five programs. Alex works hard every day to make sure the seniors, children, and families enrolled at HSP receive the services they need. The whole HSP team all enjoyed being able to have lunch and cake together today, to celebrate. We wish you a very happy birthday Alex! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

National Night Out

Yesterday HSP hosted a visit from Officer Tom Eby and Ray Murch, representatives of the Carol Stream Police Department. The officers came to pick up school supplies which will be distributed amongst local families as part of the community’s celebration of the 32nd annual National Night Out next Tuesday evening. During National Night Out, community members are encouraged to spend the evening outdoors, enjoying time with their neighbors on patios, front porches, or at block parties. The National Night Out celebration in Community Park begins at 6 pm on Tuesday, August 4th, and will feature a barbeque, rides, exhibits, and music. This is HSP’s first year supporting the event, and we are excited for the opportunity to reach out to more local families with the school supplies they need. HSP would like to thank those who have helped make this possible by donating to our School Supply Drive.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thank You, Paylocity Volunteers

Today, HSP had the pleasure of welcoming a group of volunteers from Paylocity. This was the first time Paylocity visited HSP, and these wonderful volunteers spent two hours wrapping gifts for our Children’s Birthday Project. The group was made up of people from several departments, and they were volunteering as part of Paylocity’s Engagement and Spirit commitment. This commitment ensures that, as a company, Paylocity reaches out and gives back to the community. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to meet these wonderful men and women, and for the time that they gave to help our Children’s Birthday Project and the needy children we serve. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thank You Giant Steps!

This week HSP was delighted to have two volunteer groups from our friends at Giant Steps. On Monday, the first group helped us prepare paper goods for needy seniors. Today, the second group helped us prepare school supplies to be passed out to impoverished children in the community. Giant Steps is a day school that is focused on providing education, therapeutic and recreational programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), their families, and the community. Giant Steps regularly comes in to help out or bring donations for the seniors and families we serve.  We cannot say thank you enough for the support we receive from Giant Steps and all our volunteer groups. With groups like these, we are able to help serve those in need in our community. Thank you Giant Steps and we hope to see you again soon!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

School Supply Update

Yesterday, HSP received a generous donation of over 200 pounds of school supplies from our friends at Millward Brown in Lisle. The Millward Brown group has been supporters of the school supply drive for the past two summers. This is just one of the many wonderful donations of school supplies that have started to arrive at HSP in the recent weeks.  Because of everyone coming together, we are able to help put a smile on hundreds of children’s faces for their upcoming school year.  Today was our first distribution of school supplies to Kane County “Project Backpack”. Next week we will deliver to the DuPage County Board of Education Fair. HSP wishes to thank everyone who has donated items to our school supply drive thus far. We are incredibly blessed to have so many people support our program that is successful because of you!If you are interested in donating school supplies please contact us at 630-221-8340 or by emailing us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.
 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Become a Secret Pal Today!


“I really appreciate your kind heart and thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity”. “You are the definition of Christmas”. These are two Thank You card notes from seniors to their Secret Pals. Our seniors are so thankful for everything that their Secret Pals do for them. Secret Pals are a part of HSP’s Senior Citizen Project (SCP). The Secret Pal program is open to all 132 seniors in SCP. Currently there are 13 seniors still in need of a Secret Pal. A Secret Pal provides small gifts, such as blankets, puzzles, books, or personal care items, for seniors on a monthly basis, and will either drop these gifts off or mail to our facility in Carol Stream. The seniors receive their gifts on the monthly delivery days, along with their groceries. We want to say thank you to all the Secret Pals for everything they do for their seniors. If you are interested in becoming a Secret Pal, please contact us at 630-221-8340 or by email at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Support HSP at the Naperville Jaycee’s Last Fling Event!

The Last Fling is only a month away and we are looking for a few more volunteers to help. Last Fling is an annual charity event sponsored by the Naperville Jaycees and will be hosted during Labor Day Weekend. At Last Fling there will be concerts, carnival rides, and other fun attractions for the whole family. The event is the Jaycees biggest annual fundraiser in order to raise money to support nonprofits in the community and throughout the Naperville area including HSP.  The funds from Last Fling will be put towards our Feed the Kids program. For more information on Last Fling, visit their website at lastfling.org.

The more volunteers who represent HSP at the event results in more funding to help serve and support low-income families. Volunteer shift times for Saturday and Sunday, 9/5 and 9/6 are: 9am-1pm, 1pm-6pm, and 5pm-11pm. On Monday, 9/7 the shifts are 8am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, and 5pm-8pm. Volunteer slots are filling up quick, make sure to sign up soon! If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions please contact HSP at 630-221-8340 or by email hsp@humanitarianservice.org. We look forward to hearing from you! Even if you can’t volunteer; we hope to see you at Last Fling on Labor Day weekend for some family fun!