by Karleen Hubbard
As HSP's newest college intern, my first assignment is to create the first ever HSP blog. In hopes to keep you updated on our activities, I will be periodically posting news and statistics, ways to get involved, and thank you's to our spectacular volunteers. Expect pictures, videos, heartwarming personal stories, and quotes from volunteers and clients alike.
For those of you who may not know us, Humanitarian Service Project is a non-profit organization whose goal is to serve local needy families of DuPage and Kane counties through several different programs. Feed the Kids keeps the pantries of needy families stocked through the summer with fresh produce, nutritious snacks, meat, and non-perishables. The Senior Citizen Project reaches out to seniors in need with groceries, personal care items, and fun gifts from "secret pals." The Children's Birthday Project provides the children of needy families with a birthday to remember, including books, birthday games, party supplies, and of course gifts! The Christmas Offering helps 150 families with food and gifts for their children, and CBP kids and our seniors also receive giving tree gifts. Finally, HSP collects school supplies for those who cannot afford them, distributing them to both schools and individual families. Keep an eye out for blog posts on upcoming events at HSP and how you can get involved with us!
I sincerely hope you enjoy HSP's new blog. In the meantime, feel free to visit our website (http://www.humanitarianservice.org/) and check out our facebook page.