Today, June 30th, 2010, members from Kohl’s department store came in to volunteer! The Kohl’s volunteers prepared produce boxes, labeled boxes, unloaded trucks,taped up all boxes, and sorted foods. They got done with so much that we even had them start preparing and organizing for our Feed the Kids Program. Thank you for your terrific effort Kohl’s volunteers!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Also, HSP will be participating in Wheaton's 4Th of July parade this year! We'd love to have friends of HSP walk with us to celebrate Independence Day! The parade starts at noon, but participants would need to meet at 11am in front of Ace Hardware on main street!
Hey Rib lovers! Want to help HSP and have an excuse to attend RIBFEST?? Well, HSP is working the gates again this year at Ribfest on Saturday July 3rd. We need volunteers who can stay for the whole shift from 11am-5pm. Parking will be provided and volunteers will get a FREE t shirt! After your shift is over you can enjoy the festival!
Time is running short to find volunteers for all of these projects, so please call us ASAP at (630) 221 8340 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Karole Kettering's granddaughter, Morganne came by recently, we put her to work helping us get a mailing out.
Morganne also was a great help too when we were selecting books for the 9 to 12 year olds in our Children's Birthday Project. We were completing a request for books from a First Books distribution and few of us in the center knew what would be good books for children this age. But Morganne, who loves to read, surely knew. Thanks, Morganne!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Saturday, June 19, 2010
We have enough nonperishable food for our July Feed the Kids but not enough for the August distribution. We need 2,500 more pounds. That’s enough food for 100 boxes each with a weight of 25 lbs. We are even finding shortages at our best (and most economical) source for purchasing food, Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Can you do a food drive for us? This is a great project for vacation Bible school, summer camps, or even your own neighborhood, club, or church. The children in Feed the Kids depend on us to fill the void left when school is out and they do not have free or reduced-cost school meals to help meet their nutritional needs.
We need any amount of:
main meals & hearty soups,
peanut butter & jelly,
pancake mix & syrup,
pasta & sauce,
and healthy snacks
A Big THANKS for Helping!!!
by Sheila Noblitt, HSP Staff
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Kristy volunteered at HSP a long time ago and never forgot the great work that is done here, that's why she came back to be an intern. Kristy said, "I want to give my time to this organization because of what it does."
Welcome Kristy!! We are so happy to have you!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thank you to all of the Rotary Club members who helped build the freezer, including Roger Tully, Jeff Pringle, Kent Stoneburner, Frank Jeffers, Steve Johnson, Dahx Marrs, Chuck Mattingly, and Dan Rasper! We are truly grateful for all of your hard work! A special thank you to Roger Tully of TULLY ELECTRIC for stopping by HSP today to finish getting the freezer ready!
Thanks again, guys! The freezer is going to be a huge help to us!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
By: Melissa Ericksen, Intern
Today is our first pick-up day for Feed The Kids! 100 families are arriving at our center today to pick up meat, produce, and non-perishables for the month of June. Lots of volunteers have been hard at work today distributing food and making the process go smoothly!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
We were also glad to see Matt Feulner drop in for a visit this morning - he was an intern with Humanitarian Service Project during the summer of 2008 and has since gone on to do some pretty amazing things! After graduating from Northern Illinois University, Matt had further schooling in Prague, Czech Republic where he also worked as a freelance English teacher. More recently, Matt has been working for VMI Inc in Oakbrook, Illinois, a company that manages the marketing and sales campaigns for Fortune 500 and 100 companies. Great job Matt, we appreciate the time you spent with us and look forward to hearing more great things from you in the future!
Monday, June 7, 2010
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
Happy Birthday, Emma! Emma, her mom, and brothers came to HSP on Friday to pick up Emma's birthday present... a brand new BIKE!! Emma was so excited and grateful for her fun gift! We hope that she enjoys her gift for many years and gets a lot of use out of it!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Democratic Congressional candidate (6th District) Ben Lowe (a graduate of Wheaton College!)and friends from his campaign helped HSP today by sorting food for our Feed the Kids program! With their help we will be ready to distribute food to 100 needy families next week to help them through the month of June. Thanks, Ben!