Thursday, August 19, 2010

Media Attention Helps Bring in Supplies

By Sheila Noblitt, HSP staff

For awhile we worried about getting enough school supplies for all of the needy families seeking help from the Humanitarian Service Project. Suburban Life Publications reporter Erin Sauder's nice story last week and Mark Busch's great photos have brought us some new friends. They are coming into the center with bags of school supplies. "How did you hear about us?" we ask. Many mention they saw a piece in the paper. That, along with our loyal, year-after-year supporters and word of mouth are enabling us to serve the dozens of families trying to prepare their children for school.

HSP hopes the flow will continue, because even after every child has been provided supplies, we will be sending any extra supplies along to area schools. Last year we sent boxes upon boxes of supplies to more than 30 schools in DuPage and Kane counties.

Photo by Mark Busch
Assistant Executive Director Shannon Ferrell and Founder/Executive Karole Kettering survey HSP's school supplies donations. Our volunteers are sorting and filling lists as fast as possible to get children ready for school.

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