Thursday, March 10, 2011

Our Senior Holiday Meals Bring Smiles!


Humanitarian Service Project volunteers provide dozens of monthly holiday

meals to our needy Senior Citizens. Valentine’s Day volunteers provided everything from flowers to heart shaped cookies and cupcakes (along with delicious meals) to 40 of our needy seniors.

We received a lot of positive feedback from both seniors and meal donors after the holiday. Some volunteers really enjoy building relationships and delivering to the same senior each month. Listed below are some quotes from volunteers after delivering a Valentine’s Day meal:

This project brings so much joy in seeing the smiles brought out.”

“Providing this meal made Valentine’s Day a special day for my senior, and also very rewarding for me.”

“I had goosebumps all the way home after delivering a meal to a very sweet senior. I would love the opportunity to continue volunteering for this worthy project.”


Our next Senior Holiday Meal is St. Patrick’s Day. So far, we have had 15 volunteers respond who will be bringing meals to 26 seniors!

We are still in need of volunteers to prepare or purchase meals for 15 more needy seniors. Not all seniors request corned beef and cabbage, so skill at making that dish is not required!

If you are interested in volunteering to donate a meal to one of the seniors below, please contact us. If you have not worked with us before, we would need the names and phone numbers of two professional references.

We will provide you the senior’s information, and it is suggested that you offer 3 meal options for the senior to choose from. You then set a time to deliver the meal that is convenient for both you and the senior (it does not have to be delivered on the holiday itself.)

Here is a list of the towns and seniors we are still in need of St. Patrick’s Day meal volunteers for:

Bensenville: Jacqueline, Mirella, Dorothy B., Rose D

Downers Grove: Janet F., Homer & Antoinette, Janice, Mary Ellen

Naperville: Georgia R.

Villa Park: Mary Jo

Warrenville: Lucille B.

Westmont: Rose M., Mohammed

Woodridge: Alice

If you are able to provide a St. Patrick’s Day meal to one of these seniors, please contact Sarah Grindstaff, Senior Citizen Project Coordinator, at or call at 630-221-8340.

We appreciate all of our past, present (and future!) volunteers tremendously!

An Irish Blessing:

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.


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