Things are always busy at the Humanitarian Service Project. Our staff and volunteers have just finished with our September Delivery Day this past Saturday, in which the over one hundred seniors each received deliveries of over 90 pounds of groceries. With so many groceries going out every month, it should be no surprise that HSP is already thinking ahead to next month. We are always seeking food, personal care items, and paper products, in order to make sure we will always have enough for our monthly deliveries.
Among the items that are always in high demand are items for our senior personal care kits. The personal care kits, made for our seniors, usually contain personal care items like tissues, throat lozenges, aspirin, hand lotion etc., but things like tea, hot chocolate, and cards are nice additions as well. If you are interested in making a personal care kit for a needy senior, there is more information under the “Collect Items for Senior Care Kits” heading from this link: http://www.humanitarianservice.org/getinvolved/donations.html.
Another way to be involved in helping us provide for our seniors is to become a “Secret Pal” to one of the seniors. Secret Pals provide a small gift (roughly $5-$25) to one of our seniors each month, to provide a little extra joy in their lives. The gifts are delivered to the seniors, with their groceries on Delivery Day. You can learn more information by heading to this link: http://www.humanitarianservice.org/whatwedo/secretpals.html.
Other than senior care kits and secret pals, HSP is always looking for more paper products and non-perishable food items to send to our seniors. Paper products that are always needed include toilet paper, paper towels, and Kleenex. Some examples of desirable non-perishable food items would be; coffee, ketchup, crackers, pasta, and canned fruit. If you would be interested in making a senior care kit, being a secret pal, or making a donation please call HSP at 630-221-8340 or drop donations off the Humanitarian Service Project office: 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream any time from 9am to 5:30pm on weekdays.