Friday, November 18, 2011

Food Drives Galore!

In the past few days the Humanitarian Service Project has seen a wonderful effort by numerous groups who have put together food drives and brought in generous donations of non-perishable items. These donations were contributed by a group of 8th grade girls with St. John the Baptist Parish in Winfield, Gregory Middle School in Naperville, and Giant Steps Jr. High in Lisle. The food donated to HSP is used in our Senior Citizen Project. This project delivers over 90 pounds of nutritious food to over 120 needy seniors in the DuPage and Kane county area every month. This is especially important and appreciated around the holiday season!

· The girls from St. John the Baptist Parish organized a service project to collect food to be donated to HSP for needy seniors in time for Thanksgiving. The girls reached out to friends and neighbors of Winfield Estates with flyers and empty grocery bags. The flier said “we are passing out these grocery bags with the hope that your generous hearts will be touched by those truly in need,” in anticipation that their friends and neighbors would fill them with food to be donated. The young girls received a tremendous response and brought in dozens of bags of donated food! The girls were so enthusiastic to help that they immediately started unloading and sorting the food in the warehouse.

· In addition, Gregory Middle School made their food drive a school wide effort! All staff and students were asked to bring in any non-perishable items that they could between November 3rd and 17th. HSP’s volunteer driver, Pete Laabs, picked up the donation from the school yesterday and the end result was an entire van full of food!

· Last but certainly not least is the Giant Steps Jr. High Group. These special needs students came in this afternoon with a very personal donation. Each student was able to individually put their contribution in the warehouse and see where a donation actually goes and how it is sorted to be delivered. The students also got a tour of HSP’s building and were able to see all the different projects that go on under our roof.

HSP would like to thank all 3 of these groups for their generous and hard work! Your kindness will make a difference in many people lives, especially during this holiday season!

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