Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thank You St. Petronille and Favia!

These days we at the Humanitarian Service Project are getting busier and busier. With our Christmas Offering fast approaching, the needy senior citizens and families that we serve rely on us to not slow down. For this reason we would like to extend a big thank you to a group of ten youth and their chaperones from St. Petronille Parish in Glen Ellyn and a very youthful at heart group of 15 from the Favia group, a financial planning firm in Villa Park, for volunteering their time and youthful vigor in our warehouse this past Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. These groups donated hours of their time sorting food for the needy families we reach out to out Christmas time. We want to thank these fantastic volunteers from St. Petronille and the Favia Group for the hard work they did. We also want to thank our faithful volunteers Tom Hogan and Larry Erven for supervising them in our warehouse. The generous, “can do” spirit we have seen reflected in this group, and our other volunteers and donors, is what makes all that HSP does to make a positive impact in the lives of the needy seniors and families we serve possible.

We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, we at HSP are always so thrilled with the wonderful support we receive from our volunteers and donors. This Christmas, HSP will be providing gifts for an estimated 1200 needy children and the 120 seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. We also provide 3 weeks worth of groceries, including fresh produce, frozen meats and non-perishables, for 100 of the families in our Children’s Birthday Project and a turkey with all of the makings of a holiday meal to 150 more of the families in the project. This is all on top of the normal, monthly delivery of 90 pounds of groceries to the seniors we serve. Without the support of our wonderful volunteers and donors, we at HSP would not be able to do all of this for the needy people we serve. We still have room for volunteers in the month of December. If you are interested in participating, please call us at 630-221-8340 to reserve a spot.

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