Mark Twain once said, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” When someone is in need, the best thing you can do for that person is to show you care with an act of kindness.
We at the Humanitarian Service Project would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Women’s Society of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs, for exemplifying these words of Mark Twain. They have shown their kindness and caring by donating 36 “care kits” for the needy seniors in our program. Each of these wonderful kits will serve the dual purpose of providing the seniors with items they need, and allow them to have some fun as well. (Above: The contents of one of the care kits donated by the Women’s Society at First Congregational Church in Western Springs.)
The kits contained lotion, dish soap, a wash cloth, tissues, greeting cards with stamps, and a book of word searches. Again, we want to thank the Women’s Society of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs for showing the needy seniors we serve how much they care for them.
The needy seniors in our Senior Citizen Project all come from very low economic circumstances, and have to make tough decisions with the little income they do receive. With the cost of rent, medication, and necessities, these seniors often have to do without items they need to make their lives easier. Senior care kits, like those donated by the Women’s Society of First Congregational Church, are a practical way to help these needy seniors with these needs, as well as, to show how much you care. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to reach needy seniors, you can do so on our website: http://www.humanitarianservice.org/getinvolved/donations.html.