Friday, December 7, 2012


Association of Professional Chaplains

The Humanitarian Service Project’s busiest season is here and with that comes the need for more help and volunteers.  Today, it has been so amazing to have so many of our wonderful supporters here helping us.  With both the Senior Citizen Delivery Day and our annual Christmas Boxing Party being tomorrow HSP has been one busy place.  We would like to thank all of our volunteers for being so gracious and coming out to help us. 

First up we’d like to thank a group of seven volunteers from the Association of Professional Chaplains, who volunteered in two shifts, in order to spend the entire day with us, sorting Giving Tree gifts for needy children which were graciously donated by our many supporters. While the Association of Professional Chaplain volunteers were helping us prepare for our Christmas Boxing Party, we were lucky to have a group of volunteers from the local Kindercare district, in the warehouse sorting and boxing fresh produce to help us prepare for our Senior Citizen Project Delivery Day, which is also tomorrow. We also had the pleasure of hosting 8 volunteers from Hewlett Packard volunteering as part of the company’s annual “HP Local Giving Campaign,” a program in which HP employees, who don’t necessarily work together, get to know each other by volunteering their time giving back to the communities they live in. Last but not least, we also had the joy of having a group from the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale/Roselle, who helped out by sorting donated gifts, and winter clothes that will go to the 1200 needy children we serve at Christmas time.


Rotary Club of Bloomingdale/ Roselle
We would also like to say thanks to the numerous friends we have at the project that have been here helping us out, as well. We wish to recognize Tish Jensen, Nate Schingen, Jeff Marker, Larry and Evelyn Erven, Pete Laabs, Tom Hogan and Ginna Ericksen (our Volunteer Secret Pal Project Coordinator) for giving their time, and helping to lead the volunteer groups we hosted today. It really is amazing to see all these wonderful people come together to make the needy have a great holiday season.  If anyone is interested in learning more about the projects we run or in donating to our efforts please visit or call 630-221-8340. 

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