Friday, March 29, 2013

Jay Stream Middle School Raises $140 to Help Needy Seniors

Earlier this week, HSP received a donation from the Student Council of Jay Stream Middle School, right here in Carol Stream. These students heard about the great needs of the seniors in our Senior Citizen Project from their advisor Kelly Colucci, and this inspired them to hold a fundraiser to support the project. These student council members were able to raise, and donate, $140 through the admission proceeds from a “Fun Night” for the sixth graders at the school.

Because the sixth graders could not attend a dance held for the seventh and eighth graders, the student council put together this event for the sixth graders. This money will help HSP purchase nutritious food like fresh fruits and vegetables, to provide the seniors in our program with the healthy diet they need. With 121 needy seniors receiving 100 lbs. of groceries each month through the Senior Citizen Project, it is great to see young people, like the members of Jay Stream’s student council, doing their part to help reach out to those in need in the community. While today, most area students are taking a well deserved rest at the tail end of their spring break, Humanitarian Service Project would like to take the opportunity to recognize these young, local students for stepping up to help HSP serve needy senior citizens.

If you too would like to help HSP make an impact in the lives of needy senior citizens, you can learn how to lend a hand on our website:

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