Friday, March 22, 2013

Serve a Senior as a Secret Pal!

Humanitarian Service Project is looking for supporters willing to participate in our Secret Pal program. This program is part of our Senior Citizen Project, which serves 121 seniors suffering under poverty. Struggling to afford necessary expenses like rent, or medical costs, these seniors have to go without purchasing items that could make their lives easier, or provide them comfort. Participants in the Secret Pal program sign up to buy a $5-$25 gift for their senior each month, which is delivered to the seniors with the 100 lb. delivery of nutritious groceries they receive from our program each month.

            Here is how you can help! There are a number of seniors in our program who are currently without Secret Pals. Signing up for the program is a way for you to provide a heartfelt service to a senior in need. When you sign up, HSP will assign you a needy senior, and give you a list of items that senior has personally requested, as well as other great gift ideas. Many of our current secret pals have a lot of fun with the project, getting creative with the items they buy, or with packaging the gifts. Or, if coming to our Carol Stream Center monthly is not easy for you, several secret pals mail in gifts, like gift cards, to their pals.          

           HSP receives a great deal of feedback from the needy seniors in our project, expressing gratitude for their secret pals. One senior wrote in, “Words cannot express my gratitude for all you [her Secret Pal] do for me.” Another senior said, “To see that I am cared for through your thoughtful gifts, never fails to make my day brighter.” If fulfilling a need in the life of a needy senior in this way, sounds like something you would be interested in, please consider signing up as a secret pal. Call HSP at 630-221-8340, or check out our website for more info: 

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