Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Busy Days at HSP

Members of UPS and the National Charity League pose 
with their finished products: 100 boxes of food for local 
Let the countdown begin!
With the first distribution cycle of our annual Feed the Kids program just one day away, we here at HSP are beyond grateful for all the last-minute help we have received.
Tomorrow, 100 needy families from DuPage and parts of Kane County will be visiting our facility to pick up 175 pounds of groceries each. Due to this, it has been quite busy here these last few days as we have worked to put the finishing touches together.
            Today was no different. Earlier, we had the honor of hosting not one, but two hard-working groups who dedicated an hour and a half of their time to filling the remaining 100 boxes with fresh produce.
            Regular volunteers with HSP, the Carol Stream branch of UPS Supply Chain Solutions sent over eleven of their employees to lend a helping hand. Affiliated with us since 2009, the group comes over quite frequently to aid in sorting produce, usually for senior delivery days.
            Today, they were also joined by two mothers and two daughters from the National Charity League of Naperville. An organization dedicated to volunteerism, the league has plenty to show for that here at HSP, having helped out during last year’s Christmas Offering and last month’s Stamp Out Hunger. 
Kohl's Associates hold up one of their wrapped gifts.

Upstairs, things were just as busy. Six volunteers from the Kohl’s in Wheaton spent most of their morning wrapping gifts for needy children in the area. Also a frequent supporter of HSP, the company encourages its employees through the Kohl’s Cares program to set aside time in which to volunteer at local charities. We are beyond grateful to have been chosen as a worthy non-profit for these associates.

Everyone here at HSP would like thank the many wonderful volunteers who gave their time and money to make this whole program possible. It has been a long road of preparation, but due to your help and kindheartedness, we are able to go home tonight knowing that hundreds of the neediest families in our area will soon have food on their shelves and on their tables, as well as gifts and toys to give their young children. Without you, none of this would be happening.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in volunteering with us or contributing to any of our programs, please give us a call at (630) 221-8340.

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