Friday, August 29, 2014

School Supplies Delivered to Needy Kids

Bill and Jeff with one of the vans filled with
school supplies for needy kids.
Today at the Humanitarian Service Project we were very excited to send off our two cargo vans packed to the brim with school supplies to four schools in Aurora. These donations were dropped off at the schools by our wonderful volunteers Bill Fehling and Jeff Marker. The four elementary schools; Gates, Krug, Oak Park, and Hermes, all serve student populations where over 90% of the children live below the poverty line. With their families struggling to make end meet, many children at these schools don’t have access to all the school supplies they need. We at HSP are glad we could send supplies off to these four schools knowing they would get into the hands of children who need them.

              This delivery of supplies to these schools is phase two of HSP’s annual School Supply Drive. At the beginning of the month, we sent a van load of supplies to Kane County’s “Project Backpack” and two vans full to the DuPage Regional Office of Education’s “Back to School Fair” for needy families. Through all of these deliveries, HSP’s School Supply Drive has equipped over 3000 impoverished children with the supplies they need to succeed in school this year. We wish to thank everyone who participated in our School Supply Drive, for helping us make it such a success!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Last Fling is your Last Chance for Fun Before the End of Summer

         Labor Day weekend is upon us, and many are feeling excitement and anticipation for the weekend:  barbeques to be had, friends to see, and a nice time to relax before getting back into the groove of school and work as Summer comes to an end.  Another reason to be excited for this weekend is that The Naperville Jaycees are putting on the Last Fling Festival!  The festival runs from Friday through Monday, and it is a good way to have fun while feeling good about the way you are spending your weekend.
          The Last Fling offers a way for you to not only treat yourself, but to also treat others.  As an attendee of the Last Fling, you are supporting local charities and non-profit organizations, helping them raise money so they can continue their services to those who need them most.  HSP will be one of many non-profit organizations that will be helping at the Last Fling, along with receiving funds from the event.  The money we receive from the event will be put towards our Feed The Kids program, which helps needy children and their families during the summer months when food is scarce.   
            There are many fun activities each day of the event, such as food eating contests, wine tasting, a carnival, Family Fun Land, the Fling Mile Race, bingo, and other various games.  Bands will be featured every night, including ARRA on Friday, O.A.R. on Saturday, Smash Mouth on Sunday, and 7th Heaven on Sunday.  The Last Fling will also be holding a Labor Day Parade on Monday, which is sure to be a good time.
            So, if you’re looking for something fun to do this Labor Day weekend, consider going to the Last Fling one or all of the days it’s being put on!  It’s sure to be a good time, and you can feel great knowing that you’re making a difference in your local community through helping charities and non-profit groups like HSP.  From all of us here at HSP, we want to wish a wonderful Labor Day weekend, and we hope to see you at the Last Fling!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cereal: A Weapon against Serial Hunger

The old adage “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” gets drilled into most of us in our youth. Unfortunately, for those living under poverty, obtaining nutritious food to start the day with a healthy breakfast is beyond their means. Currently, HSP is in need of breakfast items particularly cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix, to provide breakfast food for the 123 impoverished seniors we serve through our Senior Citizen Project. For these seniors, 90% of which suffer from chronic ailments that require special diets, starting the day off with a healthy meal would be impossible without the nutritious groceries they receive from HSP.

                Through the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides 123 local seniors in need the nutritious groceries they require to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. This includes providing fresh produce, frozen meat, bread, and non-perishables for all meals of the day. In addition to cereal, oatmeal, and pancake mix, some items that are in high demand for the seniors we serve are canned tuna, peanut butter, and jelly. If you have any questions about making food donations, or other ways to make a difference in the lives of needy seniors, please call HSP at 630-221-8340.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Allured Business Media Senior Endowment Campaign Continues

           Last Monday, HSP started a Senior Endowment Campaign with our partners at Allured Business Media to raise money towards a new senior being permanently enrolled into our Senior Citizen Project (SCP).  For every dollar raised up to $7,500, Allured Business Media will match this amount, providing $15,000 for a new senior’s enrollment into SCP.  For many seniors, money and mobility limit them greatly, so finding a way to pay for all of life’s expenses, such as rent and food, along with being able to afford medicine and medical bills, can become extremely stressful.  Currently, HSP has 123 seniors enrolled in SCP, and each of these seniors is helped greatly each month because of the program.  With the help of Allured Business Media’s Senior Endowment Campaign, $15,000 will permanently provide an impoverished senior with numerous life-saving groceries and other services that they will receive through SCP.  
The Senior Citizen Project delivers 100 pounds of groceries to each senior every month; they receive seven fresh fruits, eight fresh vegetables, seven types of frozen meats, six bags of non-perishable food, Pepperidge Farm bread, two bags of paper products.  Seniors also receive “Secret Pal gifts,” a small, fun gift caringly selected and purchased by each senior’s own “secret pal.”  Along with the groceries and Secret Pals gifts they receive each month, every three months, each senior can look forward to receiving a personal care kit, complete with items such as soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.

            Seniors are provided with a better life and many more opportunities thanks to all of the services they receive from SCP, which is why it is so important that we increase our enrollment from 123 seniors to 124 seniors.  Please consider donating to the endowment campaign in any way possible so we can help one more needy senior have the life he or she deserves; you can donate by sending checks to 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188, or on Network for Good   Allured Business Media will be matching funds up to $7,500 from August 18 through October 17.  For more information on the Senior Endowment Campaign, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (630) 221-8340, or send us an email at

Monday, August 25, 2014

United Stationers Backpack Donation to Army Trail School

            Our friends at United Stationers in Carol Stream have graciously donated 200 backpacks filled with school supplies to needy children who attend Army Trail School in Addison.  United Stationers contacted HSP to set up a donation that would impact local children in need; Army Trail School has a high population of needy children, and is one school we serve through our Children’s Birthday Project.  The backpacks were distributed to students by several United Stationers employees this past Thursday evening at a start of the school year event held at the school.  

United Stationers of Carol Stream have partnered with us in the past to help children in need; two years ago, they did a similar event for another one of our partners, Lake Park Elementary, which is also located in Addison.  The donation provided to the students of Army Trail School is part of the local initiative to help needy children; as a whole, the United Stationers Foundation provides 65,000 backpacks to needy children nationwide.  Thank you, United Stationers, for your continued support and donations to children in need!     

Friday, August 22, 2014

Personal Care Kits from the NJWC

Yesterday, HSP received the second part of a very generous donation from our friends at the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC.) Annette Koch of the NJWC dropped off 20 wonderful “personal care kits” that the club created for the impoverished seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project. This donation was the second part of a larger donation as the club dropped off 65 more of these kits last month. Each of these kits contains hygiene products that will help the seniors in our program maintain a healthy lifestyle. They include; shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, lip balm, hand sanitizer, soap, and dental floss. As the chosen charity for their Community Improvement Project for 2013 and 2014, HSP has received a great deal of wonderful support from the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club. HSP wishes to thank them not only for these kits, but everything else they have provided for the needy seniors and children we serve as well.

The 123 seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project all suffer heavily under poverty. They cannot afford all of the items needed to keep healthy. For that reason, every three months HSP includes a personal care kit along with their monthly grocery delivery. If you too are interested in providing these kits for needy seniors, you can learn more by checking out HSP’s website:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

First Birthday Boxes Delivered for the School Year

With the end of August approaching quickly, not only does this mean the end of summer, but the beginning of the academic school year.  While some children may be less-than-thrilled to return to school, they still have a reason to smile:  birthday boxes!  Today, thanks to the generosity and help of our volunteer, Jeff Marker, who drove to the schools to drop off the gifts, HSP sent out its first batch of birthday boxes to Lake Park Elementary and Army Trail School, both of which are located in Addison.  We sent out birthday boxes to 23 impoverished children with September birthdays; 11 of these boxes went to Lake Park Elementary, and the remaining 12 went to kindergartners at Army Trail School.
            HSP is partnered with both Lake Park Elementary and Army Trail School to reach out to needy children attending these schools.  Through our Children’s Birthday Project, we are able to provide a memorable birthday for 925 needy children.  Each child enrolled in the program receives 6-10 new gifts; 4-7 new, age-appropriate books; numerous filler gifts, such as stuffed animals; and a “Party-in-a-Bag” kit, which includes all of the things that make birthdays fun, such as a cake, candles, and party supplies, so a child can throw a great party on their special day.

            If you would like to learn more about our Children’s Birthday Project, please feel free to call us at (630) 221-8340.  Here’s to the start of another fun school year and many more happy children on their birthdays!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A New Intern Joins HSP

This week HSP has had the pleasure of welcoming the first member of our fall internship team, Allyson Armstrong. Allyson is a recent graduate of Northern Illinois University where she studied English with a minor in Women’s Studies. Allyson is joining HSP as a grant writing intern. In this capacity, she will be helping HSP research and apply for new avenues of funding for our programs that serve needy seniors, children, and their families. Later on, Allyson will also help contribute to the preparation for our annual Christmas Offering.

Allyson says that her desire for writing experience and an opportunity to help others while developing skills is what inspired her to apply for an internship with HSP. In the future, Allyson hopes to work either as an editor or in the non-profit field. She says that it was her coursework in the Women’s Studies program that helped fuel her passion for service. Outside of service, Allyson is an avid writer and reader. Among her favorite authors are John Green, Virginia Woolf, and J.K Rowling. We at HSP are very happy to have Allyson joining the HSP team. Please join us in welcoming her.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last Call for Last Fling Volunteers

Last week, we mentioned that we are looking for volunteers for Naperville Jaycee’s Last Fling Festival to support local charities.  As Labor Day is quickly approaching, along with the festival itself, it is now your last chance to sign up to volunteer for HSP at the event.  As a volunteer, not only will you be supporting this fun festival, but will also be directly earning money for our Feed the Kids program. 
The Last Fling Festival is put on every year during Labor Day weekend; the festival runs from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1 this year.  The festival holds a number of fun opportunities for attendees and volunteers, including performances from hit band such as Smashmouth, O.A.R., and 7th Heaven; festival fun and games; food contests and wine tasting; and tons of food to eat, all while supporting local charities like HSP. 
If you would like to volunteer at the Last Fling for HSP, you have a number of different options for how you may spend your time, such as working at the food or beverage tent, selling tickets, working at Family Fun Land, and many other opportunities throughout the festival. The times available for volunteering are as follows:
·         Thursday, August 28:  4 PM – 8 PM
·         Friday, August 29:  4 PM – 11 PM
·         Saturday, August 30:  9 AM – 1 PM; 1 PM – 6 PM; 5 PM – 11 PM
·         Sunday, August 31:  9 AM – 1 PM; 1 PM – 6 PM; 5 PM – 11 PM
·         Monday, September 1:  8 AM – 1 PM; 1 PM – 5PM; 5 PM – 8 PM

            If you would like to sign up to volunteer at the Last Fling for HSP, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 630-221-8340.  If you’d like to learn more about the Last Fling Festival, please visit their website at  

Monday, August 18, 2014

Partner with HSP and Allured Business Media to Rescue a Senior from Hunger

Starting today, August 18, 2014, HSP, along with Allured Business Media, are working to raise money to permanently enroll a new senior into our Senior Citizen Project.  Currently at HSP, we have 123 seniors who receive groceries directly from us each month.  With your help, we are working to add another senior to this program. 
            From August 18 through October 17, Allured Business Media will be partnering with all of us here at HSP to run a Senior Endowment Campaign.  For every dollar donated up to $7500, Allured Business Media will match this dollar amount in a donation towards the enrollment and sponsorship of a new senior into our program.  Allured Business Media has partnered with us to run a Senior Endowment Campaign the past two years through garage sales; their continued support is greatly appreciated.

            If you can donate any amount, please feel free to either turn in your donation at our office, or to mail it to us.  We are located at 465 Randy Road in Carol Stream, IL 60188.  For more information, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (630) 221-8340, or send us an email at  Together, let’s increase our support to 124 seniors!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Preparations for Delivery Day

Tomorrow is the monthly delivery day for our Senior Citizen Project, so you can bet things were hopping over here at HSP today. As we deliver over 6 tons of groceries to 123 needy seniors each month, there are a lot of volunteers who contribute to making our delivery days successful. One such group that we would like to recognize is the group of 9 volunteers from UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Carol Stream who came in today to help us sort fresh produce and bread to be delivered to the seniors tomorrow. These volunteers regularly lend a hand sorting produce for our seniors, and their steadfast support is part of what enables us to continue to make an impact in the lives of the very needy senior enrolled in our program.
We were also visited today by Rose Garcia, founder of the DuPage/Kane County chapter of Birthday Cakes 4 Free. Every month Birthday Cakes 4 Free provides birthday cupcakes for each senior in the program with a birthday that month. These yummy cupcakes grant special recognition to the seniors as they celebrate their special day. While our seniors receive treats from Birthday Cakes 4 Free, their furry and feathered companions are also covered thanks to the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League who provides pet food for the seniors’ pets each month. These groups are just a few of many thoughtful volunteers who help HSP best serve the impoverished seniors in our Senior Citizen Project on our delivery days. If you’d like to learn more about how to contribute to the success of the program, check out our website:

Thursday, August 14, 2014

HSP Bids Goodbye to Our Final Summer Intern

Today HSP bids farewell to the last remaining member of our summer intern team, Meridyth Patrick. Meridyth has been with HSP for three months as our accounting intern. In that time she has been working alongside HSP’s Co-founder and CFO Floyd Kettering, assisting him with all of HSP’s accounting needs. She worked with Floyd to close out our last fiscal year, completed drafting our annual 990 tax return, along with the multitude of daily tasks accountants are responsible for. Meridyth not only produced great work throughout her internship, but brought along a cheerful attitude that kept things bright here at HSP this summer. Everyone at HSP wishes her the best as she moves on to more exciting adventures in her life.

When she first started here, Meridyth said she became interested in the internship with HSP because of her strong desire to use her talents and energy to serve those in need. Through her summer of service she, along with all of the other interns who HSP was blessed to have this summer, have certainly accomplished that. We at HSP wish to thank Meridyth and our other summer interns for all they have done for the sake of the needy seniors, children, and families touched by HSP’s programs.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Sensational School Supply Donation from the Rotary of Bloomingdale-Roselle

From Left: Rob Burns, Chuck Klinnaman and Tim
Jarzemsky of the Rotary, with HSP Executive Director
Kristin Maxwell (far right)
It continues to be an exciting week at HSP as yesterday our friends from the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club stopped by with a generous school supply donation in tow. The club raised funds and purchased over $300 worth of school supplies for the sake of the needy children served by our School Supply Drive. Rotary Club members Tim Jarzemsky, Chuck Klinnaman, and Rob Burns graciously delivered the supplies to HSP’s Center yesterday with a minivan stuffed with school supplies. The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle has been a supporter of HSP for 15 years, and this is the second year in a row they have made a big donation for our School Supply Drive.

While the Back to School Fairs for needy families in DuPage and Kane have already happened, HSP’s School Supply Drive is still going strong. Everything HSP collects from this point onward will be delivered directly to local schools with high populations of needy children. HSP has received donations from dozens of generous community members, service groups, and businesses. With their help HSP endeavors to supply more than 3200 living under poverty with the supplies they need to succeed in the upcoming school year. If you too would like to help HSP serve these needy children, call us at 630-221-8340.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Generous Donation from UPS

Todd and Jim (Center left and right) from UPS with Kristin
 and Floyd from HSP
Yesterday, we at the Humanitarian Service Project had a very wonderful visit from our friends at UPS. Todd Westberg and Jim Slanker from the Technology Department of the Aurora UPS office brought with them a generous $2500 donation that their office raised to help us support our programs. Since last year, the office has been raising funds through the profits of snack and soda sales. Todd and Jim told us around 120 people participated and they took to the sale with enthusiasm. Thanks to their kindness, we will be able to use the money they raised to better serve the needy seniors, children, and families in our programs.
UPS places a strong emphasis on community involvement and helping to support the neediest members within the communities they operate in. Todd and Jim said that they wanted to reflect this priority through this fundraiser, and they were excited at the opportunity to lend their support to the variety of programs we at HSP run to benefit the neediest members of DuPage and Kane Counties. We at HSP are very grateful for the support not only from the Aurora UPS office, but from our friends at UPS Supply Chain Solutions right here in Carol Stream and other UPS volunteers and donors as well.

If you too would like to help HSP in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of needy seniors, children, and families living under poverty, you can learn more from our website:

Monday, August 11, 2014

Volunteers Needed for a Fun Weekend at the Last Fling

While summer may be nearing its end, there is still much fun to be had. One end of summer opportunity that is sure to both be a good time and allow you to help those in need is volunteering at the Last Fling. The Last Fling is an annual festival run by the Naperville Jaycees on Labor Day weekend which raises money for local charities. For everyone that represents HSP as a volunteer at the Last Fling, the Naperville Jaycees will donate money to support our Feed the Kids program.
Volunteers at the Last Fling can sign up for a number of different activities such as working at the beverage tent, the food tent, selling tickets, or many other activities. The Last Fling runs from August 29th to September 1st with volunteer time slots available either from 4pm to 11pm on Friday the 29th, or 9 am to 1 pm, 1pm to 6pm, and 5pm to 11pm on Saturday and Sunday (30th and 31st,) and 8am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, and 5pm-8pm on Monday the 1st.  If you would like to join HSP for this fun end of summer event to help raise money to feed needy children and families, please contact HSP at 630-221-8340. You can learn more about the Last Fling at:

Friday, August 8, 2014

Chesterbrook Academy Wraps up the Summer

Today at HSP we welcomed an amazing group of visitors from Chesterbrook Academy of Naperville. A group of 14 students and their two teachers came to HSP dropping off school supplies they collected for needy kids served by our School Supply Drive. The six older children of the group began by sorting school supplies that they donated to our drive. While that was going on, the eight younger children had begun wrapping Christmas gifts upstairs for our Christmas Offering. After the older children finished they joined the younger ones upstairs to wrap a whopping 98 gifts! It is so wonderful to see young people getting so enthusiastic about reaching out to those in poverty. From school supplies to presents around the tree; we at HSP thank our friends at Chesterbrook for everything they’ve done to help us serve the neediest members of our community!

Thank you again to all of the volunteers who contributed their time this summer because HSP could not have done it without you! If you would like to learn more about how to help the Humanitarian Service Project accomplish its mission, please call us at (630) 221-8340 or email at

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Goodbye to some of the best summer interns ever!

This week will be a very hard week for HSP as we are saying goodbye to 4 interns in a
matter of 3 days. The First ones to go were Bailey and Laura, who enjoyed their last day working on Feed the Kids’ distribution day, yesterday. Bailey Hicks began working here at the end of May as a grant intern. She spent many an hour writing and researching grants to apply to, as well as helping out in other tasks like supervising volunteers. She also occasionally helped out Michelle, Senior Citizen Project Coordinator, with various tasks for the Senior Citizen Project. Bailey’s hard work and dedication have enabled HSP to find new opportunities to fund our programs to better support the needy seniors and families we serve. As the summer officially ends Bailey will head back to the University of Illinois- Champaign-Urbana where she is majoring in English.
Bailey and Laura
    Another University of Illinois student, Laura LoVetere started in late May; Laura was a community outreach intern here at HSP. She spent her time supporting the Children’s Birthday Project, Feed the Kids and performing outreach phone calls to our clients. Laura let her creative spirit shine as she designed our monthly newsletter, library displays and display boards in our HSP center. Laura will be returning to school to work on her double major, French and Communications, but will soon jet off to Paris for her spring semester.
Alex Graaff. began working at HSP in June as a community outreach intern. She worked on projects such as creating new display boards for our different programs; communicating with clients about upcoming events, supervising volunteer groups, as well as updating and inputting information into spreadsheets. In addition to all the work she completed, Alex had time to work on press releases and performing outreach calls to the community. In a few weeks Alex will head back to Loyola University in Chicago where she will begin her junior year and continue pursuing her major in journalism. 
Alex and Matt
Matt Kole joined the crew in mid June as a marketing intern. He has worked in the field of his passion, marketing by formulating and enacting an outreach campaign to educate numerous local communities about our programs at HSP. Matt has also had the pleasure of writing senior updates for the Senior Citizen Project; this entailed interviewing the seniors in our SCP program. Matt was also able to step away from his busy marketing schedule to help supervise different volunteering experiences and send packages of food out to needy families on Feed the Kids’ distribution days. Matt will begin his first semester as a senior business administration and marketing major, with a sociology minor, at Augustana College this fall.

All 4 interns will equally be missed! It would have been a hard summer without their creative minds working hard on supporting HSP’s important mission. Best of luck to all of you!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Final Feed the Kids Distribution Day

Here at HSP, today brings about the last Distribution Day for our Feed the Kids program for the summer. The environment at our warehouse becomes extremely exciting all day as 100 families come to pick up their nutritious groceries that Feed the Kids provides. Each family will be receiving over 200 pounds of wholesome food that will sustain them throughout the summer as school is out and government free or subsidized meal programs are no longer available. The food these impoverished families receive includes an assortment of fruits and vegetables, a variety of frozen meats, Pepperidge Farm bread, and nonperishables.
            HSP cannot talk about the success of August’s Feed the Kids distribution without thanking all of the wonderful volunteers who helped make it all possible. We give a huge thank you to the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church’s DUU-Gooders group, LaForce Inc., Young Men’s Service League, Joint Commission, and all of the individuals who came to support us today! Thanks to their help, we were able to successfully distribute food to the needy families who came to our warehouse.

            The end of today’s Distribution Day will signify the end of Feed the Kids 2014, which has been another successful summer of providing nutritious groceries to all of the enrolled families. Thank you again to all of the volunteers who contributed their time this summer because HSP could not have done it without you! If you would ever like to volunteer with or donate to the Humanitarian Service Project, please call us at (630) 221-8340 or email at

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Last Feed the Kids of 2014 is this Wednesday!

As summer has dwindled to a few short weeks so has HSP’s Feed the Kids’ food distribution project. Twice this summer Feed the Kids has successfully distributed 195 to 225 lbs of nutritious groceries to 100 needy families, leaving one last Feed the Kids’ distribution day, tomorrow Wednesday, August 6th.

To help out our friends at UPS Supply Chain Solutions came to sort fresh produce and bread for 1 and a half hours today. These UPS volunteers regularly lend their hands in this way on our ‘produce sorting’ days for both Feed the Kids and Senior Citizen Project. Also joining us today were 17 volunteers from the National Charity League, who energetically helped bag non- perishables for the Senior Citizen Project.

As the day bustled on and volunteer group after volunteer group left HSP’s warehouse, the staff and interns of HSP had the pleasure of celebrating Alex’s birthday. Alex is HSP’s database administrator. He technically turned 29 on Saturday but we still treated him like he was 28 until the festivities commenced today at lunch. Happy Birthday Alex!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Mission Possible

            Today at HSP, we accomplished our goal of donating school supplies for the very first time to “Project Backpack” in Kane County. We sent one pallet of school supplies to “Project Backpack” and tomorrow we will send an additional six pallets to the DuPage Regional Office of Education’s Back to School fair for needy families.   

We are still collecting school supplies to donate to schools with a high percentage of needy children. If you would like to donate please call HSP at 630-221-8340.  

Friday, August 1, 2014

Farewell Nicole!

Today, all of us at HSP had to say goodbye to one of our amazing interns, Nicole. Nicole was a marketing intern who started here at HSP in June. She worked hard every day on creating and following through on marketing projects, whether it was making flyers, conducting outreach to local businesses, or contributing to our social media accounts. On top of these duties, Nicole interviewed seniors we serve and wrote “updates” on them, blogged, and created press releases. Nicole is a bundle of talent who was able to step up to the plate throughout her internship doing not only high quality work, but work that will make a difference in the lives of needy seniors, children, and families.

After the summer Nicole will be going back to Lewis University as a senior and finishing up her degree in public relations/advertising with a minor in marketing. From getting to know her through her time here, everyone at HSP knows that she will succeed in all she does. Nicole will be greatly missed when she leaves the HSP family. Her contributions have made a permanent impact to both HSP and those we help in the community. From everyone here at HSP, good luck in all you do, and take care!