Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Congregation Etz Chaim Food Drive and Divine Savior Food Drive

          HSP is incredibly blessed to have so many wonderful community supporters to help us serve the needy seniors and children in DuPage and Kane Counties.  This week, HSP has seen a multitude of support from two of our community partners, Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard and Divine Savior Parish in Downers Grove.  
HSP's van filled with the food donations received from Congregation Etz Chaim
          On Saturday, HSP received a very large food donation from Congregation Etz Chaim.  Congregation Etz Chaim donated bags of food they collected through their Senior Youth Group’s annual High Holiday Food Drive to HSP.  Congregation Etz Chaim asked every family to fill at least one bag full of non-perishable food items to be donated towards the food drive, and the families did not disappoint:  with over 300 bags of food, our van was completely filled to the roof!  Thank you to our volunteer, Tom Hogan, who graciously gave his time on Saturday morning to pick up the food at Etz Chaim; HSP would also like to thank the youth at Etz Chaim who helped to load the van full of the bags of food, and to the families who attend Etz Chaim that donated food.  Tom and Congregation Etz Chaim’s support and generosity are unparalleled, and all of us here at HSP are so grateful for all of the support they provided to the seniors we serve. 
          Yesterday, HSP received another donation via a food drive held by Divine Savior Parish.  Every two months, Divine Savior holds a food drive for the seniors in the Senior Citizenship Project (SCP), and we are always grateful for their continued support.  Divine Savior has been a huge supporter of HSP for over 20 years, regularly holding food drives for SCP and being involved in supporting our Christmas Offering.  Divine Savior donated 45 bags of non-perishable food items from their most recent food drive, which was picked up by our volunteer, Bill Fehling.  Thank you, Bill and everyone at Divine Savior:  your continued support is changing the lives of 123 impoverished seniors for the better.
          HSP couldn’t be nearly as successful or serve nearly as many people as we do without the support of our community partners and volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering for HSP, or if you would like to learn more about how you can hold a food drive for HSP, please visit our website at https://www.humanitarianservice.org, or send us an email at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.  Thank you again to everyone at Congregation Etz Chaim and Divine Savior, your generosity means the world to all of us here at HSP and the people we serve.

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