Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Get Involved with the Secret Pal Program

A new year means another year of secret pals here at HSP!

The Secret Pal Program is something that is open to all of the seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. It is a program where volunteer donors are each paired up with a senior, and the donor will buy the senior a small gift on a monthly basis.

The gifts may be something practical the senior could use, such as candles or pots and pans, or they may just be something to bring a little more enjoyment into that senior’s life, like a book of crosswords or a puzzle.

Our donors typically spend between $5 and $25 per month.

While these gifts may seem of little significance, their impact can be huge. Take for example this excerpt from a thank you letter written by one of our appreciative seniors:

“Thank you for your kindness all year. My appreciation is great, and I am overwhelmed with your generosity. You are a very special person! I wish I could give you a big hug.”

The gifts are dropped off or mailed in to our center in Carol Stream and are then delivered to our seniors by their delivery day drivers, along with their monthly food.

To become a Secret Pal, please contact us at 630.221.8340 or email us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

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