Friday, April 29, 2016

HSP Bids Farewell to a Great Intern

This week HSP bid farewell to a great intern, Stefani Krautstrunk. Stefani has been part of the HSP team since late January. As a Grant Writer intern, Stefani spent her time at HSP researching new avenues of funding for HSP’s programs. We at HSP are very grateful Stefani chose to spend her internship utilizing her talents for the sake of the senior citizens, children, and families who rely on HSP programs. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thank You to UPS

HSP would like to thank 11 volunteers from UPS Supply Chain Solutions for giving their time yesterday to sort frozen meat and non-perishable food for the seniors in HSP’s Senior Citizen Project. Volunteers from UPS regularly volunteer their time to help HSP serve the 133 deserving seniors in our Senior Citizen Project. As HSP delivers over 6.5 tons of groceries through this program every month, it is volunteers like this great group from UPS who make the program possible. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Just 3 Days Left until The DuPage Human Race

There are just a few days to support our runners and walkers in the DuPage Human Race. More than 15 friends of HSP have signed up to run/walk and raise funds for the deserving senior citizens and children in our programs on Saturday. Please consider supporting our runners and walker by donating at this link:  100% of the donation will go to supporting HSP’s programs!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thank You Shinnyo-En Chicago!

Humanitarian Service Project would like to thank the Shinnyo-En Chicago Temple for creating and donating “party in a bag kits” and birthday cards for the children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project. Creating these kits was part of the temple’s “Family Service Event” on Sunday. The families at the event made 25 party in a bag kits and 43 cards. We wish to thank them for helping us make birthdays exciting and special for the underprivileged children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Thanks to Elmhurst College's Athletes in Action Club

HSP would like to extend a big “thank you” to the Athletes in Action club of Elmhurst College for volunteering their time last Friday afternoon to box non-perishable food for the low-income families that will be served by HSP’s Feed the Kids program this summer. The Athletes in Action club has made volunteering at HSP an annual tradition, and they are always such an enthusiastic group of volunteers. This summer, HSP will distribute over 26 tons of groceries to local families in need via the Feed the Kids program. We thank the Athletes in Action club for helping us prepare for another successful summer of the Feed the Kids program.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Thank You Team AIM

It was a great end of the week for HSP as we welcomed our wonderful friends from Team AIM at Glenbard North High School. The group of 11 spent over two hours sorting paper products and non-perishable foods for the low-income seniors we serve. This great group of students has been volunteering at HSP regularly for the past few years and is always a fun, enthusiastic group. Some of the members of this group will be graduating, so we wish to thank them for all their support over the past few years!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Villa Park

HSP would like to thank our friends from the Kiwanis Club of Villa Park for giving their time to help us begin boxing up non-perishable groceries for our summer Feed the Kids program. Eleven members of the club spent last Saturday morning helping HSP officially start preparing boxes of food for the 100 deserving families who rely on our program for their summertime nutrition. Every summer, HSP distributes approximately 26 tons of food to local families in need through the Feed the Kids program. We thank the Kiwanis Club of Villa Park for generously giving their time to help us kick off preparing for another great year of Feed the Kids.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thank You to Hegele Logistic

HSP would like to thank Hegele Logistic, LLC in Wood Dale for providing us with several free months of storage for a portion of our inventory. This generosity will enable HSP to operate more effectively in the summertime, as our Feed the Kids program and School Supply Drive are in operation. As many of our volunteers already know, space is very tight in our warehouse and this will allow HSP to have the room to serve the deserving children and families enrolled in our summer programs. 

Hegele Logistic, LLC is an ISO 9001 certified company utilizing an advanced warehouse management system, and they provide many value added services along with storage and transportation.  HSP is extremely appreciative that they are helping us to serve the people living in poverty in our community that need us most.     

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Thank You from a Grateful Child

HSP recently received a wonderful "thank you" note from a grateful child enrolled in our Children's Birthday Project, which we would love to share with all of our supporters. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Carol Stream Community Food Drive

HSP would like to thank everyone who participated in the Carol Stream Community Wide Food Drive this Saturday. The drive was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Carol Stream to support six local community organizations who help feed the hungry in, and around, Carol Stream. People throughout the community generously collected and donated thousands of bags of groceries to be distributed to the six organizations, including HSP! HSP’s co-founder, Floyd, picked up HSP’s share of the donation on Saturday afternoon, which completely filled our cargo van. Thank you so much to the Rotary Club of Carol Stream, and everyone who supported the food drive!

Friday, April 15, 2016

A Salute to our "Delivery Day" Volunteers

Tomorrow HSP will be rounding out Volunteer Appreciation Week with our monthly Delivery Day for our Senior Citizen Project. Every month, dozens of volunteers donate their time to help HSP distribute over 6.5 tons of much needed groceries to 133 seniors who rely on our program for their nutrition. We want to thank all of the volunteers who make our Delivery Days possible.

HSP would also like to recognize our friends at UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Carol Stream. They volunteer their time the day before each of our Delivery Days to help us sort the fresh produce and bread that the seniors receive. 3 volunteers from UPS joined us today. HSP is so grateful for their support.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

HSP Bids Farewell to 4 Great Interns

This week, HSP is bidding farewell to four members of our internship team. Lauren Klancic, Ashley Johnson, Sarah Yerkes, and Alex Kuo will be wrapping up their internships between today and tomorrow.

Lauren, Ashley, and Sarah have been at HSP since last fall to complete their first year practicum at Adler University. In this capacity, these three interviewed the seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project, updating our knowledge on their needs and how our program is making an impact in their lives. Alex joined the HSP internship team in January. She has spent her time at HSP spreading the word about HSP’s programs, and reaching out to the community for support to help us better serve the needs of the deserving seniors, children, and families in our programs.

All four of these interns have made their mark on HSP, and we wish to thank them for all they did for the sake of those we serve!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Salute to our Children's Birthday Project Volunteers

As Volunteer Appreciation Week continues, HSP would like to highlight some of the volunteers who help enable HSP to make a difference in the lives of the children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project. There are several volunteers who come in on a weekly basis to help us create wonderful and exciting “Birthday Boxes” for the deserving children enrolled in this program. With more than 700 underprivileged children receiving a 20-25 box full of new toys, books, party supplies, and school supplies every year, these volunteers are instrumental in getting everything done. We wish to thank them for assisting HSP in spreading joy to so many children!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

National Volunteer Appreciation Week

This week is National Volunteer Appreciation week, and everyone at HSP would like to say how much we appreciate our volunteers! Yesterday, we had the chance to show our appreciation for our Monday Morning Food Sorting volunteers. These volunteers come in every Monday morning, to help sort groceries for the seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project. Their support enables HSP to make such an impact for the deserving seniors we serve, so we were happy to take the time to honor them!

While HSP will be taking time throughout the week to highlight some of the other wonderful volunteers who help HSP make a difference in our community, we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who gives their time and energy as volunteers. HSP would not be HSP without your support!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Happy Birthday, Bridget

Today was a special day at HSP, as we had the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of our Volunteer and Operations Coordinator, Bridget Dooley. Anyone who has visited our Center undoubtedly knows Bridget as one of the smiling faces of HSP. However, Bridget does so much more than that, happily completing numerous responsibilities to manage our volunteers and ensure that our programs run smoothly. Please join us in wishing Bridget a very happy birthday!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Support our Runners: Sweating for a Cause

It’s just about 3 weeks until the DuPage Human Race! There are more than a dozen friends of HSP generously running to raise money for the deserving senior citizens, children, and families in our programs. Please consider donating to support our running team. All of the money raised in support of our runners goes directly to our programs. You can show your support by donating at this link:

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Some "Thank Yous" From Grateful Parents

Through our Children’s Birthday Project, HSP provides gifts of toys and books as well as party supplies for an exciting birthday party to local children in need. This program provides 700+ underprivileged children the joyful birthdays and special recognition we feel all children deserve. We wanted to take time to share some of the parents’ “thank you” notes with all of our supporters who help make the program possible.

“[My son] loves the box. He LOVES to read, so the books are so special to him”

“[The program] has been so beneficial. My child has special needs. We are so grateful!”

“[My children] are so excited when they receive their boxes. They jump, run, and scream when they receive their gifts.”

We wish to thank everyone who enables us to make this difference in the lives of these deserving kids. If you wish to sponsor a child in our Children’s Birthday Project, please contact HSP 630-221-8340.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Divine Support from our Friends at Divine Savior Parish

HSP would like to thank our friend’s at Divine Savior Parish in Downers Grove for hosting a food drive for the senior citizens and families served through our programs. The parish collected enough groceries to fill a minivan. Divine Savior has been supporting HSP for more than 20 years, and has assisted us in providing immeasurable assistance to those in our communities who need us most!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Paper Towels Needed

HSP is in dire need of paper towels for the 133 seniors in our Senior Citizen Project.  Every month, HSP delivers 266 rolls to the seniors we serve.  Paper towels are an essential household item as they help seniors maintain cleanliness around the house.

If you would like to donate paper towels for the seniors we serve, please contact HSP at 630-221-8340 or email us at

Monday, April 4, 2016

Thank You to the UUSG!

HSP would like to issue a HUGE thank you to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. On Saturday, as part of their annual day of service, the group created and donated 133 “personal care kits” full of hygiene products for the low-income seniors we serve, and 52 “party in a bag kits” for the underprivileged children in our Children’s Birthday Project!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Thanks to Two Great Groups of Kids

HSP would like to thank two groups of kids for recently running service projects for the deserving children in our Children’s Birthday Project. First up was, Daisy Troop 21280 which collected party supplies and made 20 “party in a bag kits” for the children we serve. Second were the students at Kingsley Elementary who collected and donated art supplies. It is great to see these groups engaged at such a young age in reaching out to others. Thanks to them, HSP will be able to bring smiles to children in need.