Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Thank You to the Lombard Service League

The Humanitarian Service Project would like to recognize the Lombard Service League for their service to the community. The club donated $500 for the seniors, children and families enrolled in our programs. This group is very active when it comes to serving people in need; including supporting HSP for the past several years. We would like to offer our sincere gratitude for their donation!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Thank You to Wiesbrook Element

      The Humanitarian Service Project would like to recognize the 5th grade class of Wiesbrook Elementary School for an amazing donation yesterday. The class assembled and donated 35 “party in a bag” kits. These kits are included in the birthday box HSP distributes to 700+ children through our children’s Birthday Project. Each kit contains everything needed to throw a birthday party including cake mix, balloons, etc. This is not the first time that the classes of Wiesbrook Elementary have stepped up to serve others through our programs and we would like to extend our gratitude to this class for making this donation one of their final projects as 5th graders!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thank You to Rollprint Packaging

The Humanitarian Service Project would like to recognize Rollprint Packaging for an amazing donation. Through a companywide drive they were able to donate a carload of food to go towards the seniors, children and families that rely on HSP for nutritious groceries. We would like to thank Rollprint Packaging for their generous contribution and we are truly grateful for the selflessness they put forth. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thank You To Our Monday Morning Food Sorters

The Humanitarian Service Project would like to recognize some of our wonderful volunteers. Our Monday Morning Food Sorters come in nearly every Monday to sort non-perishables for the low-income senior citizens we serve. Our Senior Citizen Project delivers 100 pounds of groceries to each of the 133 seniors we serve every month. This would not be possible without the dedication of our Monday Food Sorters, and we are truly grateful for all they do.  

Monday, May 23, 2016

Volunteers Needed for Fun Summer Fundraiser

It’s finally summer, which means it’s almost time for Ribfest! Every Fourth of July weekend, the Naperville Exchange club hosts this fun event for the public. In addition to providing delicious food and great music, Ribfest also raises thousands of dollars for charity every year. The Humanitarian Service Project is one of the organizations that benefits from this event. Ribfest is staffed by volunteers, and the more volunteers representing HSP, the more funds we will receive to serve families in need through our Feed the Kids program. For more information, and to sign up to be a volunteer, visit http://www.ribfest.net/volunteer/ . If you have any questions about this event, please contact us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org or call (630) 221-8340. We can’t wait to see you there!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Help Us Provide Much Needed Items to Seniors!

HSP is currently in need of laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels, and toilet paper for the low-income seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project. Every month, along with nutritious groceries, HSP sends essential household item to help the seniors maintain cleanliness and a healthy lifestyle.  

If you would like to help HSP provide these much needed items for the deserving seniors we serve, please contact HSP at 630-221-8340 or email us at hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Farewell to a Great Intern!

With summer almost here it is time to say farewell to HSP’s last remaining spring intern, Zach Miller. In his time at HSP, Zach worked directly with Floyd, HSP’s CFO/Co-founder, learning the ins and outs of accounting at a nonprofit. Zach will be finishing up his internship this week. We at HSP wish to thank Zach for all his help and wish him well as he continues in his education.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Birthday Boxes Delivered to Low-Income Children

Today, thanks to the help of our volunteers and supporters, HSP was able to deliver 19 Birthday Boxes to children at Carol Stream Head Start enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project. These boxes are made up of gifts that have been generously donated by supporters like you. The gifts will be distributed to low-income children who are celebrating their birthdays this summer.  

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thank You for Helping to Stamp out Hunger

HSP would like to thank all of the volunteers who gave their time on Saturday afternoon to help us with the annual Stamp out Hunger food drive. There were dozens of volunteers who helped transport and sort the food we received through this annual event sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers. We wish to thank them, and everyone else who made the drive possible. All the food HSP received from the event will be distributed to local senior citizens and families in need.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Thank You to Two Fantastic Groups!

Today, HSP had two great volunteer groups spend their Friday with us. 

First we had a group of 10 from Aurora Christian School who spent several hours making packages of frozen meat for the low-income families who will be served by our summertime Feed the Kids program. This spectacular group volunteered as a part of the school’s annual “City Serve” event, in which the students spend the whole day giving back to the community. We’ve hosted students from Aurora Christian for the past few years for this event, and we are glad to have the opportunity to host them again.

The second group who graciously gave their time was a group of 5 from UPS Supply Chain Solutions. This group regularly volunteers on the day before our Senior Citizen Project “delivery days” to sort the fresh produce and bread that will be delivered to the 133 seniors we serve.

We wish to thank both of these groups for their support!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Help "Stamp out Hunger"

HSP would like to remind all of our supporters that this Saturday, May 14th you can participate in the annual Stamp out Hunger food drive by leaving non-perishable food items by your mailbox. This annual event, run by the National Association of Letter Carriers, provides food for hundreds of organizations devoted to feeding the hungry throughout our nation, including HSP. All you need to do is set out a bag of non-perishable food by your mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up this Saturday, May 14th. We encourage all of our friends to participate, and help feed our neighbors in need!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thank You to UPS

HSP would like to recognize a group of 9 volunteers from UPS Customer Service Solutions for giving 2 hours of their time yesterday afternoon to sort non-perishable food for the 133 low-income seniors enrolled in the Senior Citizen Project. The group was very enthusiastic, and was a joy to have at our facility. With HSP delivering more than 6 tons of groceries to seniors through the Senior Citizen Project every month, we rely on the help of volunteers, like this great group from UPS. We thank them for their support!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Thank You to Girl Scout Troop 910

HSP would like to send a huge “thank you” to the girls of local Girl Scout troop 910 who created and donated 30 “party in a bag kits” for the underprivileged children served by our Children’s Birthday Project. The girls dropped off these wonderful kits on Friday, and toured HSP’s Center to learn how the Children’s Birthday Project, and HSP’s other programs, touch the lives of those in need throughout our communities. We wish to thank these girls for such an amazing donation!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Birthday Nancy!

Today HSP had the opportunity to celebrate the birthday of our volunteer outreach coordinator Nancy Dorsman. Nancy volunteers a great deal of her time every week to help spread the word about HSP in the community, so HSP staff took time today to celebrate her special day. Please join us in wishing Nancy a happy birthday!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Thank You to Ty Inc

HSP has some cute new faces around the office, this donation of Frizzys from Ty Inc. The company donated 800 of the Frizzys for the low-income children enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project and other programs. We know these Frizzys will bring smiles to their faces. We wish to thank Ty Inc. for this incredible donation.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Serve with Liberty!

HSP would like to thank our friends from Liberty Mutual for volunteering at HSP as part of the Serve with Liberty event. Serve with Liberty is an annual program in which thousands of team members from Liberty Mutual volunteer for a number of worthy causes, including at HSP! We have been hosting volunteers for Serve with Liberty for five years, and they are always wonderful, enthusiastic groups. Today and on Tuesday, 2 separate groups of 9 volunteers from Liberty Mutual have given their time to box non-perishable food for the families in our Feed the Kids program, along with many other tasks! We wish to thank them for all their support!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Thanks to these Amazing Girl Scouts

Yesterday, HSP received a wonderful donation from Girl Scout Troop 4518. These girls conducted a book drive, collecting approximately 200 new books for the deserving children in our Children’s Birthday Project. HSP provides each of the 700+ underprivileged children enrolled in our program with 4-7 new books, so that they can have books of their very own. We want to thank the girls of Troop 4518 for helping to make this happen!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Secret Pals Needed for Low-Income Seniors

HSP currently has 9 seniors without “Secret Pals.” The Secret Pal program is part of HSP’s Senior Citizen Project, in which a volunteer “Secret Pal” donor buys a $5-$25 gift for a low-income senior each month. Secret pals provide these deserving seniors with items to make their lives easier and the knowledge they are loved and cared for. To sign up, please contact HSP: 630-221-8340 or hsp@humanitarianservice.org. To learn more about the program, check out HSP’s website: http://humanitarianservice.org/whatwedo/secretpals.html

Monday, May 2, 2016

Thank You to All of our Human Race Supporters!

We at the Humanitarian Service Project wish to thank everyone who represented us at the DuPage Human Race on Saturday, as well as everyone who donated to support our runners and walkers. It was a wonderful event, and it was great to see so many people (and pets) raising funds and spreading awareness for a number of worthy causes in DuPage.

There are still a few days to donate in support of our runner/walker team. 100% of the donations support the seniors, children, and families in HSP’s programs. You can donate at: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/IL/DownersGrove/DuPageHumanRace .