Wednesday, August 31, 2016
HSP recently received a generous donation from the Just Energy Foundation to help support children enrolled in our programs. Thanks to their support kids will receive nutritional support through our Feed the Kids program when subsidized meals are unavailable. When birthdays roll around, these low-income children will be very excited to have a fantastic birthday box to celebrate their special day with their families. Thank you to the Just Energy Foundation for ensuring kids with have both their basic and emotional needs met.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Today HSP was excited to be invited to attend a meeting of the St. Charles Kiwanis Club. The St. Charles Kiwanis Club has been sponsoring children in our Children’s Birthday Project since 2009, and renewed their support at the meeting today. HSP’s Executive Director Kristin had the opportunity to speak with the group about how their support has enabled us to make a difference in the lives of the children served through this program. We wish to thank the St. Charles Kiwanis Club for their continued support!
Posted by HSP at 3:26 PM
Monday, August 29, 2016
HSP’s Bowling Event is just a month away! Join the HSP crew for a night of fun, bowling, and food at Fox Bowl in Wheaton! The event will take place from 6-9 p.m. on September 29th! All funds raised from the event will help us feed low-income seniors, children, and families in DuPage and Kane. Please come out for a night of fun while helping us make a difference for those in need! You can purchase tickets by clicking “participate as an individual” here: https://www.classy.org/wheaton/events/hsp-bowling-strike-against-hunger/e88398.
Posted by HSP at 11:28 AM
Friday, August 26, 2016
Yesterday, HSP was excited to send school supplies off to three schools with high populations of low-income students. Our volunteer, Bill Fehling, delivered a van load of supplies to Beaupre, Gates, and Oak Park Elementary Schools in Aurora. Each of these schools has over 90% of their student body coming from low-income families. The supplies we’ve sent to these schools will be distributed to these students, so that they have the supplies they need to succeed this school year.
HSP was able to make this difference for these children, thanks to everyone who supported our School Supply Drive this year. We will distribute supplies to additional schools in different parts of our service area in the coming weeks, so stayed tuned!
Posted by HSP at 10:52 AM
Thursday, August 25, 2016
HSP is currently running an endowment campaign to add a new senior to our Senior Citizen Project. This program provides healthy groceries every month to low-income seniors who cannot afford the groceries they need to live a healthy life. Our generous friends at Allured Business Media have agreed to match any donations to this program up to $7,500. If we are successful in raising this endowment, the senior will be added to our program in perpetuity. No further funding will ever be needed, and the senior will never have to worry where his or her next meal will come from. Please help us make this huge difference in the life of a low-income senior. You can donate to the campaign here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/senior-citizen-endowment-matching-campaign/c90272.
Posted by HSP at 10:18 AM
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
HSP would like to thank the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva’s (UUSG) “Do-Gooders Club” for volunteering yesterday morning. The group spent two hours in our warehouse sorting non-perishable food for the low-income senior citizens in our Senior Citizen Project. The Do-Gooders Club and the rest of the UUSG have been longtime friends of HSP, and participated in a number of service projects for the sake of the senior citizens, children, and families we serve. We wish to thank them for this support!
Posted by HSP at 11:55 AM
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
HSP is very excited to announce that we will be holding our second, annual Bowling Event this year on September 29th! This event will be an evening of fun, food, a raffle, and, of course, bowling! This year the event is coinciding with Hunger Action Month. All of the funds raised by the event will be used to provide nutritious food for local, low-income seniors, children, and families suffering from food insecurity.
At the event we will be “Scotch Bowling,” a partner event where pairs take turns bowling. If you don’t have a partner who can attend, don’t worry, we can pair you up with a partner at the event. Please consider joining HSP for this fun event, to raise funds for our cause! You can purchase tickets for the event here: https://www.classy.org/wheaton/events/hsp-bowling-strike-against-hunger/e88398
When: Thursday September 29, 2016 from 6-9pm
Where: Fox Bowl in Wheaton: 1101 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189
Price: $25 per person; raffle tickets $5
Why: Have a great time with the HSP team, while fighting hunger.
Feel free to contact HSP with any questions: 630-221-8340 or email@example.com.
Posted by HSP at 11:13 AM
Monday, August 22, 2016
Last week, HSP bid farewell to the final member of our summer intern team, Natalie Sherburne. Natalie spent the summer helping HSP with a myriad of projects to help HSP serve the low-income senior citizens, children, and families who rely on our programs. Natalie brought with her to HSP a heart ready to serve, dedicated professionalism, and gads of creativity. We wish to thank Natalie for all she did for HSP, and wish her well as she moves on to new exciting chapters in her education.
Friday, August 19, 2016
Today, HSP sends a huge thank you to a group of volunteers from UPS Supply Chain Solutions in Carol Stream. This group volunteers with us every month to sort fresh produce and bread before our monthly Delivery Day. Because of their efforts, 133 seniors will receive nutritious food tomorrow through our Senior Citizen Program. HSP is so thankful for this group because without them, our program would not be possible!
Posted by HSP at 1:22 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2016
HSP had a great time this past weekend at the Cruisin’ Tigers GTO Club “Indian Uprising Car Show”. HSP had the honor of being one of the chosen charities of the event. The club generously donated $2,500 raised from the event for the low-income children who rely on HSP’s programs for vital nutrition and other support. We wish to thank the Cruisin’ Tigers for inviting HSP to this wonderful event, and for their generous donation.
Posted by HSP at 3:19 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Please take a look at this article about HSP's current Senior Citizen Endowment Campaign: http://goo.gl/HpZ9IC! We are currently raising funds to add a new senior to our Senior Citizen Project, and our friends at Allured Business Media are generously matching donations. You can see more info on the campaign here: https://www.classy.org/…/senior-citizen-endowment-ma…/c90272.
Posted by HSP at 4:09 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
HSP would like to thank our friends at Divine Savior Parish for a wonderful food donation for the seniors who rely on our Senior Citizen Project for vital nutrition. Every two months, the parishioners at Divine Savior collect food to be donated to HSP. This month what they collected filled an SUV.
HSP distributes over six tons of nutritious groceries to the 133 seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project every month, so HSP wishes to thank Divine Savior for their continual assistance in helping to make this possible.
Posted by HSP at 2:46 PM
Monday, August 15, 2016
HSP is excited to announce that we are running a donation campaign to add a new senior into our Senior Citizen Project (SCP)! This campaign is being run thanks to the generosity of our friends at Allured Business Media, who will be matching donations up to $7,500 for this campaign. This is the fifth consecutive year that Allured has helped HSP by sponsoring a campaign. The goal of this campaign is to create a $16,000 endowment to permanently enroll a new senior in the Senior Citizen Project. This endowment will provide a monthly grocery delivery to a senior for life, no further funding will ever be necessary! The campaign will run from today, August 15th, until October 14th, 2016. The 133 seniors enrolled in SCP receive nutritious groceries on a monthly basis as well as other essential items they need. You can donate to the campaign online here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/senior-citizen-endowment-matching-campaign/c90272 or contact HSP for more info 630-221-8340.
Friday, August 12, 2016
This week, HSP is excited to have fulfilled two more “wishes of wisdom” for our seniors. The Wishes of Wisdom project, launched this summer, aims to enrich the lives of seniors in our Senior Citizen Project by providing them with gifts and experiences. Earlier this week, a senior was gifted a power lift chair to increase her mobility. Today, another senior will receive a table and chairs so that she will be able to enjoy meals with her grandchildren. HSP is thrilled to have the opportunity to grant the wishes of our seniors, and we can’t wait to see the impact this project will have in the future!
Posted by HSP at 12:02 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2016
If you’re looking for a fun, local event to attend this weekend, look no further than the 26th Annual Indian Uprising GTO Car Show sponsored by the Cruisin’ Tigers GTO Club. The club has chosen HSP as one of the charities that will receive a portion of the event’s revenue. A few of HSP’s team members will even be manning a booth, and we are excited to be a part of this wonderful tradition. The event will be held at Pheasant Run in St. Charles from 8:00-9:00 on Saturday and 8:00-3:00 on Sunday, so come visit us and enjoy the car show!
Posted by HSP at 11:45 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
HSP would like to thank our friends at Lions Clubs International in Oak Brook for supporting our School Supply Drive. The office ran the drive for two weeks, and collected a great deal of amazing supplies for low-income children. Our volunteer Mike Reich went and picked up this donation yesterday.
While the local Back to School Fairs have ended, HSP will continue collecting supplies to be sent directly to local schools with high populations of low-income students once school begins. In this way, thanks to donors like Lions Clubs International, we will ensure many children throughout our area will have the supplies they need to succeed this coming school year.
Posted by HSP at 10:53 AM
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
HSP would like to thank our friends at Philadelphia Insurance for a wonderful donation of party supplies for the kids enrolled in our Children’s Birthday Project. Last week the group donated 20 bags of party supplies that will be used to provide exciting birthdays to low-income children. We wish to thank them for their amazing support!
Monday, August 8, 2016
HSP would like to thank the employees of Water Quality Association in Lisle for collecting food, paper products, and school supplies for the seniors, children, and families served by our programs. Representatives from the group dropped off their donation last week. With HSP having just delivered over 27 tons of groceries to low-income families this summer through our Feed the Kids program, it is great to receive a wonderful drive like this to help us restock food for the seniors and families who rely on HSP for nutritional support!
Friday, August 5, 2016
Yesterday from 1-4pm, HSP hosted 9 students from Midwestern University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine. The students spent time in the warehouse sorting non-perishables and bread for our Senior Citizen Project. For the third year in a row, the university has made this volunteer event a part of their new student orientation. We would like to thank the students from Midwestern University for their hard work and wish them good luck in the new school year!
Thursday, August 4, 2016
This week, HSP has had to bid goodbye to two of the amazing members of our summer intern team, Mel Cherry and Kathleen Barry. These two have spent a majority of the summer making a huge impact in the lives of the seniors, children, and families enrolled in HSP’s programs, and we want to take the opportunity today to recognize their contributions.
Mel was the first summer intern to join HSP in May. Mel spent her time at HSP assisting us with a myriad of projects including communicating with our clients, spreading the word about HSP’s School Supply Drive, and much more.
Kathy spent her time at HSP helping us get our new “Wishes of Wisdom” program up and running. Through this new program, HSP has been able to further serve some of the seniors enrolled in our Senior Citizen Project by granting “wishes” for special items, or events, to enrich their lives.
Both Mel and Kathy have made their mark around HSP, and we will miss them both. Please join us in thanking them for all they did for the sake of the seniors, children, and families we serve.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Today was an exciting day at HSP, as we held the final grocery distribution of our summertime Feed the Kids program. Today, 100 low-income families received a grocery package full of nutritious produce, frozen meat, bread, non-perishables, and other groceries! Throughout the summer, HSP has distributed approximately 27 tons of nutritious groceries to the families enrolled in our Feed the Kids program. We want to thank all of the volunteers who came and helped make this possible!
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Today is a busy and exciting day at Humanitarian Service Project; we are preparing for our final Feed the Kids day and making our second school supply delivery! Throughout the summer, HSP has been collecting school supplies to give to DuPage and Kane counties for their Back to School fairs. This supply drive serves over 3,000 children in our community every year. We’ve received so many wonderful donations from organizations and individuals, and are extremely grateful for the generosity of our donors.
HSP would also like to thank a group of regular volunteers from UPS. As long time supporters of HSP, they volunteer frequently to help us sort produce and other goods for our programs. Today they are volunteering their morning to sort produce for our final FTK food distribution day, which is tomorrow. Our 2016 Feed the Kids has been successful and impactful, and this wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers like UPS.
Posted by HSP at 2:52 PM
Monday, August 1, 2016
HSP would like to thank Combined Insurance for creating and donating Party-In-a-Box kits for our Children’s Birthday Project. During ‘Bring Your Child to Work Day’, parents and children put together these boxes that will be distributed to children in need to help them have a happy birthday. Combined Insurance is affiliated with Chubb Insurance, a longtime supporter of HSP. We are very grateful for the generosity and continued support from these organizations!
Posted by HSP at 9:34 AM