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Needy Senior Citizens Get Help with Eyeglasses and Hearing Aides

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  • The Glen Ellyn Lions Club's donation will help a number of needy seniors get the glasses they need.

      The Glen Ellyn Lions Club's donation will help a number of needy seniors get the glasses they need.
    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Humanitarian Service Project

Through a recent donation to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP), the Glen Ellyn Lions Club is helping combat vision and hearing problems amongst DuPage county's needy seniors. Poor vision and hearing afflict many in the community, and senior citizens are especially vulnerable. Impoverished seniors, however, do not have the funds to get their vision or hearing fixed, and must suffer being unable to see or hear properly. The Glen Ellyn Lions recently donated $500 to HSP's Senior Citizen Project, to be used for assisting the disadvantaged seniors with any vision and hearing problems.

The Glen Ellyn Lions Club is the oldest service organization in DuPage County. They have a strong commitment to serving those who need special help. The Glen Ellyn Lions have a particular focus on vision disabilities, sponsoring many organizations that help make proper vision a reality for those who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

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The donated funds will be used for HSP's Senior Citizen Project. The 120 impoverished seniors in HSP's Senior Citizen Project receive a monthly delivery that includes over 15 selections of fresh fruits and vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 5 grocery bags of non-perishables, 2 bags of paper products, containing items such as toilet paper, tissue, and personal care items. A sponsorship for a senior also includes monthly gifts from a secret-pal (a community donor), gifts at Christmas time and a monthly meal delivered by volunteers. The seniors in HSP's program also receive other benefits such as free eye referrals.

For information about the Glen Ellyn Lions Club:

http://www.glenellynlions.org

Contact the Humanitarian Service Project:

hsp@humanitarianservice.org.

HSP's website: www.humanitarianservice.org and the HSP's blog: humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com.

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

About The Humanitarian Service Project

HSP's mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty creates in seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane counties, Illinois. Last year during the Christmas Offering, 1,600 children received gifts and 100 impoverished families received three weeks of groceries, frozen meats, and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides a monthly food delivery and secret pal gifts to 120 low-income seniors. The Children's Birthday Project reaches the youngest underprivileged, making birthdays and Christmas truly memorable occasions for 900 children. Feed the Kids provides low-income families with groceries and fresh produce. HSP conducts an annual school supplies drive, which sends supplies to the DuPage Back to School Fair in addition to furnishing schools and individual children with necessary supplies.

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