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updated: 8/3/2012 1:40 PM

Donate Personal Care Items to Poor Senior Citizens

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  • Personal Care Items that the seniors, of HSP's Senior Citizen Project, receive.

    Personal Care Items that the seniors, of HSP's Senior Citizen Project, receive.

Sam Isdale

DuPage County's Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) is asking the residents of the local DuPage and Kane counties to donate necessary personal care items for senior citizens. Items of greatly needed items include: soap, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and lip balm. HSP would appreciate your generosity, but more importantly, the needy seniors within HSP's Senior Citizen Project (SCP) will make good use of these necessities. Additional items of interest, we accept as donations are: cough drops, teas and hot chocolates, dish soap, stamps, greeting cards, puzzle books, vitamins and ensure.

When times are tough the community should not forget about those in need, whether it's elderly family members or elderly members of the community. The Humanitarian Service Project's SCP, serves 120 seniors living in poverty within the DuPage and Kane counties. Not only do the seniors receive personal care items, they could otherwise not afford, they receive monthly deliveries of 90 lbs. of groceries. The seniors are also offered the option of a home cooked meal delivered from an HSP volunteer, once a month. If you or someone you may know is interested in donating personal care items to a senior(s) in need, or finding more information about the Senior Citizen Project, and HSP's other projects, please call the Humanitarian Service Project at 630-221-8340.

Contact the Humanitarian Service Project:
HSP's website: and the HSP's blog:
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.