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updated: 8/17/2012 8:47 PM

Volunteer speakers needed as advocates for needy

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  • A member of the HSP speaker team prepares to educate a local group about how HSP aids in alleviating poverty.

    A member of the HSP speaker team prepares to educate a local group about how HSP aids in alleviating poverty.
    Humanitarian Service Project

Morgan Smith

The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP), of Carol Stream, is currently seeking volunteers to educate the community for the benefit of the needy senior citizens and children that HSP serves as part of their speaker team. Members of the HSP speaker team represent the non-profit charity to community groups and businesses in the DuPage and Kane counties to educate them about HSP's mission to alleviate the burdens of poverty and hunger that are placed on local children and senior citizens in HSP's ongoing effort to reach out to members of the community.

HSP's flagship programs, the Senior Citizen and Children's Birthday Projects, are the principle ways the charity endeavors to bring relief against hunger and other problems associated with poverty. The 120 impoverished seniors that HSP currently serves receive monthly deliveries of 90 lbs. of groceries that include a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meats, bread, non-perishable food items, personal care items, and paper products. The Children's Birthday Project provides 888 needy children ages three to 11 with a 20-25 lb. birthday box containing toys, books, games, and a Party-in-a-Bag filled with all the necessary items to have a birthday party. Addtionally, children enrolled in the Chlidren's Birthday Project also receive school supplies, Christmas gifts, and are eligible for the Feed the Kids program, which provides food for families in need who are on free or reduced lunch programs at local schools during the summer months.

Karole Kettering, founder and executive director of HSP, said of HSP's speaker team, "We have gained many lasting partnerships and have reached a great number of people in need through the services of our speakers. The team has been an integral outlet for friends of HSP to use their passions and talents to serve others."

Contact the Humanitarian Service Project about joining the speaker team for orientation and training or any other questions at or by telephone, 630-221-8340.
HSP's website: and the HSP's blog:
HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

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