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Wheaton Kiwanis sponsor needy senior citizen for a year

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Margaret Zieke

The Kiwanis Club of Wheaton has donated $800 to the Humanitarian Service Project to sponsor a needy senior in HSP's Senior Citizen Project for a year. Each of the 120 seniors from DuPage and Kane Counties in the project receive a monthly 90 pound delivery that contains groceries, including over 15 selections of fresh fruits and vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 5 grocery bags of non-perishables, and 2 bags of paper products, and items such as toilet paper, tissues, and personal care products. Seniors also receive monthly gifts from a secret-pal (a community donor), gifts at Christmas time and a monthly meal delivered by volunteers.

The Kiwanis Club of Wheaton, currently helmed by President Roy Morrill and Citizenship Chair Paul Stevens, has been a long-time donor to the Humanitarian Service Project. In their twenty-two year partnership, the club has provided for many needy seniors, and enabled HSP to continue their efforts in DuPage and Kane Counties. Both HSP and the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton are dedicated to helping local communities, and HSP is grateful for a donor like the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton.

Since its inception in 1951, the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton has dedicated itself to assisting and improving the lives of children and seniors and communities, both globally and locally. In addition to supporting HSP, the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton has assisted the City of Wheaton with playground funding, and raising money for local charitable organizations. The Kiwanis Club of Wheaton meets every Tuesday at Wheaton Memorial Park in Wheaton, Illinois.

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.

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

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