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Birthday Gifts Provided for Needy Children

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  • Gifts collected for a needy child in HSP's Children's Birthday Project.

    Gifts collected for a needy child in HSP's Children's Birthday Project.
    Humanitarian Service Project

Matthew McGahan

The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn has recently contributed $108 to sponsor two needy, local children served by the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) of DuPage County. These children are enrolled in HSP's Children's Birthday Project, which provides 875 needy children from age 3-11 in DuPage and parts of Kane Counties with a 20 to 25 pound package of gifts, and party supplies to provide them with a memorable birthday party. The Kiwanis' support of the project is part of their commitment to the motto of Kiwanis International, "Serving the Children of the World."

The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn has been engaged in serving the needs of the community through a number of initiatives since being founded in 1954. In addition to sponsoring needy children served by HSP, the club supports numerous other local community groups including Teen Parent Connection, Bridge Communities, and the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. The group meets twice monthly at the Glen Oak restaurant in Glen Ellyn, on selected Tuesdays from 7 to 8 AM.

The children sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn's gift will receive a birthday package including 4 to 10 new toys, 5-7 new books, numerous smaller "filler gifts," school supplies, and party supplies through HSP's Children's Birthday Project. All 875 needy children in the program receive gifts at Christmas time and are also eligible for HSP's Feed the Kids project which provides 100 needy families with a total a total of 525 pounds of nutritious foods per family through the summer months of June, July and August.

Contact HSP or by telephone, 630-221-8340.

HSP's website: and the HSP's blog:

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.