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A NEEDY SENIOR SAVED FROM HUNGER

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  • Produce and non-perishable goods assembled to be delivered to the needy senior citizens served by HSP.

      Produce and non-perishable goods assembled to be delivered to the needy senior citizens served by HSP.
    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Ashley Jones

The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) of DuPage County received a donation of $750 this week from the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton to sponsor a needy local senior living in poverty. The club annually sponsors two needy senior citizens supported by HSP's Senior Citizen Project. The donation will provide the senior fresh, nourishing fruits and vegetables, frozen meat, non-perishable food, and Pepperidge Farm bread for one year. The club has been supporting HSP since 1990. The 121 impoverished seniors in HSP's Senior Citizen Project receive monthly deliveries of 100 lbs. of groceries, which also include personal care items and paper products (paper towels, facial tissue, and toilet paper.) The seniors also receive a monthly "Secret Pal" gift, gifts at Christmas time, and much needed household items on their "wishlist."

The Kiwanis Club of Wheaton is currently run by president Tim Byam and 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 County. Both HSP and Kiwanis Club of Wheaton are dedicated to helping local communities, and HSP is grateful for a donor like the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton.

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Since its inception in 1951, the Kiwanis Club of Wheaton has dedicated itself to assisting and improving the lives of children, 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.

To find out more information about this amazing organization visit their website: http://www.wheatonkiwanis.org/public/index.aspx

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 Project, 1,616 children received gifts and 150 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 121 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 100 low-income families with groceries and fresh produce during the summer months. HSP conducts an annual school supplies drive that benefited a total of 5,200 children by giving supplies to the DuPage Back to School Fair and directly to schools and individual children.

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.

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