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updated: 12/13/2012 9:39 PM

Woodridge club supports needy child in Birthday Project

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  • Gifts wrapped for the needy children served by HSP's Children's Birthday Project

    Gifts wrapped for the needy children served by HSP's Children's Birthday Project
    Humanitarian Service Project

Ashley Jones

The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) of DuPage County recently received a donation of $54 from The Woodridge Junior Woman's Club, to sponsor a needy local child living in poverty. The needy child will receive a 20-25 lb. box of new gifts through HSP's Children's Birthday Project (CBP). The club has been sponsoring children in this project since 2007 and has been supporting HSP since 1993 through other donations including toy drives CBP.

Many children with parents who lack financial resources feel left out when they hear classmates talking about their birthday, but thanks to the generosity of The Woodridge Junior Woman's Club and Pat Koys, Club President, and Jessica Morman, Club Treasurer, one more child will have the experience of a joyful and Happy Birthday.

The Woodridge Junior Woman's Club members are actively involved in their community. As well as supporting HSP, they also run a school supply collection for district 68, offer college scholarships yearly, adopt needy families at the holidays and much more. For more information on this amazing club visit their website:

HSP supports 900 needy children through with a 20-25 lb Birthday Box containing: school supplies, 6 new books, and 6-12 new toys, stuffed animals, and numerous smaller "filler gifts" and a "Party-In-A-Box" which contains all the necessary supplies to throw a birthday party including cake mix, frosting, streamers, balloons, utensils, and party favors

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 of 100 lbs. 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's website:

and the HSP's blog:

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.