The Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) of DuPage County received a donation of $325 this week from the DuPage Alumnae Club of Alpha Gamma Delta, in order to support low-income families in HSP's Feed the Kids Project. The DuPage Alumnae Club has been an annual supporter of many families in HSP's programs for over 20 years. Throughout the years they have helped HSP feed, needy, local seniors, and provide birthday gifts for needy children.
Through the Feed the Kids program HSP supplies 100 families (approximately 400 children) with 175 lbs of nutritious groceries during the summer months of June, July, and August. During the school year many of these families rely on the subsidized lunch programs, leaving them in great need of nutritious food during the summer. Each family receives 15 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, 3-6 boxes of non-perishables weighing 25 pounds each, 7 frozen meats, 4-6 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, and nutritious snacks.
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The DuPage Alumnae Club of Alpha Gamma Delta's involvement with HSP is just one of the many ways they fulfill their vision to "Inspire the Woman. Impact the World." Alpha Gamma Delta is an international women's fraternity that promotes academics, leadership, personal development, sisterhood and philanthropic giving. By doing this they wish to improve the lives of themselves and that of the communities around them. In addition to supporting HSP, Alpha Gamma Delta also supports Diabetes awareness and the Alpha Gamma Delta Foundation, which provides relief for those suffering from the disease. At the local level their chapters and alumnae groups do many philanthropic events in their own communities.
To find out more information about this organization visit their website:
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, 1,636 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's website: www.humanitarianservice.org
and HSP's blog: humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com.
HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.