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BP's Fabric of America Fund Donates $300 to HSP

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    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Byron McGuire

BP Inc.'s Fabric of America Fund donated $300 to Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) to help fund the needy seniors in the Senior Citizen Project. BP's Fabric of America Fund program is a tangible way for US employees to engage personally and make a difference in their communities. Under the program, employees in communities across the country can request that BP America make a contribution to a nonprofit organization. Through the Fabric of America Fund, BP's employees actively volunteer their time and talents to support the organizations and schools in their hometowns; whether that is from a matching monetary gift, or having employees volunteer their time towards the task at hand. Candy Khan is a senior investment manager at BP, and recommended the Humanitarian Service Project to BP as an organization that makes a positive impact in its community.

The 121 impoverished seniors in HSP's Senior Citizen Project receive monthly deliveries of 100 lbs. of groceries made up of 7 fresh fruits and 8 vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 6 bags of non-perishable foods, 2 bags of paper products and personal care items which include 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." These seniors are sponsored in this program, by local groups or individuals, for $800 a year.

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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, 1,636 children received gifts and 150 impoverished families received three weeks of groceries, frozen meats, and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides monthly food deliveries of 100 pounds including fresh produce, frozen meats, non-perishables, paper products 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 program provides 100 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@humanitarianservice.org

HSP's website: www.humanitarianservice.org

and HSP's blog: humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com.

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

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