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UPS donates paper products to help the poor

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Byron McGuire

Recently, UPS branch located in Carol Stream donated a pick-up truck full of paper goods to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP). The paper products will go towards the Senior Citizen Project (SCP). The seniors in SCP are very impoverished and lack the monetary means of being able to afford paper products. These paper products are very important because it helps the seniors with maintaining a positive hygiene.

The pick up truck full of the donated goods was dropped off by UPS, and then sorted in the warehouse here at HSP's office in Carol Stream. The SCP helps seniors in the DuPage and Kane County area combat the pains of poverty.

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Every needy senior in the SCP will receive a selection of 15 nourishing fruits and vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 6 bags of non-perishable food, 3 loaves of Pepperidge Farm bread, 2 bags of paper products (paper towels, facial tissue, and toilet paper), and personal care items, delivered straight to their door every month. The 121 impoverished seniors in HSP's Senior Citizen Project also receive a monthly "Secret Pal" gift, gifts at Christmas time, and much needed household items on their "wishlist." The program provides the seniors the opportunity to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, in the face of the financial and health burdens they face.

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.

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, 1,600 children received gifts and 100 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 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.

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