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301 Rolls of Toilet Paper Donated to Serve the Poor

Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park recently donated a large amount of paper products to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP).

Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park recently donated a large amount of paper products to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP).

 
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By Byron McGuire

Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park recently donated paper products to the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP). The school donated 301 rolls of toilet paper, 62 boxes of Kleenex, and 93 rolls of paper towels to be allocated towards HSP Senior Citizen Project (SCP).

These paper products are very necessary for the seniors in the Humanitarian Service Project's SCP. The 121 needy seniors in the program lack the financial ability to buy the necessary materials they need to maintain a proper hygiene. The paper goods are very necessary for the seniors.

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The paper drive was organized and then ran by the student council of Spring Wood. This is the second consecutive year that Spring Wood, under the direction of principal Craig Barringe, has ran a paper drive benefiting HSP. Not only has the school done paper drives for HSP in the past, they have also held food drives with the collection being donated to HSP.

The donated paper products will go to the impoverished local senior citizens served by HSP's SCP. The purpose of this program is to provide for the basic and nutritional needs of 121 needy, local seniors. HSP does so by providing monthly deliveries of 100 lbs of groceries to each of the 121 seniors in the program which include: selections of 7 fresh fruits and 8 vegetables, 7 choices of frozen meats, 5 bags of non-perishable foods, 2 bags of paper products and a variety of personal care items.

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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