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Naperville club donates birthday gifts for 27 needy kids

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  • Gifts prepared for the needy children enrolled in CBP.

    Gifts prepared for the needy children enrolled in CBP.
    Humanitarian Service Project

Lindsey Conger

Naperville Neighbors and Newcomers Club recently donated $1,500 to Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) to go towards the sponsorship of 27 needy children in the Children's Birthday Project (CBP).

The Naperville Neighbors and Newcomers Club (NNNC), founded in 1999 and led by president Kerri Bronwasser, is focused on welcoming newcomers to the Naperville area through their educational, social, and charitable activities such as book discussions, lunches and game nights. The club meets multiple times a month and specializes in welcoming those who are unfamiliar with Naperville. During NNNC's calendar year of 2011-2012, the 450 members of the club donated $14,000.00 to eight local charities.

The Children's Birthday Project specializes in giving 900 needy children in the DuPage and Kane county area new birthday goods and gifts. Each of the 900 children enrolled in HSP's Children's Birthday Project receives a 20-25 lb Birthday Box containing all brand new items: 6-10 toys, 6 books, school supplies, and stuffed animals. The boxes also contain a "Party in a Box" kit which has all of the supplies to throw a memorable birthday party such as cake mix, frosting, candles, balloons, plates, napkins, streamers, party favors and invitations.

The children enrolled in the program, along with their siblings up to age 15, also receive a minimum of three gifts at Christmas through HSP's annual Christmas Offering. One hundred and fifty families served through the project also receive 3 weeks' worth of nutritious groceries at Christmas time. In the summer months 100 of the families enrolled in CBP receive groceries to help combat hunger.

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's website:

and HSP's blog:

HSP 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.