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Andi Stelzner Fund donates $2500 to HSP

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  • Kelly Moody, a previous HSP intern, helps place groceries into a delivery driver's car for the Senior Citizen Project.

      Kelly Moody, a previous HSP intern, helps place groceries into a delivery driver's car for the Senior Citizen Project.
    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Danielle Spence

Last week, the Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) received a generous donation from the Andi Stelzner Fund of The DuPage Community Foundation of $2500. The money was specifically donated to provide nutritious groceries to individuals that are enrolled in the Senior Citizen Project. The project provides 121 impoverished seniors throughout DuPage and parts of Kane County with groceries, household items, and other necessities that they need in order to maintain a healthy and comfortable lifestyle.

The Andi Stelzner Fund was created to provide support and opportunities for physically and neurologically challenged individuals. The Fund was named in honor of Andi Stelzner, a young woman who suffered from Rett Syndrome, which is a neurodevelopment disorder. The mission of the fund is to provide social and participative opportunities and support for those members of the community who suffer physical or neurological disabilities.

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The purpose of the Senior Citizen Project is to provide 121 needy, local seniors with healthy and nutritious groceries. Each senior receives a monthly delivery of 100 lbs of groceries. The package includes 7 selections of fresh fruits, 8 vegetables, 7 frozen meats, 6 bags of non-perishable foods, 2 bags of paper products. In addition to their monthly grocery delivery, they receive a package of personal care items that includes shampoo, conditioner, a toothbrush, dental floss, lotion, soap and hand sanitizer every three months.

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:

Email: hsp@humanitarianservice.org

Website: www.humanitarianservice.org

Blog: humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com

Address: 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream, IL 60188.

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