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Local Rotary Club Donates to Help Needy Children

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  • From Left: Rick Tayfel, Jon Bartelt, Tim Jarzemsky,and Chuck Kinnaman of the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle.

      From Left: Rick Tayfel, Jon Bartelt, Tim Jarzemsky,and Chuck Kinnaman of the Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle.
    Humanitarian Service Project

 
Ashley Bondarowicz

The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle has donated school supplies to the Humanitarian Service Project's (HSP) School Supply Drive for needy children. They donated 24 sets of everything on HSP's school supply donations list. Items included backpacks, crayons, markers, rulers, protractors, glue and glue sticks, loose leaf paper, calculators, colored folders, notebooks, black, blue and red pens, pencils, erasers, and scissors.

The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle is a community and service group that helps sponsor and run many community events. In addition to HSP the club also supports Family Shelter Services, Youth Back-To-School school supplies, Bloomingdale Food Pantry, Adopt-A-Highway, Stepping Stones for Women of Domestic Violence, and many other local projects. They have been in operation since 1996, and meet every Tuesday at 12:15 PM at Spavone's Restaurant 266 W. Lake St. Bloomingdale, IL 60108. The current club president is Jenny Yockey. The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale-Roselle have helped sponsor HSP since 1999 by both volunteering and donating to some of their other projects, such as the Senior Citizen Project.

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The Humanitarian Service Project's School Supply Drive asks individuals, businesses, and groups around the DuPage and Kane County area to donate notebooks, folders, pencils, pens, crayons, etc. for children that can't afford back to school necessities. The Rotary Club of Bloomingdale- Roselle's donation, along with donations from other individuals, businesses, and groups, was given to the DuPage Regional Office of Education's annual Back to School Fair by HSP. HSP had 2 cargo vans full of school supplies for needy children that were donated to the fair. The fair was held at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park on August 7, 2013. HSP will continue to collect school supplies throughout the summer, which will be donated directly to schools with high percentages of needy children. If you would like more information on the projects or would like to make a donation, you can email hsp@humanitarianservice.org or call (630) 221-8340.

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