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Humanitarian Service Project names new executive director

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  • Kristin Maxwell, Humanitarian Service Project's new Executive Director

    Kristin Maxwell, Humanitarian Service Project's new Executive Director
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Elizabeth Meier

Floyd Kettering, co-founder of the Humanitarian Service Project, is pleased to announce that Kristin Maxwell has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, filling the position vacated by the passing of Karole Kettering.

Floyd said that HSP was blessed to have Kristin already on staff, as she had been handpicked by Karole Kettering to take over as executive director. Kristin joined HSP's staff in February 2012 after volunteering for seven years.

Maxwell has been responsible for managing the day to day operations of the DuPage-based charity, since the untimely death of HSP's co-founder, Karole Kettering.

In her capacity, Maxwell has overseen the charity's projects of providing nutritious groceries and other relief to impoverished children, families and senior citizens throughout DuPage and Kane Counties. She is entering her new position as HSP is in the midst of planning for its largest annual program, the Christmas Offering. For the 35th consecutive year, the program will provide groceries and gifts to children and families in need.

Under her guidance and collaboration with the project's co-founders, HSP has been able to continually improve and grow its programs and, in turn, its capacity to serve needy families and seniors. Her skills and experience will undoubtedly continue to contribute greatly to HSP's success. When asked to comment on her new position Maxwell said, "I am honored to continue the legacy that Karole and Floyd [HSP's co-founders] have created over the last 35 years. It brings me tremendous joy to partner with the community to serve and work to better the lives of seniors, children, and families in need." HSP is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Kristin in this new capacity.

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, bread and fresh produce. With the Senior Citizen Project, HSP provides monthly food deliveries of 100 pounds including fresh produce, frozen meats, bread, non-perishables, paper products and secret pal gifts to 124 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.

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