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posted: 3/3/2014 3:43 PM

NJWC Donates $5,000 to Humanitarian Service Project

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  • NJWC presenting the check to HSP (From left: Molly Capo, Gina Jones, Kristin Maxwell, Floyd Kettering, and Diana Williams.)Humanitarian Service Project

    NJWC presenting the check to HSP (From left: Molly Capo, Gina Jones, Kristin Maxwell, Floyd Kettering, and Diana Williams.)Humanitarian Service Project

Gina Jones

Naperville, IL -- Naperville Junior Woman's Club donated $5,000 to Humanitarian Service Project, and presented the official check today to Floyd Kettering, Co-founder and CFO and Kristin Maxwell, Executive Director. The members of Naperville Junior Woman's Club (NJWC) chose Humanitarian Service Project (HSP) as their Community Improvement Project where fundraising efforts by the club will benefit HSP's senior and children programs during 2013 and 2014.

The donation is the result of several fundraising efforts including a spring fashion show that NJWC hosted for 300 guests in April 2013, a Ladies Night Out in November 2013, and individual donations from the Club's members. "Juniors look forward to planning and running the events because of where the funds are going. To know that a senior will have a month of meals delivered or a child will have birthday presents to open helps keep their efforts in perspective. HSP has a variety of projects where our members can wrap presents an hour one week or deliver food the next month." Diana Williams, NJWC President, stated at the check presentation. "Our focus is continuous because the Juniors can work their service into their schedules easily."

Through the end of 2014, NJWC will continue their dedicated work and planning to offer fun and unique events that provide live entertainment and a collection of donated items that grab the attention of attendees.

The Naperville Junior Woman's Club is looking for energetic, enthusiastic women to join our Club. Each year our members give thousands of hours of service to the community and thousands of dollars to various charitable organizations including Safety Town. Please view our website or call our hotline at 630-575-9567 for more information.

Humanitarian Service Project'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, 1,600 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 a monthly food delivery and secret pal gifts to 123 low-income seniors. The Children's Birthday Project reaches the youngest underprivileged, making birthdays and Christmas truly memorable occasions for 925 children. Feed the Kids provides 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.