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updated: 8/13/2014 5:07 PM

Aurora UPS office raises funds for impoverished community members

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  • Kristin Maxwell, left, and Floyd Kettering, right, of Humanitarian Service Project receive the donation for UPS representatives Todd Westberg, second from left, and Jim Slanker.

      Kristin Maxwell, left, and Floyd Kettering, right, of Humanitarian Service Project receive the donation for UPS representatives Todd Westberg, second from left, and Jim Slanker.
    Courtesy of Humanitarian Service Project

 
Matt McGahan

Recently, the Aurora office of UPS donated $2,500 to the Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County. The employees of UPS raised these funds to support its programs to benefit senior citizens, children, and families living under poverty in DuPage and, parts of, Kane County.

The donation was collected throughout this year and last year from the profits of snack sales at the office.

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The fundraiser was spearheaded by Todd Westberg, Central Region Technology Support Group Manager, and Jim Slanker, North Central Region Technology Support Group Manager, at UPS.

Westberg and Slanker stated that the inspiration behind the fundraiser was UPS' emphasis on community involvement and helping to support the neediest members within the communities they operate in. They noted that HSP was selected for the donation because of the diversity of their programs that operates to serve the neediest residents of DuPage and Kane Counties. The funds will be allocated as "as needed" operating support for the charity.

For information on The Humanitarian Service Project, contact hsp@humanitarianservice.org or (630) 221-8340, or visit www.humanitarianservice.org. Read the blog at humanitarianserviceproject.blogspot.com. It is at 465 Randy Road, Carol Stream.

About The Humanitarian Service Project

Its mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering that poverty creates in seniors and children living in DuPage and Kane counties. Last year during the Christmas Offering, 840 families with 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, it provides monthly food deliveries of 100 pounds including fresh produce, frozen meats, bread, non-perishables, paper products 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 program provides 100 low-income families with groceries and fresh produce worth $1,500 retail in total for the summer. It 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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