Warrenville Park District invites the community to contribute new, unwrapped toys for the 2021 DuPage County Toys for Tots program, hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Toys will be collected through Saturday, December 11.
MISSION: The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.
GOAL: The primary goal of Marine Toys for Tots is, through the gift of a new toy, help bring the joy of Christmas and send a message of hope to America’s less fortunate children.
TOY GUIDELINE – We accept new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls from infants to age 12. The age groups we typically need more of are infants and 10-12 years. We tend to receive a lot of board games but would love to give items to older kids such as hand-held electronics, jewelry sets, cosmetics, arts and crafts, models, creative / educational and athletic equipment. There are always suggestions on line with what’s popular today.
STUFFED ANIMALS – Because many of the social service agencies we work with do not request stuffed animals, and due to the difficulty in determining if a stuffed animal is in fact a new toy, we prefer not to receive stuffed animals. However, we don’t like to turn down fluffy donations. Please bag your stuffed animal in a clear plastic bag before donating.
FOOD, CLOTHING, REALISTIC LOOKING WEAPONS – If donated, such items will not be distributed.
GIFT CARDS – The acceptance of gift cards as donations is appreciated but should be avoided. However, in the event they are presented, they are used by the coordinator to purchase toys. Toys for Tots campaigns are not authorized to distribute these as gifts and we are mandated to turn them into toys before distribution.
MONETARY DONATIONS – If anyone prefers to make a monetary donation via credit card instead of toys, go to our website http://dupage-il.toysfortots.org. Click on the “Make a Donation” link and please earmark it for DuPage County, IL. Checks should be made out to Toys for Tots and mailed to DuPage County Toys for Tots ▪ c/o Linda Bellow ▪ 20 E. Adams Street ▪ Villa Park, IL 60181