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Posted on: November 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] 2019 Toy Drive Collects Items for Local Residents

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Help make the season a little bit brighter for a local family by donating a new, unwrapped toy! Donations benefit the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry, the Outreach House, and the Teen Parent Connection. The Toy Drive will end with the Fire Department's Annual Toy Parade down Main Street on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Toy Drive: Nov. 26 – Dec. 8
Toy Drive collection bins are available at Lombard Village Hall (255 E. Wilson), Fire Station 45 (50 E. St. Charles Road), Fire Station 44 (2020 S. Highland Avenue) and Schroeder’s Ace Hardware (837 Westmore/Meyers Road). Items requested include new toys (unwrapped), and baby supplies such as formula and diapers. Items collected will benefit the Teen Parent Connection, First Things First and the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry. Schools in District 44 and 45 will also collect items. Cash donations are also being accepted and may be dropped off at either Lombard Fire Station.

“This is our 19th year of helping to make the holiday season a little brighter for some Lombard and nearby residents," said Lombard Firefighter and Paramedic Kevin Matthews. "We are always so humbled by the giving spirit of the Lombard community. The Toy Drive and the Toy Parade are a great way for people to give back to those in need this holiday season." 

Toy Parade: Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. 
Residents are invited to attend the Toy Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. The Fire Department, along with volunteers and community groups, will depart Fire Station 45 at 50 E. St. Charles at 10:15 a.m., and will proceed south on Main Street to Glenbard East High School. Residents may line up along southbound Main Street to donate gifts, up to Glenbard East High School. Donations will then be brought to Yorktown Shopping Center for sorting.

For more information visit www.villageoflombard.org/toyparade. Contact Communications Coordinator Avis Meade at meadea@villageoflombard.org or (630)620-5718 with questions.

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