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Posted on: November 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fire Department Collects Donations for its Annual Toy Drive

Lombard Toy Parade 2021 photo

The Lombard Fire Department’s 20th Annual Toy Drive is underway and will end with a Toy Parade on Main Street, from St. Charles to Wilson Ave., Saturday, Dec. 11. Residents are encouraged to bring unopened toys and items to Lombard Fire Stations and Village Hall for donation. Firefighters will also collect toys from residents along Main St. on Dec. 11, and will bring them to Yorktown Shopping Center for sorting. 

Toy Drive: Nov. 1 – Dec. 10

Beginning Monday, Nov. 1, toy drive collection bins will be available in four locations, including the Lombard Village Hall (255 E. Wilson), Fire Station 45 (50 E. St. Charles Road), Fire Station 44 (2020 S. Highland Avenue) and Lombard Ace Hardware (837 Westmore/Meyers Rd), Clark Orthodontics (23 N. Main St), Sunset Knolls Recreation Center (820 S. Finley Rd), and Madison Meadows Athletic Center (500 E. Wilson). 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.

“We’re happy to say that this is our 20th year of collecting toys and items, in hopes of making the season a little brighter for our residents and neighbors,” said Lombard Firefighter and Paramedic Kevin Matthews. “We love this town. Time and time again the people that live here inspire us. Every year, people donate items and toys to help strangers or maybe even someone they know. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and we hope that more people will donate or come to the toy parade than ever before.”

Toy Parade: Dec. 11, 10:30 a.m. 

Residents are invited to attend the Toy Parade on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10:30 a.m. The Fire Department 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

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2021 Lombard Toy Parade Flyer (PDF)
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