2017 Andersonville Toy Drive for Care for Real with Toys Et Cetera
12/01/2017 - 12/15/2017
The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce is again thrilled to support a wonderful local organization making a difference for our families in our community! Our annual toy and gift drive supports Care for Real, Edgewater’s food pantry, who provides over 8,000 toys and gifts for over 1,000 kids and teens during the holiday season.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations December 1 – December 15:
The Coffee Studio | 5628 N. Clark
Foursided | 5061 N. Clark
George’s Ice Cream & Sweets | 5306 N. Clark
Toys Et Cetera | 5311 N. Clark
StudioUs | 4806 N. Clark
Alderman Harry Osterman’s 48th Ward office | 5333 N. Broadway
Care for Real Holiday Toy Drive
Toys should be new and unwrapped to allow parents to choose the most appropriate gifts for the child.
WHAT IS NEEDED?
Are you not sure what to buy? Here are suggestions of the most needed items:
FOR CHILDREN: dolls, cars, backpacks, legos, puzzles, paint sets, anything hobby, craft and arts related.
BUT NEEDED THE MOST!
While the little ones are so much fun to buy toys for – it’s the teens and tweens that we are seeking donations as they are often forgotten about.
FOR TEENS AND TWEENS: Gift cards and gift certificates (Target, Best Buy and Amazon are the most treasured), backpacks, movie passes, tickets to events (theater, sports, concerts).
STOCKING STUFFERS: gloves, mittens, caps and hats, scarves and personal care items (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, soap, etc.).