We are a children’s non-profit located in the south suburbs of Chicago.
PLEASE SEE OUR TV INTERVIEWS AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO SEE LIVE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO!
Our primary goal is to touch the life of a child through the gift of a toy , book or a day of fun. There is a world of children that need toys,books or a
day of fun with your help we can change that. Toy Box Connection will be the connection between families and businesses who have new or used toys / books to donate - then we will directly
connect those toys/books to the children that need them the most. We also create days of fun every chance we get.
Without financial support we cannot continue to do what we do. Remember we don't sell your toys...donate right now hit the
DONATE BUTTON above or feel free to mail a donation
P.O. Box 1146 Orland Park Il 60462--thank you in advance
WE'RE A 100% VOLUNTEER CHARITY NO PAYCHECKS YET OPERATING COSTS RENT-HEAT -ELECTRIC-INSURANCE-WEBSITE-PHONE-SUPPLIES ARE NOT FREE-NO DONATION TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG
A COMPANY/SCHOOL DRESS DOWN DAY OR COMPANY GRANT ARE JUST A COUPLE IDEAS THAT HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL- PLEASE CONSIDER ONE OF THESE AS A WAY TO HELP OR SHARE WITH US A NEW IDEA
MOOSEHEART KIDS DAY OUT MARCH 2014 JUST AROUND THE CORNER WE NEED YOUR HELP! 200 KIDS!
WE NEED LOTS OF CANDY ENOUGH FOR 200 KIDS!!! WE NEED TO MAKE TREAT BAGS FOR 200 KIDS IN MARCH FOR OUR MOOSEHEART EVENT....IF YOU HAVE
ALOT OF CANDY AND ALOT OF ENERGY PERHAPS CONSIDER MAKING 200 TREAT BAGS FOR THE EVENT!!! GIRL SCOUTS BOY SCOUTS HERE IS A COOL
WE NEED ENOUGH FOR 200 KIDS GATORADE ,POP & WATER DONATIONS AS WELL AS TEENAGE GIRL AND BOY
GIRLS = RAINBOW BAND KITS OR BATH AND BODY WORKS ITEMS AND FOR THE BOYS = SZ LARGE / XLARGE FOOTBALL BASKETBALL T-SHIRTS
OR ACTUAL FOOTBALLS AND BASKETBALLS!! (MUST BE NEW)
2013 THANK YOU TO ALL THE GROUPS & FAMILIES THAT TOOK TIME TO DO TOY DRIVES AND DONATE TOYS THIS YEAR YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!
2013 WAS AN ABSOLUTE SUCCESS BECAUSE OF YOUR EFFORTS AND CONTINUED SUPPORT! THERE ARE SIMPLY TOO MANY TO LIST YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE- LIKE ALL OF US HERE AT TOY BOX CONNECTION YOU HAVE HUMBLY
FLOWN UNDER RADAR TO HELP US BRING TOYS TO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN. TOGETHER WE HAVE CHANGED THE LIVES AND HEARTS OF COUNTLESS CHILDREN.....TOGETHER WE HAVE MADE A DIFFERENCE !! WE ARE
PRIVLIDGED AND BLESSED TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE DO..."WHAT YOU DO FOR THE LEAST OF MY CHILDREN YOU DO FOR ME" LOVE JESUS
DECEMBER 2013-THANK YOU FOR HELPING US HELP OUR MILITARY FAMILIES......LET US CONTINUE TO KEEP
THEM IN OUR PRAYERS
DECEMBER 2013 416 THEATER ENGINEER COMAPNY THANKS FOR AN AMAZING DAY WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES....GOD BLESS YOU FOR
ALL THAT YOU DO WE WERE THRILLED TO BRING YOU SANTA AND GIFTS!!
DECEMBER 2013 SANTA ARRIVES 1ST CLASS HOOK AND LADDER STYLE AT THE 1114TH 1115TH 1116th Mobilization Support Battalion CHRISTMAS
PARTY!! What a wonderful day thank you for letting Toy Box Connection share it with you!! Kids left with their arms full! victory!!
2013 A BLESSING TO SO MANY
2013 SAMPLE OF OUR SUCCESS STORIES INCLUDE BATTERED WOMENS SHELTERS INCLUDING CLARAS HOUSE-THE BLESSED CHILD-FAMILY
ENRICHMENT PROGRAM-CHILDREN WITH BLEEDING DISORDERS -PEDIATRIC HOSPICE-MANY HOMELESS SHELTERS INCLUDING PADS-EASTER SEALS-COUNTLESS SCHOOLS IS
STRUGGLING AREAS-HOSPITALS-MILITARY-SOS-MY JOYFUL HEART OUTREACH-THE PORT-JUST TO NAME A FEW ......TOO MANY TO LIST....WE THANK YOU FOR LETTING US SERVE
TOY BOX WAREHOUSE NEEDS LOOK AROUND SEE IF YOU HAVE THESE HANGING AROUND WE COULD USE THEM!
HERE ARE SOME ITEMS THE TOY BOX CONNECTION WAREHOUSE NEEDS-
OUR WISH LIST-
Sharpees (big ones) for marking boxes
medium size post its
A SCISSOR LIFT WOULD BE AWESOME!
BATTERIES AA & AAA
A STACK OF $50 BILLS AND OR $100'S
WE ARE NOW COLLECTING YOUR OLD CELL PHONES DVD MOVIES AS A RECYCLING PROGRAM THAT WILL HELP SUPPORT THE TOY BOX CONNECTION WHEN DROPPING
OFF TOYS GRAB YOUR OLD PHONE- DVD -INK CARTRIDGE- CAMERAS* BRING THEM WITH WE WILL GLADLY TAKE THEM PLEASE LET YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS KNOW IF THEY DONT HAVE
TOYS WE ARE LOOKING FOR THESE ITEMS...
WE NEED KIDS BIKES!!! OUR GOAL IS TO COLLECT 50 KIDS BIKES AGES 4-13 WE HAVE A SCHOOL IN NEED OF THEM-THEY WILL BE GIVEN AS A REWARD
FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE!! GREAT IDEA AND WE WANT TO HELP!
Read the latest at Toy Box Connection in this Southtown Star article!!
JUNE 2013-THANK YOU ORLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR PICKING UP/ DELIVERING OUR DONATION OF TOYS TO CAMP "I AM ME" A BURN CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGES
5-16 IN MOUNT PROSPECT...WE HAD TOYS TO GIVE BUT NO WAY OF GETTING THEM THERE.....OUR MEN IN UNIFORM STEPPED UP TO MAKE THE DELIVERY!! TOGETHER WE HAVE MADE A
WOW HUGE THANK YOU TO LOCAL 2 ELEVEVATOR UNION FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE DONATION!!NO ONE HAS BLESSED US MORE THAN THIS GROUP!
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THE GRATITUDE WE HAVE FOR FRANK CHRISTENSEN ,HIS FAMILY ALL THE FRIENDS THAT SURROUND HIM......
ESPECIALLY JOHN VALONE. AND ALL THE ELEVATOR GUYS....THEY HAVE AND CONTIUNE TO HELP TOY BOX CONNECTION LIKE NO OTHER GROUP HAS. THEY ARE TRULY FAMILY TO US AND WE FEEL
GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH SOME AMAZING PEOPLE.
THANK YOU TO HALF PRICE BOOKS IN ORLAND PARK FOR THEIR MONTHLY DONATIONS OF BOOKS! THOUSANDS OF KIDS NOW HAVE BOOKS IN THEIR
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE LADIES THAT CAME OUT FOR OUR 4TH ANNUAL BUNCO 2013 TALK ABOUT AN INCREDIBLE NIGHT...AS PROMISED
FOOD,FELLOWSHIP, AND LAUGHTER! A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE RESTAURANS THAT BLESSSED US WITH THE FOOD, GRANITE CITY,PF CHANGS, HOG WILD,94 WEST ,HOOTERS,CHIPOLTLE,LONGHORN,BUCCA DE
BEPPO,PAPA JOES,GIORDANOS ORLAND,HEINE MCCARTHYS,MIMIS CAFE , ROCK BOTTOM,PALERMOS 95TH,JIMMY JOHNS , SARKU ORLAND,STARBUCKS 1432D LAGRANGE RD,CINNIBON ORLAND SQUARE MALL-WATER/PRIVATE
BANK -LETS NOT FORGET TRADER JOES WINE SAMPLES..A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR KOHLS A TEAM VOLUNTEERS - .....RHONDA OUR BASKET GURU.......
MY STAFF FOR WITHOUT THEM THIS NIGHT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT SUPPORTED OUR GOLF OUTING! SPECIAL THANKS TO GOLF GALAXY,CHIC FILA, RHONDA
,ROBIN , MOM TOO GIFT BASKETS EXTROIDINAR! LETS NOT FORGET KOHLS OF ORLAND ,CRETE, TINLEY PARK OF COURSE!! WHAT A FABULOUS DAY WE HAD! THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT AS
WAS THE GOLF,FOOD,LAUGHTER,PRIZES!! WE WERE ALL OUT OF THERE BY 5 O'CLOCK! WOW! WHAT A WELL OILED MACHINE THAT MARQUETTE BANK WAS! WE LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR SAME DATE SAME TIME
SAME PLACE....IF ITS NOT BROKE DON'T FIX IT!
HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO HAVE HAD YOUR SUPPORT ...HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR SAME TIME SAME PLACE EVEN BETTER WE PROMISE!! THE DAY COULD
NEVER HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT MARQUETTE BANK AND THEIR AMAZING ANGELS ESPECIALLY JOYCE & CHRISTIE!! LADIES YOU ARE INCREDIBLE WE LOVE YOU SO!!!
TOY BOX CONNECTION PARTNERS with Marquette bank to help Clara's house women's shelter
OUR FOSTER CAMP 2013 SUMMER PROJECT WAS A HUGE SUCESS THE KIDS WENT BACK TO THEIR HOMES ARMS FILLED.....WE MADE A DIFFERENCE IF BUT JUST FOR A
MOMENT...THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TO THIS PROJECT..
CAMP QUALITY 2013 CANCER CAMP WAS A HUGE SUCCESS WE WERE BLESSED TO PROVIDE ALL THE TOYS FOR THAT WEEK...WE LOVE YOU
OUTING 2013 WOW WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DAY!! AGAIN WE WERE BLESSED TO GIVE OUR AMAZING KIDS FROM MOOSEHEART A DAY OF FUN HERE MARCH 2013.
THE ROAR OF LAUGHTER TOOK OVER THE PLACE AND IT DIDNT STOP FROM THE TIME THEY CAME TO THE TIME THEY LEFT!!! WE DID CRAFTS,TYE DYE SHIRTS ,ROLLER SKATED, PLAYED BASKETBALL,FOOTBALL, SOCCER,
WE ATE PIZZA THANKS TO BEGGARS,CHESDANS,ROSATI, PAPA JOHNS,ANTHHONYS,FOXES,GIORDANOS, , WE ATE PASTRIES THANKS TO COSTCO, AND COTTON CANDY THANKS TO PATTY D'S COTTON CANDY!! THEY LEFT WITH INCREDIBLE PRIZES TOPPING THEM WERE
BEAUTIFUL GIFT BAGS FROM THE EMPLOYEE FORCE AT BATH AND BODY WORKS OF ORLAND SQ MALL! WE HAD BOOKS, GAMES, ACTIVITY SETS THEIR ARMS WERE FILLED AS
THEY LEFT FOR MOOSEHEART!
WE SIMPY COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT OUR KOHLS ACTION TEAM VOLUNTEER FORCE-
WHAT GRATEFUL CHILDREN, ALL OF THEM EXPRESSED A BIG THANK YOU WITH A SMILE !! WE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT ADVENTURE WITH THESE AMAING CHILDREN! ALL THAT WE DO WITH TOY
BOX CONNECTION WE ALL AGREE THIS EVENT IS THE ICING ON THE CAKE FOR US !
CHRISTMAS RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE PROJECT -WE DID IT INCREDIBLE DAY! COPY LINK BELOW TO SEE SOUTHTOWN ARICLE AND MORE PICTURES!
We would also like to thank all the generous donations from GROUPON that helped make this day possible!
PART OF THE KLOVE RADIO CREW HELPING US WRAP THE TOYS FOR THE ENTIRE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE!
THE TOYS WE BROUGHT! 1/2 OF THE ROOM SHOWN OTHER SIDE FULL TOO!
THANK YOU GREEN GODDESS IN DOWNTOWN HINSDALE LOCATED ON 52 S. WASHINGTON ST WHAT AN INCREDIBLE EVENING
YOU PROVIDED THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME AND SUPPORTED THE EVENING GOD BLESS YOU
Boy Scout’s Toy Drive fills semi-truck at Safety Town
Thanks to family, friends, neighbors, residents and members of the Naperville Junior Woman’s Club, Tim Corbett, a local Boy Scout in Troop 107, achieved his goal to “fill a semi” with new and
gently-used toys for less fortunate girls and boys. His Toy Drive, a project that will help him earn his Eagle Scout award, was held Sat., June 23, at Safety Town under sunny skies.
Though he lost count, young Corbett estimated nearly 150 generous people either dropped off toys recently at his house or on Saturday at Safety Town during the 5-hour Toy Drive to benefit the Toy
For the project, Corbett had to choose and manage a project that benefits the local community. He partnered with Toy Box Connection and Safety Town to complete the project.
Growing up, Corbett always wanted to find the cool toys he outgrew a new home. He discovered Toy Box Connection through a newspaper article several years back and began donating the toys he
outgrew. Toy Box Connection supports underprivileged kids with new and gently used toys, games and books.
“I am doing this because I love helping children,” said Corbett earlier, now grateful for the outpouring of support he’d received.
At 2PM, Corbett, his friends and family were closing up the collection site, basking in the day’s success and time for a few photos.
The largest item was a backyard playhouse. Other donations included bicycles, big wheels, books, board games and a whole bunch of brand new toys from a toy store that had been slightly scratched
“Everything Tim needed for the day was donated,” said Bill Corbett, pleased that his son’s idea had been so well received by the community. The semi-truck came from 3MD Re-location Services,
Safety Town provided its parking lot for drop off event and 3MD bought lunch, he added.
For more information about Toy Box Connection, visit www.toyboxconnection
CONGRATULATIONS THANK YOU TIM CORBETT & FAMILY WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
" WERE HERE FOR YOU" PROJECT WAS VICTORIOUS AS WE ASSISTED THE TORNADO VICTIMS IN ILLINOIS & INDIANA!
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO MEGAN McNELLIS, TODD & ADM FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATION
Toy Box Connection Featured on WGN TV's Around Town Segment
Toy Box Connection Featured on CBS2 News Chicago
Documentary On Toy Box Connection
GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO...
DR PRINCE, ORTHODONTIST and INVISALIGN OF ORLAND PARK
FOR SUPPORTING TOY BOX CONNECTION
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