We are a children’s non-profit located in the south suburbs of Chicago.

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. We will continue to step up and share any resources we receive that will help families in need.

 

Donate Today!

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 - OPERATING COSTS RENT-HEAT -ELECTRIC-INSURANCE-WEBSITE-PHONE-SUPPLIES ARE NOT FREE-NO DONATION TOO SMALL OR TOO BIG

OCT/NOV 2018 OPERATION " HOMETOWN HOPE"HELP US HELP THE  HURRICANE VICTIMS

TOY BOX IS SENDING RELIEF TO  THE  VICTIMS IN THE CAROLINAS  VIA SEMI TRUCK -1ST WEEK IN NOVEMBER-WE ARE LOOKING  FOR  PAPER GOODS  CLEANING  PRODUCTS  SPONGES MOPS BROOMS LAUNDRY DETERGENT MEDICINE -BATHROOMS SUPPLIES-FEMININE PRODUCTS

 

NO BLEACH-NO  CLOTHES UNLESS BRAND  NEW-NO WATER- WE WANT TO  UTILIZE  THE TRUCK SPACE WITH  CLEAN UP AND  HEALTH ITEMS PLEASE

 

 

ORLAND  FIRE DEPARTMENTS WILL  ASSIST IN  COLLECTING IF YOU  CANNOT  MAKE TOY BOX HOURS 

I LOVE OUR COMMUNITY WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE ALWAYS!!

WANT TO HELP TOY BOX IN AN AMAZING WAY???

WE ARE IN NEED OF A  VAN LIKE THIS PLEASE  IF YOU KNOW ANYONE  IN A POSITION AND WILLINGNESS TO  DONATE  A  SIMIALR SMALL SQUARE VAN  WE  WOULD BE SO  GRATEFUL-

PERHAPS YOU KNOW A DEALER WHO NEEDS A  WRITE OFF  OR A FRIEND WHO  WON THE LOTTERY!! OR A COMPANY   LOOKING  TO  MAKE A DIFFERENCE....OR SIMPLY  A KIND SOUL....WE ARE TRYING TO  THINK OUTSIDE THE  BOX....PLEASE  KEEP THIS SEED  PLANTED ..PERHAPS  SOMETHING  WILL  COME IN  YOUR  PATH AND  YOU  WILL REMEMBER US!

***FUNDRAISER **** ZANIES IN  ROSEMONT  FOR TOY BOX CONNECTION  TICKETS  25$   SUNDAY   NOVEMEBER 11TH  6PM  DOORS OPEN CALL TO  PURCHASE TICKETS THIS WILL BE A SOLD OUT  EVENT

 

 Join 22nd Century Media and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery for its annual Cheers to Charity event benefitting the Orland Township Food Pantry and TOY BOX CONNECTION CHILDREN'S NON-PROFIT.

From 6-10 p.m. Nov. 20, we'll be accepting toys and food, but also 10% of all sales will benefit the food pantry!

Bring a new unwrapped toy for Toy Box Connection or 3 canned food items for Orland Township Food Pantry through Friday, Dec. 14, and receive $5 off your total bill!

2018****WE'RE PREPPING  FOR OUR BUSIEST SEASON  NEW TOY DRIVES WELCOME....TEENS AND  BABIES ARE OUR FOCUS WE ALWAYS RUN SHORT FOR THESE AGE GROUPS...GIFT CARDS  NO MORE THAN 25$  ARE  MOST WELCOMED...AMAZON-TARGET HAVE  WORKED BEST......THANK YOU 

**2018**THERE ARE NO WORDS  FOR THE CONTINUED BLESSING FRANK CHRISTENSEN AND HIS IUEC MEMBERS AGAIN GIFTED TOY BOX CONNECTION WITH...NO OTHER GROUP HAS SUPPORTED WHAT WE DO MORE THAN THESE GENEROUS BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE....THEY ARE MORE THAN FRIENDS  WE CALL THEM  FAMILY  ......GOD BLESS YOU ALL

PLEASE CLICK LINK  BELOW TO  HEAR THE LATEST INTERVIEW ON  RELEVANT RADIO "PROFILES IN MERCY"  WITH  TIM RIVELLI  / 2018

Thank you Tim and Relevant Radio for sharing  with your listeners who we are and what we do .

 

https://relevantradio.com/2018/02/profiles-mercy-december-30th-2017//

THERE ARE SO MANY TO THANK FOR THIS INCREDIBLE YEAR! SO MANY CHILDREN REACHED...  BEYOND OUR IMAGINATION!!!

 

A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO TOW TRUCKS FOR TOTS PAT WEINER & ALL THE TOW TRUCK FAMILIES!!

 

TOYS FOR TOTS -BIG  JOHN-PASSERO FAMILY- RITA  -LYNN- COURTNEY & ALL YOUR VOLUNTEERS

 

ENGINEERS  UNION -MENGENT  FINANCIAL- AERO-CAPRI RETAURANT-FARM BUREAU-PETSMART-FAMILIES THAT DID TOY DRIVES OR MADE DONATIONS-& SO MANY  MORE

 

THANK YOU ALL FOR RAISING THE BAR AND HELPING US TO BRING JOY TO SO MANY DESERVING  CHILDREN!! 2017 WAS AMAZING!

 

        OUR 10TH  BUNCO NIGHT 2018!

   FUNDRAISER 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO  PARTICIPATED IN OUR ANNUAL BUNCO NITE!

WHAT A NIGHT!  

A SPECIAL SHOUT  OUT TO 

  HOOTERS OF  ORLAND PARK

BEGGARS PIZZA ORLAND PARK

DURBINS  PIZZA OF  TINLEY  PARK 

ED AND JOES PIZZA TINLEY  PARK

GIORDANOS ORLAND PARK

PAPA JOES ORLAND PARK

CHIPOLTLE ORLAND PARK, MARIO TRICOCI  ORLAND PARK

GIZMOS....ALL AT SILVER LAKES!!

 

THANK YOU MARTYCROSSMARK PRINTING FOR ALL THE PRINTING  OF THE SIGNS BROCHURES AND BUNCO TALLY SHEETS!

 

THANK YOU  RENTAL MAX ORLAND PARK FOR THE  TABLE DONATIONS!!

 

 

 

 

HERE ARE SOME  PHOTOS OF THOSE  GROUPS THAT RECIEVED TOYS!

WGN RADIO  INTERVIEW GO TO  1 MINUTE  20  SECONDS RIGHT  AFTER  CHOIR!

http://wgnradio.com/2016/12/20/steve-cochran-full-show-12-20-16-we-love-a-period-choir/

OPERATION "HOPE IS ON ITS WAY"  WAS SENT  IN MEMORY  OF JIMMY  FOX ..A GIVER LIKE  NO  OTHER- IN YOUR HONOR ...BECAUSE HELPING  OTHERS SO REFLECTS YOU ...THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXAMPLE..

Well operation "Hope on its Way" Puerto Rico this time! The truck has left and just arrived in Jacksonville Fl there we loaded a couple sea containers and are shipping it out right away....relief is on the way friends... Thank you to all who joined our efforts! God is good ALWAYS..
 

OPERATION  " HOPE ON  ITS WAY "

A COMPLETE SUCCESS- THANK YOU  TO ALL WHO  DONATED ITEMS

OUR ORLAND PARK  FIRE DEPT  FOR  COLLECTING  N  DROPPING OFF

TEAM TOY BOX -I LOVE YOU   GUYS!!

IUEC LOCAL  2 FOR   LOADING THE  TRUCK

VANEK TRUCKING  FOR THE  TRUCK 

SIDE NOTE:THE TRUCK  GOT  A FLAT THAT  ADDED  5  HOURS WAITING FOR  A REPAIR... 

a special speacial thank you to TOMMY RUSSELL FOR DRIVING THE TRUCK  ALL THE WAY  DOWN TO TEXAS!! HES A MARINE AS WELL SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TOM!!

 

 

 

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

HERE IS ON OF MANY OF  OUR  MILITARY  PROJECTS - PICCKING  UP  TOYS! A  BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE TOY BOX  STAFF FOR FILLING THAT  TRUCK UP!!

HERE IS ONE  MORE OF  OUR BASES  PICKING  UP  TOYS SGT WTASON AND COMPANY! 2016 HAS BEEN  AMAZING  THUS FAR!

FOSTERPALOOZA  -PICKING  UP  TOYS  FOR OVER  300 CHILDREN  SO  GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO  GIVE SO MANY KIDS A CHRISTMAS

PLEASE SEE OUR INTERVIEWS  WITH  WGN & CBS AND THE DOCUMENTARY AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO SEE LIVE WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO!

HERE COME THE  TOYS .....THANK YOU  TO ALL WHO  WILL BLESS US WITH TOYS!

WOW WOW WOW!! THERE ARE NO  WORDS FOR THE GENEROSTIY WE RECIEVED FROM TOW TRUCKS FOR TOTS! CONGRATS ON  BREAKING THE WORLDS RECORD FOR THE LARGEST  TOW TRUCK  PARADE. THANK YOU ALL FOR  YOUR TOY  DONATIONS.....SO MANY CHILDREN WILL HAVE A CHRISTMAS  BECAUSE OF YOU! GOD BLESS..THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!

LOUISIANA  FLOOD  VICTIMS -WE BROUGHT YOU SOME HOPE!

CAN YOU SAY SUCCESS OPERATION LOUISIANA!!

 

WE DID IT WE FILLED AN ENTIRE  SEMI TRUCK! IT ARRIVED FRIDAY  AFTERNOON LOADED!

 

MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED OUR EFFORTS!

 

OUR COMMUNITY  ROCKS!

 

A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO  OUR ORLAND PARK  FIRE DEPT FOR BEING OUR DROP OFF....YOU RAISED THE BAR ON  WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO  ACCOMPLISH! THANK YOU  BETSY FOR ALL THE DROP OFFS!

LOCAL 2 IUEC BOYS WERE THERE AGAIN AT OUR SIDE TO HELP THEY  LOADED THE TRUCK! 

2017  TOY  DELIVERY  TO  ST  JUDES A SUCCESS!!

WITHIN AN  HOUR OF THE  LOUISIANA  TRUCK ARRIVING  THE  ST JUDES DELIVERY ARRIVED IN TENNESSEE!! GOD IS GOOD! HERE IS  OUR DELIVERY  ANGEL  BRION PARRISH WITH  DITRECTOR AT  ST  JUDES  VILMA CARNIHAN...NOT  SHOWN IS  BRIONS WIFE GAIL..CAMERA SHY ..THANK YOU  GAIL AS WELL!

 

ST JUDES  DELIVERY  2017  A SUCCESS!!

THANK YOU  TO  BRION AND GAIL PARRISH OUR DELIVERY ANGELS!!

http://bit.22ndcm.com/slammers15

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU !

TOY BOX CONNECTION HAS BEEN INCREDIBLY BLESSED DURING THE IECU  CONVENTION HERE IN CHICAGO-THANK YOU FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE DONATION! WORDS CANNOT  EXPRESS THE  GRATITUDE WE HAVE  FOR FRANK  CHRISTENSEN ,HIS WIFE  LYNN  -EDDIE CHRISTENSEN ,JOHN VALONE,DAN BAUMANN LOCAL #2  AND ALL OUR NEW DEEPLY CARING AND LOVING INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS ABROAD.....YOU ARE  ALL ANGELS....YOU HAVE  AND CONTIUNE TO HELP TOY BOX CONNECTION LIKE NO OTHER GROUP HAS. YOU ARE TRULY THERE FOR US IN ALL THINGS,YOU ARE FAMILY TO US AND WE  FEEL GOD HAS BLESSED US . FRANK TOLD US HE WOULD ALWAYS HELP US THAT THEY WERE IN IT  FOR THE  LONG  HAUL WITH US - HE HAS  KEPT HIS PROMISE! THANK YOU FRANK ,THANK YOU OUR ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTOR FAMILY! WHAT AN AMAZING GROUP OF MEN AND FAMILIES....

HERE ARE SOME ITEMS THE TOY BOX CONNECTION WAREHOUSE NEEDS-  

OUR WISH LIST-

 

LABELS

BATTERIES AA & AAA C & D

COPY PAPER

SCISSORS

Sharpees (big ones) for marking boxes
 medium size post its

printing paper

LAPTOP COMPUTER

PALLET JACK

 A SCISSOR LIFT WOULD BE AWESOME!

 

 

 2017 MOOSEHEART CHILD CITY ARRIVED  WITH A HORSE TRAILER....WE  FILLED HER UP!!

ONCE AGAIN A  COMPLETE SUCCESS  2017 summer  projects "Camp I  Am Me " Burn camp , "Camp  Royalty" Foster  camp and  "Camp Quality " Cancer camp. this year we have added  2 more camps  'NEW" Autism camp, New" "Week in the woods Camp" underprivledged kids camp

We so admire  these children and they are so incredible we will continue  to  provide toys for them as long as they continue to  enjoy them!

It is a priledge to be a part of their  camps  each  year!

 

MOOSEHEART  DAY  OUT  2016 DAVE  N BUSTERS  A DAY TO REMEMBER!

A SHOUT  OUT TO  OUR INCREDIBLE TEAM PASSERO FOR THEIR RELENTLESS SERVICE  TO  TOY BOX CONNECTION ! ONE INCREDIBLE FAMILY -BIG HEARTS LIKE NO OTHER FAMILY WE KNOW. BLESSED TO HAVE  YOU IN  THE TOY BOX FAMILY ..YOU  HAVE HELPED US REACH  SO MANY CHILDREN...TEAM PASSERO-MATT -SHARON-DOMINICK-AMELIA-YOU  ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2015-With heavy hearts we said goodbye to one of our sweetest  volunteers-

Uncle Richard Parker WW2 Vet-

He has been reunited with his wife & family

He will be missed -always smiling-brought so much joy to so many including the children that Toy Box Connection serves-

Each day he came in whistling & smiling not afraid to have fun with us-a perfect  picture of him in an army hat!

He has been an example of true service until the end -Thank you  Richard we love you-

A SUCCESS OUR PROJECTS 2015

 

THANK YOU SANTA AND OUR  MILITARY FAMILIES FOR ALL THAT YOU  DO  GLAD WE COULD HELP!

 

MEGENT FINANACIAL NOW IN ORLAND PARK  92ND AVE

   THANK YOU  FOR YOUR TOY  DRIVE -WHAT AN AMAZING   GROUP OF  GENEROUS  PEOPLE!

DAISY TROOP  60553 THANK YOU  FOR THE  TOYS AND   CARDS FOR OUR MILITARY  FAMILIES

PETSMART OF COUNTRYSIDE-MOKENA-EVERGREEN-CRESTWOOD  THANK YOU  FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL  CHANCE AND  LUCKY  YEAR!!

ANONTER  AMAZING  YEAR SO MANY  TOYS AND BOOKS  SO MANY  CHILDREN REACHED!  WE WOULD LIKE TO  THANK ALL OF YOU FOR  YOUR  GENEROSITY AND  CONTINUED  SUPPORT ...TOGETHER WE  MADE A DIFFERENCE ...TOGETHER WE  WERE A MOVING  FORCE OF  GOODNESS IN THIS WORLD..TOGETHER WE BROUGHT HOPE AND  JOY TO  SO MANY CHILDREN THAT WOULD NOT HAVE HAD CHRISTMAS WITHOUT  US....SO MANY  MORE PROJECTS AHEAD REMEMBER WE DO THIS ALL YEAR ROUND...HOLD ON TO  YOUR  HATS 2015 HERE WE COME!

THANK YOU KLOVE RADIO FOR GRACIOUSLY PARTNERING WITH TOY BOX CONNECTION TO  GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT OUR NEED FOR TOYS-THANK YOU  KLOVE!

WHAT AN AWESOME  COMMERCIAL  RAN THROUGH DEC ON KLOVE CLICK LINK  BELOW TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS!

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THE CIVIC  OPERA  HOUSE HELPING  OUT!

THE  CIVIC  OPERA HOUSE  IN  DOWNTOWN CHICAGO ONCE AGAIN HIT ONE OUT OF THE PARK!!

ST JUDES SEPT GIVING= AN AMAZING  DAY TOYS WERE DELIVERED! THANKS IUEC LOCAL #2 -KNIGHTS OF LABOR-ANDREW TRUCKING & OUR COMMUNITY!

2014 PETSMART " CHANCE" CAT & "LUCKY" DOG DONATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU  ONCE AGAIN  PETSMART &  THEIR  CUSTOMERS  YOUR  GENEROUS  DONATIONS ARE ALREADY  BEING CONNECTED TO  OUR  MILITARY  FAMILIES AS  PROMISED!! STILL MORE TO  PASS OUT THIS IS THE  416TH ENGINEER COMPANY  OF  DARIEN PICKING  UP THEIR GIFTS!

MOOSEHEART  DAY OUT  COSMIC BOWLING A SUCCESS! THANKS TO ALL

HATS OFF TO  DURBINS  PIZZA-ED & JOES  , BEGGARS! THEY ATE ALL THE PIZZA!LLOYD INC FOR THE BULLS SHIRTS-BRION PARRISH & THE FUND ME SUPPORTERS ! HANDS DOWN A PERFECT DAY

Dekker: Children’s charity helps kids in a big way

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/tinleypark/28397883-521/dekker-childrens-charity-helps-kids-in-a-big-way.html#.U7nJDbEmWJo

Updated: July 6, 2014 2:20AM

When it comes to helping out children in need, Michelle Maxia, director and founder of the Toy Box Connection children’s charity, always thinks big.

Maxia said she’s facing her biggest challenge to date. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis is low on toys. St. Jude specializes in treating childhood leukemia, brain tumors and sickle cell disease. No child is denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.

During the late summer and fall, the hospital runs low on toys. That knowledge is all it took to set the wheels in motion for Maxia.

“We can help,” she said. “This is what we do.”

Enter Illinois Elevators Constructors Union Local 2, which is donating a semi truck to the Toy Box Connection, presenting the Orland Park-based charity with the substantial challenge of filling it with toys and books.

The union will escort the truckload of toys via motorcycle brigade all the way to St. Jude. Along the way, they will be joined by other Elevator Constructors Union members who have collected toys as well.

Maxia is calling this special project “Christmas in July,” and donations will be collected through Aug. 8. The Toy Box Connection is looking for toys and books that are appropriate for a child in a hospital such as crafts, Legos, puzzles and dolls.

No sports equipment or outdoor summer toys. For health reasons, the toys must be new. The children range in age from infant to 15.

Toys can be dropped off at any of the four Tinley Park Fire Department stations as well as any of the Orland Fire Protection District stations.

Maxia said trying to collect enough toys and books to fill a semi trailer is a big challenge, but she has faith in the goodness and generosity of people, having seen what can happen when people come together. She’s also no stranger to big projects — her mission to bring joy to as many children as possible has been infectious.

During its first 18 months, Toy Box Connection was able to distribute more than 350,000 toys to nonprofit organizations that in turn gave them to thousands of sick, homeless, disabled and underprivileged children.

Among the organizations that receive toys through Toy Box Connection are the Mooseheart orphanage, Together We Cope, Loyola University Hospitals, Ronald McDonald House and many child advocacy centers and domestic violence shelters.

Toy Box Connection also provides toys and books to soldiers’ families through the Helmets for Hardhats and Operation Homefront organizations.

These toys are not just for Christmas. They are used throughout the year for birthdays, special occasions, incentive programs, hospital visits and counseling situations.

“It takes so little to bring some joy into a child’s life” Maxia said. “I know we can bring some joy to those children in St. Jude. Please help us fill the truck.”

You can learn more about the “Christmas in July” toy drive and Toy Box Connection by visiting www.toyboxconnection.com or calling (708) 691-2715.

 
 
 

MOOSEHEART KIDS DAY OUT MARCH 2014 A VICTORY ONCE AGAIN!!

Dekker: Mooseheart kids enjoy fun-filled day in Tinley Park

 
 
     
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Michelle Maxi(center) director Toy Box Connectichildren's charity OrlPark having fun with kids from Mooseheart Child City School. | Julie

Michelle Maxia (center), director of the Toy Box Connection children's charity in Orland Park, having fun with the kids from Mooseheart Child City and School. | Julie Dekker/For Sun-Times Media

 

Updated: March 30, 2014 2:17AM



Treating the residents of Mooseheart Child City and School to a day of fun is more than an act of kindness to Michelle Maxia, founder of the Toy Box Connection children’s charity.

It’s about keeping her word.

A 14-year-old boy who resides at Child City told Maxia that he remembered what she told all the kids at their first outing given by the Toy Box Connection. He said she promised them that as long as there was a Toy Box Connection, she would make these events happen for them.

That was seven years ago and about the time that Orland Park-based Toy Box Connection opened its doors, determined to brighten the lives of underprivileged children by providing them with a toy, a book or a fun outing.

The day of fun for the Mooseheart children was among the first projects that Maxia put together.

Aurora-based Mooseheart Child City and School consists of 26 independent homes for orphaned or abandoned children ranging in age from 3 to 18 from all over the United States.

Affectionately known as the “Toy Lady” to the kids at Mooseheart, Maxia said keeping her promise to them is of the utmost importance to her.

“I want to make sure that they know there are people out there that do what they say they will,” she said. “I hope to set an example for them and let them know there are people who care.”

On March 21, 150 Mooseheart children were treated to food, gifts and fun at Centennial Bowl in Tinley Park.

Bryan Miller, Mooseheart’s head of recreation, told me that “just getting off of campus is a big deal, but getting all the kids out together at the same time is huge. Maxia is amazing for helping us in this way.”

Along with her faithful volunteers, Maxia wanted to thank all of the businesses that stepped up to help make it a great and memorable day for the kids.

Pizza was provided by Ed N Joe’s and Durbin’s, both in downtown Tinley Park, along with Giordano’s and Rosati’s, both in Orland Park. Volunteers from Costco, World’s Finest Chocolate and many area Kohl’s stores volunteers pitched in as well.

http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/tinleypark/26415975-521/dekker-mooseheart-kids-enjoy-fun-filled-day-in-tinley-park.html

2014=United Methodist Church of New Lenox
JAMUTC (Jesus And Me Under The Cross) Junior High Youth Group

YOU  ROCK!! THANK YOU FOR  THE  TOY  DRIVE &  THE HELP!

2014  HUGS  FOR  CHRIS  THANK YOU  FOR THE BOOK DONATION-

HUNDREDS  CAME  TO US A SUCCESSFUL  DAY!

2014 THANK YOU TO ALL THE GROUPS & FAMILIES THAT TOOK TIME TO DO TOY DRIVES AND DONATE TOYS THIS YEAR YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!

2014 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

  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!!

 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!!

  A BLESSING TO SO MANY

 A 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 YOUR  CHILDREN.....

TOY BOX WAREHOUSE NEEDS LOOK AROUND SEE IF YOU HAVE THESE HANGING AROUND WE COULD USE THEM!

TOY BOX CONNECTION PARTNERS with Marquette bank to help Clara's house women's shelter

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!!

 -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 DIFFERENCE!!

THANK YOU TO  HALF PRICE BOOKS IN ORLAND PARK  FOR THEIR MONTHLY DONATIONS OF BOOKS! THOUSANDS OF KIDS  NOW HAVE BOOKS IN THEIR HANDS!!

  AGAIN WE WERE BLESSED TO GIVE OUR AMAZING KIDS  FROM MOOSEHEART A DAY OF FUN HERE  . 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!

 

 

 

 

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 Box Connection.

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 or dented.

“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.

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