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. We are so much more
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
Well Team Toy Box once again pulled off an incredible day with the kids at Mooseheart child city!! We went to them because
of restrictions. Covid did not stop us from bringing them some joy.
Tacos-treats-prizes and a day outside together....A special thank you to the Clark Family & IUEC for
helping make it happen!
THERE ARE NO
WORDS TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO FRANK CHRISTENSEN AND HIS IUEC MEMBERS AGAIN GIFTED TOY BOX CONNECTION ...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
2021OUR SUBARU HEROS!!!!!
WORDS CANNOT COME CLOSE TO EXPRESSING OUR GRATITIUDE FOR ORLAND PARK SUBARU! WERE THE LOCAL CHRITY AGAIN THIS YEAR!!
THEY CHOSE US FOR THE SHARE THE LOVE EVENT ONCE AGAIN-
NOT AN EASY TASK AS THERE ARE 3 OTHER BIG NAME CHARITIES TO CHOOSE FROM.
THE COMMITMENT OF THE SALES PEOPLE TO SHARE WHO WE ARE AT TOY BOX CONNECTION WAS INSTRUMENTAL , WITHOUT THEIR DEDICATION AND COMMUNICATION CUSTOMERS I
BELIEVE WOULD HAVE QUICKLY LOOKED OVER US AS A CHOICE.
WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT ! THEY ARE AN AMAZING GROUP ! HOMETOWN COMMITTED!
WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE DO IN AMAZING FASHION OF COURSE!!
WE HAVE CONNECTED OUT THOUSANDS OF TOYS- NEW CLOTHES - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS-AND MORE TO ST COLETTAS - SISTER HOUSE- ST BLAZE-
BLESSED CHILD -HOMELESS - VETERENS-UPCOMING CAMPS-MISERACORDIA AS WELL-TOO MANY TO NAME
THOUGH WE ARE LIMITED IN PASSING OUT GENTLY USED TOYS (AS RESTRICTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE FOR MOST)
................WE WILL DO WHAT WE CAN ALWAYS.
WE HAVE NOT STOPPED AND WILL CONTINUE TO HELP AS MANY CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES AS WE
COVID MAY HAVE SLOWED US DOWN BUT IT DID NOT STOP US HERE AT TOY BOX CONNECTION
...TEAM TOY BOX YOU ARE ROCKING IT OUT!.... NO SUPRISE AT
MOOSEHEART CAME OUT WITH A HORSE TRAILER AND
WE LOADED IT THIS WEEK
ALL OUR FUNDRAISNG WENT AWAY LAST YEAR PLEASE CONSIDER A MONETARY DONATION IF YOU ARE IN A POSITION TO DO SO
-WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE DO AND WE DEFINITELY NEED THE SUPPORT ESPECIALLY NOW..THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO STEPPED UP TO DONATE TOYS- DO TOY
TOW TRUCKS FOR TOTS-
TOYS FOR TOTS-
CRYSTAL TREE COMMUNITY-
ST MICHAELS SCHOOL & FAMILIES -
KEVIN DOWLING TOY DRIVE-
COMMIT FIT -
STUDENT COUNSEL CENTURY JR HIGH-
MARQUETTE BANK -
PEACE MEMORIAL CHURCH -
MANNY /FLO MARTINEZ-
I JUST KNOW I FORGOT TO MENTION A FEW BUT THANK YOU
TO ALL THE FAMILIES THAT WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE MOST GENEROUS OF GIFTING!
- ALL WHO DELIVERED TOYS ( VINCE, ED , TOM AND BILL )-DONATED MONEY / CARDS - WITH YOUR SUPPORT WE
ROCKED OUT CHRISTMAS 2020 -WE REACHED SO MANY CHILDREN AND COULDNT BE HAPPIER IN SPITE OF THIS YEARS CHALLENGES!
A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO OUR IUEC FAMILY THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHAT YOU HELP US DO.....THE BAR HAS BEEN
MATTRESS DELIVERY TO DARKHORSE LODGE IN TENNESSE FOR OUR VET RETREAT HOUSE A SUCCESS!! BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS
AMAZING PROJECT!! THANK YOU IUEC - VANEK
& MARINE TOMMY -COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
2020-MORE LOCAL MATTRESS CONNECTIONS -ALL THESE GROUPS HELPING CHILDREN WITHOUT BEDS! UNIVISION-SLEEP IN HEAVENLY
PEACE-RECLAIM 13 THANK YOU IUEC -VANEK TRUCKING AND OUR MARINE TOMMY COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT
A SHOUT OUT FOR ALLTHE EFFORTS FROM TOW TRUCKS FOR TOTS THIS YEAR! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SAFE PARADE AND GENEROUS TOY
ONCE MORE YOU HAVE STEPPED UP!!!
VICTORY DROP OFF Toy Box family TEAM OBRIEN DIANE drove with her husband to make a huge donation from our Toybox facility to the
Saint Joseph Indian School in South Dakota NEAR AND FAR WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERNCE -LOVE YOU GUYS!
SUMMER 2020 ANOTHER INCREDIBLE CONNECTION -CAMP QUALITY KIDS CANCER CAMP PICKING UP
TOYS...ALTHOUGH A ZOOM CAMP THE TOYS ARE BEING DELIVERED TO EACH CHILD AMAZING- BLESSED TO BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING CAMP!!
SUMMER 2020 AMAZING
CONNECTION SHP "SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE" BUILD BEDS FOR KIDS...WE DONATED SEVERAL MATTRESSES ....HOW BLESSED ARE WE TO GIVE SEVERAL CHILDREN A REAL PLACE TO LAY
THEIR HEADS DOWN!
COVID -19 SPRING/SUMMER 2020-WELL TOYS ARE ON HOLD
BUT THAT DOES NOT STOP US FROM HELPING-WE HAVE SWITCHED GEARS TEMPORARILY AND ARE CONNECTING FOOD AND NEW CLOTHES TO MANY ORGANIZATIONS HOMELESS SHELTERS
BATTERED WOMENS SHELTERS-CHILDRENS HOME & AID, SMALL FOOD PANTRIES STRUGGLING --LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR-THE PORT-ST COLETTA-BRIDGE TEEN CENTER- HEANY HOUSE,
ST BALZE-JUST TO NAME A FEW. WE HAVE ALSO CONNECTED NEW TOYS TO MANY FACILITIES WHERE CHILDREN ARE STUCK INSIDE TO
HELP THEM PASS THE TIME...WHERE GOD CALLS WE ANSWER THANK YOU FOR EVERYONES SUPPORT-IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US AS WELL, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THE
DONATE BUTTON ABOVE -NO MATTER WHAT KEEP US IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS WE CONTINUE TO STEP UP OUR EFFORTS! BELOW ARE A COUPLE SNAP SHOTS OF
STAY SAFE EVERYONE-
WE WILL ADD NEW PICTURES EVERY WEEK
OUR ANNUAL BUNCO THANK YOU
ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT!!!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME AND TO THOSE WHO DONATED TO THE EVENT
**2019**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
WE SENT WHAT WE COULD TO THE 2018 HURRICAINE VICTIMS .THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR DONATIONS ...WE HAVE MADE A DFFERENCE ...WE HAVE BROUGHT HOPE TO MANY
Century Media and Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery annual Cheers to Charity event THANK
YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!
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 .
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
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
2018 ONCE AGAIN 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!
CAN YOU SAY SUCCESS OPERATION
WE DID IT WE FILLED AN ENTIRE SEMI
TRUCK! IT ARRIVED FRIDAY AFTERNOON LOADED!
MANY THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED OUR
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!!
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....
2017 MOOSEHEART CHILD CITY ARRIVED WITH A HORSE TRAILER....WE FILLED HER UP!!
ONCE AGAIN A COMPLETE SUCCESS 2018 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!
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!
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!
THE CIVIC OPERA HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO ONCE AGAIN HIT ONE OUT OF THE PARK!!
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!
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.
Dekker: Mooseheart kids enjoy fun-filled day in Tinley Park
By Julie Dekker Citizen Journalistemail@example.com March 29, 2014 12:16AM
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
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
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
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.
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 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 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.....
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
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 !
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
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