CHICAGO, Ill. — As the holiday season nears, state Rep. Michael Kelly, D-Chicago, is working to reduce the number of children that go without presents during the holiday season by collecting donations for new, unwrapped toys at his district office as a part of the United States Marine Corps’ annual “Toys for Tots” drive.
“We all have an opportunity to make the difference between a child opening a present this holiday season and having their hopes broken,” said Kelly. “One small donation can make an incredible impact in the life of a child who would have otherwise gone without any presents this holiday season.”
The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes the toys as gifts to less fortunate children in local communities. The Toys for Tots program is most in need of toys for children ages 7 to 14, with the most requested toys including footballs, soccer balls, skateboards, sports equipment, games, purses and small electronics.
Residents may drop off donations at Kelly’s constituent service office, located at 4200 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The holiday season is about helping out those who might be down on their luck,” Kelly continued. “Knowing that our district’s donations could be the highlight of a child’s holiday season is why my office continues to participate in this great program.”
For more information, please contact Kelly’s constituent service office at 773.736.0218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.