Brighten the holiday for a local child in need: drop off donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots at the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Rd., Lincolnshire, Ill., through Dec. 9, 2012. The library is open 9 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 12–5 p.m. on Sundays.
Toys for Tots aims to provide Christmas gifts for children of families in need. For each requesting family, Toys for Tots aims to provide two toys, one large and one small, for each child ages 0-14.
Donations should be new, unwrapped toys, games, action figures, dolls, puzzles, or anything for babies or toddlers. Toys for Tots does not accept food, clothes, used toys, or liquid products such as perfumes, lotions, or body wash.
The Vernon Area Public Library has served as a Toys for Tots collection site since 2006.
About Toys for Tots
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation (the fundraising, funding, and support organization for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program) is an IRS-recognized 501(C)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Since its inception in 1947, Toys for Tots has distributed more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million needy children. For more information about donating, collections, or registering to receive toys, please visit http://toysfortots.org.
About the Vernon Area Public Library District
The Vernon Area Public Library District serves a population of 41,000 within a 29-square-mile area that includes Lincolnshire, Prairie View, and parts of Buffalo Grove, Long Grove, Riverwoods, Vernon Hills, and unincorporated Vernon Township. For more information about the library and its services, visit http://www.vapld.info.