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Toys For Hope

Some Palos Heights Public Library staff members have organized an Easter Toy Drive for the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation benefiting boys and girls ages birth to 18 who are dealing with cancer treatment. New toys (no stuffed animals please) can be dropped off in the special bin inside the library. Gift cards are recommended for teens. Suggestions for gift cards include fast food restaurants, video rental stores, record stores, and electronics stores. For more information and location call the library at 448-1473.

My boys were excited to be a part of the giving. My son Hayden has been the recipient of toys from The Treasure Chest and he was happy to tell his brothers how much it meant to him when he was sick. I took them to the store to choose two items each to donate. Though I tried to steer them to gender neutral toys they had a hard time choosing for girls. In the end the decision was theirs. One boy toy and one girl CD from each. Hayden recently had a birthday and donated a gift card that he received in addition to this. I was so proud of them. We were honored to be in a photo showing their donation in a Fox News Shout Out. The boys woke up early and called me at work to let me know they had been on the whole screen on TV.  Fox News Shout Out generously sharing the cause with Chicago-land dramatically increased donations on that day. There is so much more that we as a community can give. These toys will be placed locally at Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. Please consider a donation and please give generously.

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April 1, 2009 Posted by | Toys For Hope | , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments