Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Find out where you can donate toys, food or money to a good cause.
There are numerous opportunities to experience the true meaning of Christmas in Lake Zurich by helping those less fortunate. Here are some: Verizon Wireless Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive The Lake Zurich Verizon Wireless, 668 S. Rand Road, is participating in this toy drive for children of domestic violence survivors. With a simple donation, residents have a chance to impact the life of a child in need this holiday season. Donations can be made through Saturday, Dec. 15. Give Gifts that Help Children Succeed with United Way of Lake County's Holiday Catalog Make a donation in honor of or in memory of a special person who made a difference in your life. Or consider a gift from United Way of Lake County’s Holiday Catalog in lieu of …
Friday, December 16, 2011
A Lake Zurich police officer coordinated this year's efforts here.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Geoff Meyer and The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL) collected approximately 40 brand new toys and raised $500.00 for the Toys for Tots foundation through the generosity of the TCYFL and TCYFL Cares. The toys were donated by TCYFL league representatives and their spouses and the $500.00 was collected through a raffle of autographed items from the Chicago Bears, Chicago Rush and Northwestern University. The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL), the largest independent youth tackle football league in the United States, fields thousands of players on hundreds of teams from thirty Member Communities based throughout Chicagoland and southeastern Wisconsin, including: Antioch, Barrington, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Cary, Crystal Lake…
Thursday, January 6, 2011
More than $1,000 in cash donations and loads of toys collected for less fortunate children this past Christmas.
Despite the difficult economy affecting many residents, the Toys for Tots program saw generous donations this past holiday season. An overwhelming amount of toys were donated in collection boxes placed at 15 businesses and organizations throughout the village. And a total of $1,280 in cash donations also were made by The Chicagland Youth Football League, the Koffee Kup restaurant and an anonymous donor. "Pea Pod had a challenge with its employees, and they filled four collection boxes at their location," said Officer Vince TeRonde of the Lake Zurich Police Department, who has overseen the program for the last 10 years. The company also donated the storage units that sat at police headquarters and housed toys until they were ready for …
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
New and unwrapped toys will be accepted until Tuesday, Dec. 21 at locations throughout town.
For the past 63 years, the Marines Toys for Tots program has had the goal of bringing hope and happiness to less fortunate children at Christmas time. And the Lake Zurich Police Department, which is the central collection location, is again playing a large part in ensuring the program's success for this holiday season. For the past 10 years, Officer Vince TeRonde has overseen the collection of gifts for Toys for Tots. Until they are distributed, donated toys will be kept in a 12-foot storage unit donated by Pods, which is currently located in the police department parking lot. New and unwrapped toys will be accepted for children of all ages and can be dropped in collection boxes through Tuesday, Dec. 21. When the boxes become filled, …