Giving to Toys for Tots

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It’s the season of giving and one way you can do your part will put a smile on a child’s face.

For the eleventh year in a row, the Naperville Park District Police Department is participating in Toys for Tots, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual toy drive.

New, unwrapped toys can be donated at collection boxes around town, to help those less fortunate who can’t afford Christmas gifts for their children.

“It’s one of those events that makes you feel good to be helpful collecting the toys,” said Chief Carl Schnibben of the Naperville Park District Police. “We do it, the Naperville Police do it, the Naperville Fire Department, a lot of the private merchants have Toys for Tots boxes so if you can’t get them to us you can get them to plenty of other locations throughout the town. It’s just one of those things where you’re glad to do it.”

You can donate now through December 16. For the full list of collection box locations, check the Naperville Park District website.

The park district asks that you don’t donate any toy weapons.

Naperville News 17’s Christine Lena reports.