Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Toys for Tots is just one of many ways the Deerfield based company gets involved in local communities.
Walgreens corporate citizenship was on display Monday when employees at the company’s Deerfield corporate headquarters helped two United States Marines load a truck full of holiday gifts as part of the Toys for Tots program. The drive took place not only at the corporate headquarters but at Walgreens 8,000 stores throughout the country with the toys staying in the local communities throughout the nation. Earlier: Cancer Survivors Unify With a Purpose The Toy for Tots partnership with the United States Marine Corps and the Ellen DeGeneres show is just one example of Walgreens’ effort to be a giving member of not just the North Suburban community, but all over the United States. “We want to help our local communities,” Director of Cause …
Monday, December 17, 2012
See Patch's interactive map of Toys for Tots drop-off locations on the North Shore.
For many, the holiday season is a time of giving and donations. The Marine Toys for Tots foundation, which sets up bins every year, gives people the chance to donate toys to less-fortunate children. The Toys for Tots website has a list of drop-off locations that Patch has compiled into an interactive map. Most locations accept toys until Monday, Dec. 17, but a few businesses will continue collecting toys until later this week. Click on the individual map point for details about the location and operating hours.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police Department, Township, United States Marine, Italian Kitchen, Mutual Hardware and Deerfield Bank & Trust join forces.
A joint drive through toy and food drive sponsored by a mix of six government organizations and private businesses will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Rosemary Terrace in Deerfield. People are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys along with canned food, personal care items and cleaning supplies, according to Village Management Analyst Andrew Lichterman. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. For those who want to park and get out of the car, Santa Claus will be there with some “furry friends” courtesy of Kroll’s Farm, according to Lichterman. “This is our third year (and we’re) looking for it to be a …