AURORA, Ill. – As the holiday season kicks off, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is helping ensure every child receives a holiday gift by collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys at her district office as a part of the United States Marine Corps’ annual “Toys for Tots” drive coordinated through the Fox Valley Marine Corps League.

“With the holidays just around the corner, it’s important to remember that this can be a tough time for families struggling to make ends meet,” Kifowit said. “As a Marine Veteran, I am thrilled to be partnering up with the Fox Valley Marine Corps League and offering my office as a drop-off location for Toys for Tots.”

Residents may drop off toy donations at Kifowit’s constituent service office, located at 1677 Montgomery Rd., Ste. 116 in Aurora, Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes the toys as gifts to less fortunate children in local communities. The Toys for Tots program is most in need of toys for children ages 7 to 14, with the most requested toys including footballs, soccer balls, skateboards, sports equipment, games, purses and small electronics. In 2016, Marines and volunteers through the Toys for Tots program distributed 18 million toys to seven million children.

For more information and for a complete list of area drop off locations, please visit

“While families are out doing their holiday shopping, I encourage everyone to pick out a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need and help spread some holiday cheer,” Kifowit said. “This small act of kindness can make a big difference in a child’s life.”

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84th District

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