CHICAGO – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, encourages residents to help ensure every child receives a gift this holiday season by dropping off new and unwrapped toys for his Toys for Tots collection drive at his district office by Friday, Dec. 14.
“The holidays should be a time of happiness and cheer, but some families in our community can’t afford to pay bills, let alone buy gifts,” said D’Amico. “I’m proud to partner with Toys for Tots to help bring joy to children whose families are experiencing difficult times.”
D’Amico requests donations of new and unwrapped toys and gifts, particularly for children between 7 and 14. Good items include popular toys such as Frisbees, footballs, soccer balls, skateboards, sports equipment, board games, purses and small electronics.
D’Amico will accept toys through Friday, Dec. 14 at his district office, located at 4404 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago, on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information and a complete list of local Toys for Tots drop-off locations, please visit www.toysfortots.org.
“While shopping this holiday season, families should remember those in need,” D’Amico said. “This is the season of giving, and the smallest gestures can go a long way in brightening a child’s holiday.”