Join us at the Naperville NIU Campus for a chance to shop from local small business owners, Crafters, Jewelers and more. Admission is a New Unwrapped Toy Donation or $5 to be donated to the Toys for Tots organization. Please come and help local, less unfortunate children enjoy this Holiday Season. Please note the Guideline below for toys. Also please consider older children this year as well. Thank you all for attending and dontating.
TOY GUIDELINE - We accept new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls from infants to age 12. The age groups we typically need more of are infants and 10-12 years. We tend to receive a lot of board games but would love to give items to older kids such as hand-held electronics, jewelry sets, cosmetics, arts and crafts, models, creative/educational and athletic equipment. There are always suggestions on line with what’s popular today.
STUFFED ANIMALS - Because many of the social service agencies we work with do not request stuffed animals, and due to the difficulty in determining if a stuffed animal is in fact a new toy, we prefer not to receive stuffed animals. However, we don’t like to turn down fluffy donations. Please bag your stuffed animal in a clear plastic bag before donating.
FOOD, CLOTHING, REALISTIC LOOKING WEAPONS - If donated, such items will not be distributed.
MONETARY DONATIONS - If anyone prefers to make a monetary donation instead of toys, checks are preferred and should be made out to Toys for Tots. Please provide an envelope with your company name written on the outside. Put all cash and checks into the envelope and give it to the Marine or the person transporting the toys to our warehouse.
GIFT CARDS - The acceptance of gift cards as donations is appreciated but should be avoided. However in the event they are presented, they are used by the coordinator to purchase toys. Toys for Tots campaigns are not authorized to distribute these as gifts and are mandated to turn them into toys before distribution.