The 22nd annual Mount Prospect Toys for Kids program offers residents and businesses an opportunity to make the holidays brighter for hundreds of local children by donating toys or gift cards. Last year alone, the program assisted more than 300 children from over 100 families.
"This event helps to relieve financial stress so that parents can enjoy the holidays with their children. For some children, this is one of the few gifts they receive to open on the holiday," said Mount Prospect Human Services Director Julie Kane.
Village staff reviews financial assessments that qualify the children and families to participate and they are invited to Fire Station 14 on Saturday, Dec. 15, to pick up their toys and visit with Santa Claus.
Residents or businesses can drop off new, unwrapped toys at any Mount Prospect fire station through Friday, Dec. 7. Officials say they especially need for donations for children ages 7-13. Older children especially appreciate gift cards to major department stores.
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