The Lombard Fire Department’s 18th annual Toy Drive kicks off Monday, Nov. 26 and will end with a Toy Parade on Main Street, from St. Charles to Wilson Ave., Saturday, Dec. 8. Residents are encouraged to bring unopened toys and items to Lombard Fire Stations and Village Hall for donation. Firefighters will also collect toys from residents along Main St. on Dec. 8, and will bring them to Yorktown Shopping Center for sorting.
Toy Drive: Nov. 26 – Dec. 8
Beginning Monday, Nov. 26, toy drive collection bins will be available in four locations, including the Lombard Village Hall (255 E. Wilson), Fire Station 45 (50 E. St. Charles Road), Fire Station 44 (2020 S. Highland Avenue) and Schroeder’s Ace Hardware (837 Westmore/Meyers Road). Items requested include new toys (unwrapped), and baby supplies such as formula and diapers. Items collected will benefit the Teen Parent Connection, First Things First and the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry. Schools in District 44 and 45 will also collect items. Cash donations are also being accepted and may be dropped off at either Lombard Fire Station.
“This is our 18th year of collecting toys and items that help to make the season a little brighter for our residents and neighbors,” said Lombard Firefighter and Paramedic Ben Speck. “It’s so inspiring to see this Village come together for their neighbors who might need a helping hand. That’s what makes Lombard so special. And it’s our honor to be able bring these families a little extra joy during the holidays.”
Toy Parade: Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Residents are invited to attend the Toy Parade on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 10:30 a.m. The Fire Department, along with volunteers including Cub Scouts from Lombard Pack 42, will depart Fire Station 45 at 50 E. St. Charles at 10:15 a.m., and will proceed south on Main Street to Glenbard East High School. Residents may line up along southbound Main Street to donate gifts, up to Glenbard East High School. Donations will then be brought to Yorktown Shopping Center for sorting.