Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Toys for Tots is just one of many ways the Deerfield based company gets involved in local communities.
Walgreens corporate citizenship was on display Monday when employees at the company’s Deerfield corporate headquarters helped two United States Marines load a truck full of holiday gifts as part of the Toys for Tots program. The drive took place not only at the corporate headquarters but at Walgreens 8,000 stores throughout the country with the toys staying in the local communities throughout the nation. Earlier: Cancer Survivors Unify With a Purpose The Toy for Tots partnership with the United States Marine Corps and the Ellen DeGeneres show is just one example of Walgreens’ effort to be a giving member of not just the North Suburban community, but all over the United States. “We want to help our local communities,” Director of Cause …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
An anonymous donor gave $25,000 to Toys for Tots to replace money that disappeared in a suspected embezzlement. The donor asked to remain anonymous, but the gift was made in memory of former Chicago Bears great Sid Luckman. Another donor, CouponCabin, als
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Thousands of local kids won’t get Christmas presents this year after a former volunteer with a Chicago “Toys For Tots” program allegedly embezzled at least $25,000 from the well-known charity, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The uglier the better in a unique fund-raiser for Toys for Tots.
"We are here with bells on," said Jeff Lockwood. He wasn't kidding. He and his wife, Joyce Campbell, both had adorned Bears sweatshirts with random jingle bells for the Ugly Christmas Sweater event held Dec. 20 at The Vine. The Vine, Rudolph's Furniture, A2B Board Shop sponsored the fund-raiser for Toys for Tots. "We are cheering on the Bears, and supporting the kids through Toys for Tots," Lockwood said. "And I had an ugly sweater lying around." The unique event attracted more than 100 people on a snowing winter's eve to enjoy laughs and drinks. For every ugly sweater that came through the door from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., The Vine donated $5 to Toys for Tots. Marines also worked the crowd for 50/50 donations and raffle tickets. A2B donated …
Monday, November 22, 2010
Area veterans celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Marines and raise money and collect toys for Toys for Tots.
"Once a Marine, always a Marine," said World War II veteran Leo Mordini of Grayslake. "You couldn't find a better service than the Marines." The pride in the service and in fellow Marines was evident during the 27th annual Tom Grosvenor Memorial Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast and Toys for Tots Kick-Off held Oct. 13 at American Legion Post 703 in Fox Lake. This year, the event also recognized the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, founded in 1775. Grosvenor, a Viet Nam veteran who lives in Grayslake, said the event is an important tradition. "I look forward to this like a kid at Christmas," Grosvenor said. "To see these veterans, friends and fellow Marines, it is all very heartwarming. These guys are truly all for one and …