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 …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Between the Toy and Food Drive, charity basketball at Deerfield High School and Christmas tree sales at the Optimist lot, Deerfield was all about giving Saturday.
Along with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Deerfield made Saturday Giving Saturday in the Village. Between the third annual drive through toy and food drive, a three on three basketball tournament to benefit the Deerfield High School School Chest and Christmas Tree sales at the Optimist lot, the people in the Village were all about making a difference Saturday. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield), state Sen. Elect Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and Mayor Harriet Rosenthal all stopped by with toys, food or both. Two young sisters—Jane Pinsky and Becca Pinsky—showed a mature understanding of the spirit of the season. “It’s …
See Patch's interactive map of Toys for Tots drop-off locations on the North Shore.
For many, the holiday season is a time of giving and donations. The Marine Toys for Tots foundation, which sets up bins every year, gives people the chance to donate toys to less-fortunate children. The Toys for Tots website has a list of drop-off locations that Patch has compiled into an interactive map. Most locations accept toys until Monday, Dec. 17, but a few businesses will continue collecting toys until later this week. Click on the individual map point for details about the location and operating hours.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Police Department, Township, United States Marine, Italian Kitchen, Mutual Hardware and Deerfield Bank & Trust join forces.
A joint drive through toy and food drive sponsored by a mix of six government organizations and private businesses will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at the northwest corner of Deerfield Road and Rosemary Terrace in Deerfield. People are encouraged to bring new unwrapped toys along with canned food, personal care items and cleaning supplies, according to Village Management Analyst Andrew Lichterman. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. For those who want to park and get out of the car, Santa Claus will be there with some “furry friends” courtesy of Kroll’s Farm, according to Lichterman. “This is our third year (and we’re) looking for it to be a …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Check out the list of places in Deerfield you can volunteer to help others during the holiday season and beyond.
As shoppers scurry about Deerfield seeking holiday gifts, there are also plenty of opportunities to give the gift of yourself whether volunteering time or making donations to those in need. Here are some of Patch’s suggestions. 1. West Deerfield Township Food Pantry. The Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. for donations. West Deerfield Township Supervisor Julie Morrison is always looking for volunteers to help stack food but call first at 847-945-8317 before coming by. The Food Pantry needs will not stop with the holiday season. Donations and voluntary help are needed continuously. 2. Optimist Christmas Tree Lot. Located in Jewett Park, the Deerfield Optimists are in their 50th year of selling …
Monday, December 20, 2010
The first annual drive-thru charity event gathered Christmas gifts for young kids and canned goods for the local food pantry.
One by one cars lined up to participate in Deerfield's first annual drive-thru charity event. Residents rolled up, popped their trunks and volunteers unloaded food and toys to give to needy families in the community for the holidays. "We just wanted to take an extra day and make it easy for people to contribute," said volunteer and organizer Jack Frigo. On Saturday, the Deerfield Police Department teamed up with Marines and their Toys for Tots program to help gather gifts for children to open on Christmas. It was the first event of its kind in Deerfield and was held in the parking lot at the intersection of Deerfield Road and Rosemary Terrace. Residents also stopped by local grocery stores to pick up a few items to be donated to the …