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Toys, donations needed for Respond Now Holiday Giveaway

December 02, 2018 - 22:17
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During this season of giving, Respond Now is seeking unwrapped new toys for boys and girls from newborn to age 14 for its Holiday Giveaway event on Dec. 12 and 13. 
 
The agency is in need of games, books, craft items, sports equipment and gift cards in $20 amounts. While clothes and food are not needed specifically for this drive, Respond Now always accepts food donations for general use and to give their clients a boost for the holiday. 
 

Donations will benefit local organizations on #GivingTuesday

November 24, 2018 - 08:44
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Local non-profit organizations are taking part in #GivingTuesday, a global day of sharing, on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Founded in New York City in 2012, #GivingTuesday offers people the chance to help others by supporting causes important to them. It is estimated that over the past five years $300 million has been raised online to benefit organizations large and small.
 
In the Homewood-Flossmoor area, several organizations will be participating.

Winfrey girls break Toys for Tots fundraising record one quarter at a time

December 18, 2017 - 19:42
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Inflation has not hit the Winfrey girls' hot chocolate stand, an annual fundraiser for the Marine Corp Reserves Toys for Tots program. In spite of their low prices, Kayla, 18, and Mara, 16, managed to break their own fundraising record, bringing in $1,650 this year. That meant more toys for needy children this Christmas.

Toys from police shopping spree will again go to needy kids

December 05, 2017 - 07:53
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Flossmoor police officers, during their Monday pre-holiday shopping spree, got a peek inside Santa’s workshop. Or at least the closest than any of us will ever get to it. The officers were granted access to a holiday storage area at Flossmoor’s Meijer store for the Marine Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, a holiday donation entirely funded by Meijer.

Holiday season giving is easy, helps local agencies, charities

December 04, 2017 - 21:31
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Does the holiday season make you feel generous? You’re not alone. This is the time of year when most people open their hearts and wallets to help those in need, a way of spreading cheer that feels good.

While there are worthy causes around the world, charitable giving close to home brings an added benefit: strengthening the community where givers live.

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