Posts tagged "Toy Drive"

Older kids often overlooked in toy drive donations

A few years ago I helped set up for the Care for Real toy drive distribution day. This involved sorting donations by age and placing them on the appropriate tables. The age range with the most gifts was 0-3. Those toys were piled onto a row of tables with many more waiting in back for replenishing throughout... Read more »

Toy drive supports Care for Real and 800+ children they serve

Toy drive supports Care for Real and 800+ children they serve
Collections for the Care for Real toy drive start on Saturday, November 22nd. Care for Real is the food pantry for the Edgewater neighborhood in Chicago. In addition to providing families in need with food, clothing, school supplies, career counseling, and other services all year, Care for Real runs a toy distribution that last year... Read more »

Care for Real toy drive provided gifts to 800 children

Care for Real distributed toy drive donations to families on Tuesday, December 17. Executive Director Lyle Allen described this as their best year ever in terms of quantity and quality of donations. According to the Care for Real Facebook page gifts were provided for over 800 children. Thank you to everyone who donated either at... Read more »
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Andersonville weekend events and toy drive update

Andersonville weekend events and toy drive update
This weekend the holiday celebrations continue in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. While you are in the area for shopping, visiting Santa, and other fun please drop off a donation for the Care for Real toy drive. Drop off locations and online giving options are detailed below. Late Night Andersonville is on Friday, December 6th. Stores stay open... Read more »

Care for Real Toy Distribution

That's a lot of toys. But wait...
Care for Real distributed toys to more than 600 Edgewater families on Tuesday, December 18. I was excited to be there to see some of the people who would benefit from donations to toy drives, such as the one I promoted on this site. The gallery below contains images from the toy distribution. Care for Real... Read more »

Toy Drive: Thank you

I planned to pick up toys on Mondays. Although the toy drive had only been running for a few days (which included the Thanksgiving holiday), I was disappointed when there was nothing for me to pick up the first week.
Thank you to everyone who supported the toy drive for Edgewater’s food pantry Care For Real either by dropping off toys at Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest or by donating online. I am thrilled with the response. I was inspired to do a toy drive by Burgh Baby’s Christmas Crazy. Her results truly are crazy. Seriously, look at... Read more »
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Toy drive final week includes "Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars" Day

Toy drive final week includes "Wear Star Wars, Share Star Wars" Day
After the great disappointment of finding an empty toy donation bin for two weeks in a row I was thrilled when Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest called to let me know that bin was overflowing. Was it ever! You can see the bounty in the photo. I kept telling myself that the toys would come, but... Read more »

Toy Drive: Donate online now to make the biggest impact

Toy Drive: Donate online now to make the biggest impact
Although the online portion of my Toy Drive for Care for Real will continue for a few more weeks the site that hosts it will be cutting the first check based on the money raised by December 5. That means that donating now will have the biggest impact on helping Care for Real support over... Read more »

Cyber Monday Virtual Toy Drive

Cyber Monday Virtual Toy Drive
I kicked off my toy drive for Care for Real less than a week ago.Since the drive started there was a holiday and a long weekend when many people go out of town, so I didn’t think we would have collected much yet. Still, since it was a big shopping weekend, I thought there might... Read more »
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Care for Real Toy Drive: Help Edgewater Kids in Need Have a Happy Holiday

Care for Real Toy Drive: Help Edgewater Kids in Need Have a Happy Holiday
Updated 11/30/2012 Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest (formerly Bikram Yoga Andersonville) and Listing Toward Forty are partnering to collect toys for needy children in Edgewater. The collected toys will be brought to Care For Real, Edgewater’s food pantry, for distribution to the families they serve. Bring unused, unwrapped toys to Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest at 5715 North... Read more »