The Chicagoland Toys for Tots organization at Monday’s Village Board Meeting, November 15, 2021, presented the Arlington Heights Fire Department and firefighters with an award for being one of the top toy collection sites of 2020.
Arlington Heights firefighters have been involved annually to provide toys and coats for children and families for Christmas and the annual seasonal holidays in December.
The Chicagoland Toys for Tots drive goes until Dec 21, 2021 in order for toys to be ready for delivery this Christmas. However, Chicagoland Toys for Tots is a year round organization and accepts donations year round.
The annual coat drive supported by the Arlington Heights Fire Department is activated from November 15 annually, and goes until December 15.
There are receptacle boxes at all four Arlington Heights fire stations located on Arlington Heights.
Local firefighters and the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization as well as School District 25 are teaming up to help needy students and families in the district. Arlington Heights Firefighters will be collecting new and gently used coats as well as new toys at all four fire stations for the month of November and December. This is the ninth consecutive year the Arlington Heights Firefighters have hosted the coat drive and have collected nearly 4000 coats as well as countless toys.
Coats and toys will be collected at the following Arlington Heights Fire Stations:
Station 1 — 300 East Sigwalt St
Station 2 — 1150 N. Arlington Heights Rd
Station 3 — 2000 South Arlington Heights Rd
Station 4 — 3030 North Arlington Heights Rd
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