The Greater Joliet Area YMCA has been proud to once again serve as a Toys for Tots collection and distribution site in 2021. As the largest distribution organization in the area, the Y sorts through several thousand toys each holiday season. Last week, volunteers came together at the Galowich Family YMCA to prepare gifts that will provide a memorable Christmas for more than 600 children in need in our community. From action figures and books, to basketballs and board games, these generously donated gifts were collected in partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
On behalf of the Y and all the families we served this year, we’d like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their amazing support with Toys for Tots this year:
Abby Hornbogen, Herb Lande, The United Way, Howard Wright Insurance Agency, and Will-Grundy County Industry Advancement – For donating funds to purchase toys
Master Contractors, Bill Kent, the Will County SWAT Team, and the Will County States Attorney’s Office – For donating toys
Target New Lenox – For donating Christmas trees
Walmart Joliet – For providing volunteers
Happy Belly Chefs and Fat Ricky’s – For donating lunch for volunteers
For more information about Toys For Tots in our area, click here.