Firefighters' Coat Drive, Toys for Tots

Firefighters Host Coat Drive, Toys for Tots
Posted on 11/12/2017

Arlington Heights Firefighters will be hosting a Coat Drive and participating in the Chicagoland Toys for Tots Toy Drive from November 15 - December 15. 

Arlington Heights Firefighters and School District 25 are teaming up to help students and families in need throughout the district. Our 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 sixth consecutive year the Arlington Heights Firefighters have hosted the coat drive and have collected over 1200 coats as well as countless toys.

U.S. Census data shows that "Health experts report that even a 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Adults cannot work effectively and children find it difficult to learn. For most, a warm coat solves the problem. But, for the now nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a warm winter coat is a budget “extra.” "

Let's get those old coats out of the back of the closet and help keep our less-fortunate residents warm this winter!

Coats will be collected at the following locations:
Station 1 — 300 East Sigwalt Street, Arl. Hts., IL
Station 2 — 1150 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arl. Hts., IL
Station 3 — 2000 South Arlington Heights Road, Arl. Hts., IL
Station 4 — 3030 North Arlington Heights Road, Arl. Hts., IL