Fire and Police Departments Host Holiday Toy and Coat Drives

November 07, 2023
hoilday and toy drive 2023 news item Looking to give back this 2023 holiday season? The Village of Arlington Heights Police and Fire Departments are hosting Toys for Tots and Coat Drive Donations.

Police Department Toys for Tots
The Arlington Heights Police Department's Toys for Tots campaign runs through December 1st. Bring new, unwrapped toys to the Arlington Heights Police Department at 200 E. Sigwalt Street, or Village Hall, 33 S. Arlington Heights Rd., for donation to Toys for Tots Marine Corp Reserve. Email the Police Department with questions.

Fire Department  Chicagoland Toys for Tots
The Arlington Heights Fire Department is participating in Chicagoland Toys for Tots Toy Drive November 15th - December 21st. Local firefighters and the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization as well as School district 25 are teaming up to help students and families in the district. Bring new, unopened toys for donation to Toys for Tots Chicagoland to: 
  • Fire Station 1 — 300 East Sigwalt Street, Arlington Hts., IL
  • Fire Station 2 — 1150 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Hts., IL
  • Fire Station 3 — 2000 South Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Hts., IL
  • Fire Station 4 — 3030 North Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Hts., IL
  • Public Works Department — 222 N. Ridge Ave. 
Fire Department Coat Drive
The Fire Department is also hosting its 12th Annual Coat Drive, which has collected nearly 6,000 coats for residents and students in need! The Fire Department works directly with school districts to identify children who need a coat and they also partner with the Catholic Charities of Des Plaines. Residents and community groups are encouraged to bring new or gently used coats for donation.

U.S. Census data shows, "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.”" So let's get those old coats out of the back of the closet and help keep our less-fortunate residents warm this winter!

Toys and coats may be donated at any of the above listed Fire Stations.

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