Verizon Wireless kicks off toy drive

Staff Report

Verizon Wireless has announced that it has kicked off its Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive. The drive will benefit two Chicago-based nonprofits: WINGS, a domestic violence organization, and Cal’s Angels, a nonprofit providing support to children fighting cancer and their families. Through donations those who contribute to the drive can affect the life of a child in need these holidays.

Donations can be made at participating Verizon stores during regular business hours. Area Verizon stores are located at 1523 W. Lane Road in Machesney Park, 6387 E. State Street in Rockford, and 1912 Gateway Center Drive in Belvidere.

Donated gifts may include items such as coloring books, crayons, board games, cars/trucks, dolls, action figures, stuffed animals, arts and crafts kits and G-rated DVDs. All donations must be new, packaged and unwrapped.

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