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Friday, June 21, 2024

Local Scout holding Toy Drive for Eagle Scout Project



Tim Corbett, of local Boy Scout Troop 107, is holding a Toy Drive for Toy Box Connection this Saturday at Safety Town in Naperville.  He is working towards his Eagle Scout rank.

For the project, Corbett had to choose and manage a project that benefits the local community. He has partnered with Toy Box Connection and Safety Town to complete the project.

Growing up, Corbett always wanted to find the cool toys he outgrew a new home.  He discovered Toy Box Connection through a newspaper article several years back and began donated the toys he outgrew.  Toy Box Connection supports underprivileged kids with new and gently used toys and books.

“I am doing this because I love helping children. Through the process of planning my project, I learned everything takes time, you can’t rush,” said Corbett.

Items that can be donated

  • Clean, working toys
  • Books
  • Complete puzzles and games
  • Video games and systems
  • Sports equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Little Tykes
  • Kids bikes
  • Infant toys

Donations are being accepted this Saturday at Safety Town, 1350 Aurora Ave., between 9AM and 2PM. A large semi-truck is stationed in the parking lot at  Safety Town for all sizes of new and gently-used toys.


For more information about Toy Box Connection visit www.toyboxconnection.com or contact Tim Corbett at timseagleproject@yahoo.com.

UPDATED STORY WITH PHOTOS: Boy Scout’s Toy Drive Success


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