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Naperville Park District Police 2023 Toys for Tots Campaign now in progress


Above / Naperville Park District Police welcome the community to donate new, unwrapped toys at six park district indoor locations now through Dec. 16, 2023.

Members of the Naperville Park District Police invite the community to contribute new, unwrapped toys for the 2023 DuPage County Toys for Tots program, hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Toys will be collected at various Naperville Park District locations beginning Fri., Oct. 6 through Sat., Dec. 16.

Naperville Park Police Chief Steve Schindlbeck and Sergeant John Driscoll with toys from the 2022 collection. (Photo courtesy NPP)

“The Park Police are proud of the generosity of the Naperville community over the past 13 years of this campaign,” said Chief Steve Schindlbeck. “The holidays will be here before we know it, so it’s not too early to begin purchasing toys to help children in need in our area.”

Toys for Tots Collection Sites via Naperville Park District

  • Park District Administration Building, 320 W. Jackson Ave. Drop off toys in the collection box in the vestibule.
  • Central Maintenance Facility, 427 Martin Avenue. Drop off toys in the collection box in the vestibule.
  • Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 W. Jackson Ave. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30AM to 8PM. Drop off toys inside the first-floor entrance.
  • Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 5AM -10PM, Saturday, 6AM-7PM and Sunday, 7AM-6PM. Drop off toys in the lobby on the first floor.
  • Knoch Knolls Nature Center, 320 Knoch Knolls Road. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9AM-1PM and 2-4:30PM and Saturday, 9AM-3PM.
  • Springbrook Golf Course Golf Shop, 2220 W. 83rd Street. Hours of operation are 8AM-5PM daily through November and 9AM-4PM Monday-Saturday in December.
Did you know? Toys for Tots was founded in back in 1947. And Marine Corps Reserve-created-and-run Toys for Tots got help from animator and businessman, Walt Disney, to design its red train logo.

Kindly donate new, wrapped toys only

Toys for Tots accepts only new, unwrapped toys. Please do not donate stuffed animals or toy weapons.

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Naperville Park District
Naperville Park Districthttp://www.napervilleparks.org/
Created in 1966, the Naperville Park District is an independent, municipal agency serving the recreation needs of its residents. An Illinois Distinguished Agency since 1994, the District is one of only 1% of park districts across the country to be nationally accredited through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Naperville Park District’s mission is to provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community. The District maintains and operates more than 2,400 acres with 137 parks and provides more than 1,500 recreational, arts and environmental programs and special events annually. Included within the District’s operations are two championship golf courses, a multitude of playgrounds, trails, athletic courts and sports fields, Fort Hill Activity Center, Knoch Knolls Nature Center, two inline skating and skateboarding facilities, the Millennium Carillon, a paddle boat quarry, historic Centennial Beach, and the beautiful Riverwalk.