January 23, 2013 5:24PM
Romeoville residents Willard Mormann (from left), Joan McGregor and Clifford McGregor deliver a truckload of toys destined for children fighting cancer to the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation facilty in Orland Park. | submitted photo
Updated: February 25, 2013 6:05AM
Couple collects toys
ROMEOVILLE — Romeoville residents Joan and Clifford McGregor recently hosted a creative toy drive in their Hampton Park subdivision with the goal of helping children and teens fighting cancer.
A truckload of gifts to be distributed to children fighting cancer was delivered to the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation warehouse in Orland Park. The Treasure Chest is a non-profit organization that provides comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy, gift or gift card in 42 hospitals across 13 states.
The McGregors passed out fliers asking their neighbors to leave a new toy on their front porch, with a promise to pick up the toys one week later.
“I was so happy passing out the fliers. I loved it,” Clifford said.
Treasure Chest Foundation CEO and Founder Colleen Kisel extended her gratitude to the couple for their efforts.
For information, contact Kisel at 708-687-8697 or visit www.treasurechest.org.
Students make ‘Socks of Love’
JOLIET — The students of St. Mary Nativity School participated in a schoolwide Advent service project.
They brought in donations of water bottles, men’s white crew socks and granola bars.
With these donations, the students assembled nearly 400 pairs of “Socks of Love” that were donated to Morningstar Mission. The “Socks of Love” were a pair of men’s crew socks filled with a water bottle, granola bar and a message from a St. Mary Nativity student.