New Lenox Grade School Board honors charitable efforts of kids
By Erin Gallagher Correspondent December 24, 2012 1:10PM
The New Lenox Grade School Board honored children from the Foxborough subdivision who used their little red wagons to gather toys for kids who may not be getting any. | Erin Gallager ~ for Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 27, 2013 6:20AM
Twenty children from the New Lenox Foxborough subdivision used their little red wagons to gather toys for kids who may not be getting any.
The New Lenox Grade School Board recognized the kids at a board meeting.
Sue Semetulskis, Jamie Cairo and Michelle Meehan sent a flier around to the neighborhood inviting children and neighbors to participate.
First, the children visited the Toy Box Connection, in Orland Park, the flier said. The charity collects new and gently used toys, books, sports equipment and other items, sorts them in its warehouse.
It then distributes to non-profit organizations, such as Easter Seals, orphanages, women’s shelters and caner camps.
The Foxborough kids were able to see pictures of kids who are helped by this organization.
Then, the kids used their red wagons to collect toys throughout their neighborhood. The donations went to The Toy Box Connection and to the New Lenox schools.
The children who volunteered were Kate Semetulskis, Ashley Cairo, Marcello Cairo, Hannah Guide, Mia Guide, Jake Sever, Johnny Sever, Niahm Meehan, Mairead Meehan, Conor Meehan, Jordan Smith,Madison Smith, Lauryn Toth, Nathan Toth, Ayden Toth, Jordan Delatte, Jordan Delatte, Jenna Delatte,Alexandria DeBello, and Nicholas DeBello.