CHICAGO (CBS)– While shopping this holiday season, consider donating to local organizations helping Chicagoans in need.

Here are some of the toy drives accepting donations throughout the holiday season.

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Lurie Children’s Hospital 

Baby toys are among the items listed on the children hospital’s Amazon wish list. Donations can also be delivered by emailing hospital staff.

According to the Lurie Children’s hospital, gift donations are typically given to children on special occasions or if they have had a hard day.

Advocate Children’s Hospital 

Gifts can be donated to Advocate Children’s Hospital using an online Amazon wish list or by contacting hospital officials directly.

Requested gifts include baby and toddler toys, video games, coloring books, sensory toys and electronics.

Another Chance Church Toy Drive

Another Chance Church, 9550 S. Harvard Ave., has received amounts to less than 10 percent of toy donations of what the church needs to help the community and others that depend on its efforts.

The giveaway is planned for the Friday, Dec. 20.

The church has set up a GoFundMe to raise funds so 10,000 families can get a toy for Christmas – an effort they call Operation Cover Chicago.


U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots

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The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve will be collecting new, urapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. Donations can be dropped off at 3034 W. Foster Ave. Monday through Friday.


Christmas Bazaar and Toy Drive

The Christmas Bazaar and Toy Drive on Dec. 14 will be hosted by St. Mark Baptist Church, located at 14618 Lincoln Ave. in Harvey.

The event features over 25 vendors, food, music and raffles. There is no admission fee, but guests are asked to bring donations.


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