Toy Drive Thank You
Chief Lambel Thanks Community for Generous Donations to Toys for Kids Program
The Mount Prospect Fire Department Toys for Kids Program enjoyed another successful year in 2017, thanks to the generosity of the Mount Prospect community. Mount Prospect families who need a helping hand are served by this program, relieving some of the stress and financial burden they are facing at this time of year and making the holidays brighter for them.
Each year, Human Services Department staff review the financial assessments that qualify the children and families to participate in the program. Residents and businesses were invited to drop off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards to any Mount Prospect Fire Station. Fire Department personnel and volunteers help to sort and prepare gift bags for the families.
The families were invited to Fire Station 14 on Saturday, December 16 for a chance to meet Santa and pick up their gifts. Each family receives a bag full of age appropriate toys. Over 300 children from 125 families were served by the program this year. Mount Prospect firefighters and staff from the Village’s Human Services Department serve cookies and hot chocolate.
Chief Lambel thanked shift personnel for their assistance, especially Matt Pastori and Kyle Laurinaitis for coordinating the program. He also recognized members of the Mount Prospect Jaycees for volunteering their time to help assemble the gift bags.