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Homeless Chicago woman wins free new car from Homewood Chevy

Selena Gilchrist was on the right CTA bus at the right time last fall. As a result, she drove home on Christmas Eve in a 2017 Chevrolet Sonic, a gift from Chevrolet of Homewood.

Winfrey girls break Toys for Tots fundraising record one quarter at a time

Inflation has not hit the Winfrey girls' hot chocolate stand, an annual fundraiser for the Marine Corp Reserves Toys for Tots program. In spite of their low prices, Kayla, 18, and Mara, 16, managed to break their own fundraising record, bringing in $1,650 this year. That meant more toys for needy children this Christmas.

Toys from police shopping spree will again go to needy kids

Flossmoor police officers, during their Monday pre-holiday shopping spree, got a peek inside Santa’s workshop. Or at least the closest than any of us will ever get to it. The officers were granted access to a holiday storage area at Flossmoor’s Meijer store for the Marine Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, a holiday donation entirely funded by Meijer.

Holiday season giving is easy, helps local agencies, charities

Does the holiday season make you feel generous? You’re not alone. This is the time of year when most people open their hearts and wallets to help those in need, a way of spreading cheer that feels good.

While there are worthy causes around the world, charitable giving close to home brings an added benefit: strengthening the community where givers live.

South Suburban Family Shelter seeks donations for Adopt-A-Family holiday program

South Suburban Family Shelter is looking for individuals, families or businesses interested in participating in its annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program for victims of domestic violence and their children during the holiday season. 
 
The Adopt-A-Family program benefits those experiencing financial hardship as a result of their family circumstances. 
 

Edward Jones office in Flossmoor to serve as collection spot for Toys for Tots drive

Kevin Kaminski, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.

Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office at 19870 Kedize Ave. in Flossmoor during regular business hours  through Dec. 9.

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