Village Joins Toy Box Connection and Orland Fire District Collecting for the Carolinas

Village Joins Toy Box Connection and Orland Fire District Collecting for the Carolinas
Posted on 10/30/2018

ORLAND PARK, IL (October 26, 2018) - The Village of Orland Park is joining Toy Box Connection and the Orland Fire Protection District collecting new cleaning supplies for the Carolinas affected by Hurricane Florence.

"Toy Box Connection, a local not for profit, asked if the village would help with their collection and we're happy to do what we can," said Mayor Keith Pekau.

Located in Orland Park, Toy Box Connection accepts new and gently used donated toys to re-distribute to other not-for-profits.

Village collection points include the Frederick T. Owens Village Hall at 14700 South Ravinia Avenue and the Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. Contributions may also be dropped off at any of the Orland Fire Protection District fire stations.

"Helping the Carolinas is very personal to our family," Pekau said. "One of the hardest hit towns was New Bern, North Carolina, my wife's hometown and where our daughter still lives."

New cleaning supplies being accepted include brooms, buckets, cleaners, diapers, dish soap, dust pans, feminine hygiene products, floor cleaner, laundry detergent, mops, paper goods, paper towels, rubber gloves, scrub brushes, sponges, spray bottles, squeegees, toilet brushes, toilet paper and window cleaner.

Clothes, bottled water and bleach are not being accepted.

"Orland Park rallies every time there's a disaster and we're looking forward to sending a sizable load down to the help those affected by Hurricane Florence," the mayor said.

Donations are accepted at the village hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Sportsplex from 5:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Donations may also be dropped off at any of the six Orland Fire Protection District fire stations. Donations at village facilities will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 2.

Orland Park's donations will be transported to the Carolinas the second week of November.