WGN Drive-Thru Toy Drive benefiting the Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District has been chosen as the beneficiary of the 16th annual WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive.  Toys will be given to families in need at three Winter Wonderland events hosted in the parks.  Learn more about those events below. 

Please consider participating in the toy drive by dropping off a new, unwrapped gift at WGN-TV, 2501 W. Bradley Place in Chicago, on December 14 from 5-10 am.  If you can’t make it to WGN, you can visit one of 24 Chicago Park District locations accepting toy donations as part of the Toy Drive, from November 26 through December 13.  See a list of those locations below.

Learn more about the WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive on December 14.

Visit one of the following Chicago Park District locations to drop off your new, unwrapped toy, from November 26 through December 13:

Brooks Park, 7100 N. Harlem Ave.
Ellis Park, 707 E. 37th St.
Fosco Park, 1313 S. Throop St.
Garfield Park, 100 N. Central Park Dr.
Hamlin Park, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave.
Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd St.
Holstein Park, 2200 N. Oakley Ave.
Horner Park, 2741 W. Montrose Ave.
Humboldt Park, 1400 N. Humboldt Dr.
Independence Park, 3945 N. Springfield Ave.
Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West
McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
Merrimac Park, 6343 W. Irving Park Rd.
Norwood Park, 5801 N. Natoma Ave.
Piotrowski Park, 4247 W. 31st St.
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave.
Ridge Park, 1817 W. 96th St.
Sauganash Park, 5861 N. Kostner Ave.
Sheil Park, 3505 N. Southport Ave.
Trumbull Park, 2400 E. 105th St.
Washington Park, 5531 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.
Welles Park, 2333 W. Sunnyside Ave.
West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.
West Pullman Park, 400 W. 123rd St.



Winter Wonderland Family Festivals

Toys from the WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Toy Drive will be distributed at the following events.  In addition to the toy giveaway, these events feature music, performances, snacks, and arts and crafts activities.  

Please note:  Toys will be distributed to children up to 12 years old, as part of the overall event, while supplies last. Only one toy per child and the child must be present to receive the toy.  

All three events take place on December 15, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.