WGN Toy Drive benefiting the Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District has been chosen for a third year as the beneficiary of the WGN Morning News Toy Drive.  Toys received from the 18th annual toy drive will be given to families in need through 18 Winter Wonderland Express events hosted in the parks on December 19.  

Please consider participating in the toy drive by dropping off a new, unwrapped gift at the parks and Jewel locations listed below. This year, toy drop-off donations will NOT be accepted at the WGN-TV Studios.

Financial donations to the Chicago Parks Foundation are also being accepted,  To make a donation visit: www.chicagoparksfoundation.org.


Donate a Toy

Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the following locations:

10 Jewel Stores | December 11 - 13

  • 6509 W. Grand Ave. in Gurnee
  • 345 S. Rand Rd. in Lake Zurich
  • 2940 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago
  • 333 E. Euclid Ave. in Mount Prospect
  • 750 Army Trail Rd. in Carol Stream
  • 1655 E. 95th St. in Chicago
  • 17930 Wolf Rd. in Orland Park
  • 4 E. Ogden Ave. in Westmont
  • 1227 Naper Blvd. in Naperville
  • 20 S. Weber Rd. in Romeoville

18 Parks | Through December 18
Fieldhouses are open Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm


Winter Wonderland Express Toy Giveaways

Saturday, December 19, 10 am - 12 pm at the parks listed below
Children can come and get a toy at these events. Only one toy per child and the child must be present to receive the toy.  Toys distributed while supplies last. To celebrate safely, each Winter Wonderland Express will be an outdoor, grab & go event.