MELROSE PARK, Ill. - The annual ABC 7 holiday toy drive is underway.
You can make a less fortunate child's wish come true by visiting a participating IHOP restaurants before Dec. 17 to donate new, unwrapped toys.
ABC7's mission Tuesday was to stuff a seven-ton truck full of toys at an IHOP in west suburban Melrose Park. Children and adults came out bright and early to give to those in need this holiday season.
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots goal is "to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens."
The following is a suggested list of toys for donation:
Wish List For Children Infant - Age 13:
Arts & Crafts
Cars & Trucks
Blocks and Legos
Participating IHOP locations include:
ADDISON, IL - 1671 W Lake St
AURORA, IL - 583 S. Route 59
NORTH AURORA, IL - 2455 Augusta Way
BOLINGBROOK, IL - 730 N. Janes Ave.
BOURBONNAIS, IL - 1347 Kinneman Drive
BRIDGEVIEW,IL - 7240 W 79th Street
BUFFALO GROVE, IL - 51 McHenry Road
CHICAGO, IL - N. Halsted & Broadway
CHICAGO, IL - Cicero Ave., north of Irving Park Rd.
CHICAGO, IL - Diversey Ave., at California
CHICAGO, IL - N. Lincoln Ave., south of Peterson
CHICAGO, IL - On South Cicero, Ford City Mall
CICERO, IL - Target Plaza - Corner of 31st and Cicero Ave.
CRESTWOOD, IL - Cal Sag Rd. and Cicero Ave.
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - 6606 Northwest Hwy.
DEKALB, IL - 131 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
ELGIN, IL - Lake St. and Randall Rd.
EVANSTON, IL - Asbury, Howard & N. Western Ave.
GLENVIEW, IL - Willow Road, in front of Kohl's
HAMMOND, IN - 938 Indianapolis Ave.
HILLSIDE, IL - 100 S. Mannheim Road
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, IL - Barrington Rd., at I-90
JOLIET, IL - Larkin Ave., just south of Theodore
KENOSHA, WI - 7200 75th Street
LANSING, IL - 2430 173rd Street
MATTESON, IL - 20900 Cicero Ave
McHENRY, IL - Rt. 1-20, just west of IL Rt. 31
MELROSE PARK, IL - 1040 W. North Ave. RE-OPENING SOON
MERRILLVILLE, IN - E. 79th St., just off Rt. 30 (Costco Plaza)
MICHIGAN CITY, IN - 5225 Franklin St.
MORRIS, IL - I-80 and Rt. 47
NEW LENOX, IL - 411 E. Lincoln Hwy.
NORRIDGE, IL - 7056 West Forest Preserve Dr.
ORLAND PARK IL - La Grange Rd., across from Orland Sq. Mall
OSWEGO, IL - 2850 US Hwy. 34, in front of Home Depot
PERU, IL - 4383 Venture Dr., across from Target
ROSEMONT, IL - 7120 N. Mannheim Rd.
SCHAUMBURG, IL - 1700 E. Higgins Rd.
SKOKIE, IL - Skokie Blvd., south of Golf Rd.
ST. CHARLES, IL - 125 Smith Rd., Corner of Smith Rd. and North Ave.
VERNON HILLS, IL - Milwaukee Ave and Town Line Rd.
WAUKEGAN, IL - 2662 Belvidere Rd.