CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Toys for Tots really needs your help with a Christmas miracle.
The organization is desperately short for Christmas, and needs 10,000 toys by Wednesday.
That's the latest date Marines will be able to collect toys and deliver them by Christmas.
The toy shortage is in two age groups (5,000 toys in each group) - girls ages 10 to 13
and boys ages 10 to 13. Toys should be new, in the original packaging, and unwrapped. The organization asks that no stuffed animals be donated.
You can drop off new, unwrapped toys at nearly any IHOP restaurant in the Chicago area:
- IHOP BUFFALO GROVE, 51 McHenry Rd, BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089
- IHOP SCHAUMBURG, 1700 E. Higgins Rd, SCHAUMBURG, IL 60173
- IHOP ROSEMONT, 7120 N. Mannheim Road, ROSEMONT, IL 60018
- IHOP GLENVIEW, 2131 Willow Road, GLENVIEW, IL 60025
- IHOP SKOKIE, 9500 Skokie Blvd, SKOKIE, IL 60077
- IHOP NORRIDGE, 7056 West Forest Preserve Drive, NORRIDGE, IL 60706
- IHOP CICERO, 3003 S Cicero Ave, CICERO, IL 60804
- IHOP CHICAGO, 3760 N Halsted St, CHICAGO, IL 60613
- IHOP CHICAGO, 2818 W Diversey Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60647
- IHOP CHICAGO, 4210 N Cicero Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60641
- IHOP CHICAGO, 5929 N Lincoln Ave, CHICAGO, IL 60659
- IHOP CHICAGO, 7601 S. Cicero Ave., Ste 1240, CHICAGO, IL 60652
- IHOP EVANSTON, 100 Asbury Ave, EVANSTON, IL 60202
- IHOP MELROSE PARK, 1040 W North Ave, MELROSE PARK, IL 60160
- IHOP BRIDGEVIEW, 7240 W 79th Street, BRIDGEVIEW, IL 60455
- IHOP HILLSIDE, 100 South Mannheim Road, HILLSIDE, IL 60162
You may also donate online to Toys for Tots here.