We’re proud to announce our Annual Holiday Giving Campaign! Our Toys for Tots drives starts this week and the remaining drives will start on Monday, November 26th!
Our branches are supporting several charities in the Chicagoland area. Please be sure to visit your local branch to help make the holidays a little merrier for those in need this holiday season. We will be collecting donations through Saturday, December 22.
Toys for Tots (Nov 12 – Dec 14):
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys each year and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
Toy donations are being collected at the following branches:
Illinois: Bolingbrook; Lyons; Naperville; North Riverside; Villa Park
Indiana: Chesterton; Highland; Lowell; Merrillville; St. John
Park Lawn Angel Fund:
Park Lawn’s mission is to provide services that promote independence, choice, and access to community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Their Angel Fund helps those who specifically have little or no family support.
Donations to support the Park Lawn Angel Fund are being accepted at the following locations: Evergreen, Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn/95th, Oak Lawn/111th, Palos Park/119th, Palos Park/131st, Orland Park/159th
Operation St. Nick:
Operation St. Nick operates solely in Grundy County assisting families in need due to financial difficulties or illness throughout the year. During the holiday season, about 60 families – including 160 children – receive food donations and $200 in gifts for each child.
Funds will be raised during the 30th Annual Radio Auction on WCSJ 1550 AM and 103.1 FM December 9th from 8:00am – noon. Please tune in!
If you miss the auction you can still donate by sending contributions to:
Operation St. Nick
P.O. Box 781
Morris, IL 60450
We are supporting several area food pantries this year. Help make a family’s holidays more joyous by donating non-perishable items at the following locations:
Suggested items for donation:
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Canned Tuna / Meat
- Canned Beans / Veggies
- Breakfast Cereal
- Canned Ravioli / Spaghetti
- Boxed Noodles / Rice
Food donations are being accepted at the following branches:
Chicago – Clark St, Southport Ave, Thorek; Frankfort; Joliet; New Lenox; Lockport; Minooka; Oak Forest; Shorewood
As you look at your closet each day, consider passing the clothes you don’t wear to those in need. An easy way to collect clothes for donation is to keep a shopping bag near your closet for you to drop items in you haven’t worn in 12 months.
Suggested items for donation:
- Coats, Jackets
- Knit Hats, Scarves
- Gloves, Mittens
- Shirts, Sweaters
- Skirts, Slacks
- Shoes, Boots
We are accepting new and gently-used clothing items at the following locations:
Illinois: Calumet City, Chicago/Ewing St., Chicago/Hegewisch, Chicago/Torrence, Coal City, Dolton, Joliet, Wilmington
Indiana: East Chicago; Hammond
Standard Bank is proud to be helping the communities we serve. Help us help others this holiday season.