Did your New Year’s resolution include getting more organized? If you have been busy purging items from your closets, basements, attics and toy rooms, Lemont Girl Scout Troop 361 has found a place for all the books and toys your kids may have outgrown.
The girls have already collected more than 300 toys, books and stuffed animals simply by cleaning out their own closets and asking friends for donations. And they’re hoping members of the community will do the same.
So, gather up all those books and toys and drop off your donations (see the list of acceptable items below) in bins located at Lemont Park District (including near the preschool area and CORE building) and Lemont Public Library.
Items acceptable for donation include:
- Clean and working toys
- Complete puzzles and games
- Infant toys
- Video games and systems
- Sports equipment
- Musical instruments
- Little Tykes items
- Kids bikes
- Gift cards
Stuffed animals that have been exposed to smoke or pets cannot be accepted.
“Because Girl Scouts is a service-based organization, we wanted to give back and be a part of a service project that our Brownie Girl Scouts could easily relate to – toys,” said troop leader Mary Tulipano. “The work involved with this community service project will reinforce what we are learning for our Philanthropy and Giving Back badges.”