Fire joins in Bridgeview toy drive

The Chicago Fire has announced that beginning today the club, in conjunction with the Village of Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce, will be joining other Chicago Southland area businesses in accepting food and toy donations for the 16th Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive, benefiting the less fortunate living in Bridgeview. Collection boxes will be located at the new Chicago Fire Bridgeview satellite office, located at 7773 S. Harlem Avenue, inside the Bridgeview Court Shopping Center on the corner of Harlem Avenue and 79th Street. In addition to the office located in Bridgeview, a second collection box site will be located inside the Fire's main office at 980 N. Michigan Avenue, in downtown Chicago.

"The Fire is honored to be a part of the Village's 16th Annual Food and Toy Drive this year," said Fire Director of Community Relations Donald Ortale. "As a contributing member of the business community within Bridgeview, we want to continue to make a positive impact on the live of families, and especially children, in the surrounding area."

For those who are interested in donating, please note that food donations must be in canned or non-perishable form and toys must be unopened and suitable for children ranging from infant age to 15 years old. All food and toy items are requested to be in original factory packaging to ensure safety. Both the Fire's main office and satellite office will be accepting all items from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The 16th Annual Holiday Food and Toy Drive will continue during the holiday season until Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Official Collection Sites:
• Advanced Family Chiropractic Center, 8550 S. Harlem Ave.
• Advantage Carpet Plus Color Tile, 7329 W. 79th St.
• Alternative Care Assoc. (Burbank Chiropractic) 7775 S. Harlem Ave.
• Archer Bank, 8267 S. Roberts Rd.
• Bridgeview Auto Center, 9059 S. Harlem Ave.
• Bridgeview Bank, 7940 S. Harlem Ave.
• Bridgeview Chamber Office, 7300 W. 87th St.
• Bridgeview Health Care Center, 8100 S. Harlem Ave.
• Bridgeview Park District, 8100 S. Beloit
• Brown's Chicken & Pasta, 8719 S. Harlem Ave.
• Chicago Fire - MLS, 7773 S. Harlem Ave.
• Chicago Fire - MLS, 980 N. Michigan Ave.
• Collisioncraft Auto Body & Frame, 7530 W. 90th St.
• Culver's of Bridgeview, 9229 S. Harlem Ave.
• Family Vision Care, 8065 W. 95th St.
• Hydrosol, Inc., 8407 S. 77th Ave.
• Koozy's Café, 7200 W. 87th St.
• Lifting Gear Hire Corp., 7431 W. 90th St.
• Mama Luigi's Restaurant, 7500 S. Harlem Ave.
• Marquette Bank, 8020 S. Harlem Ave.
• Midas Muffler, 8333 S. Harlem Ave.
• Midland Federal Savings & Loan, 8929 S. Harlem Ave.
• Midway Truck Parts, Inc., 7400 W. 87th St.
• Nikos, 7600 S. Harlem Ave.
• Northwestern Business College, 7725 S. Harlem Ave.
• Pepsico, Inc., 7700 W. 71st St.
• Prairie Bank & Trust Co., 7661 S. Harlem Ave.
• Prairie Material, 7601 W. 79th St.
• Q-Ball Billiards, 7320 W. 87th St.
• R & B Food & Liquors, 7756 S. Harlem Ave.
• Rose Paving Company, 7300 W. 100th Pl.
• United Trust Bank, 8028 S. Harlem Ave.
• Village of Bridgeview, 7500 S. Oketo Ave.
• Wilrae, Inc., 9200 S. Harlem Ave.

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