About Toy Express

Over the years, our volunteers had participated in a number of toy drives for several organizations. Though these organizations provided a valuable service to the needy, they were disappointed to see few of the toys we collected distributed to needy families in our local communities. In 1990, after discussing this concern with several representatives of the local fire departments, they decided to start Toy Express. The goal was to collect and distribute new toys to the needy in the western suburbs of Chicago.


We are a completely volunteer run IRS recognized 501(c)(3) charity staffed entirely by volunteers who spend hundreds of hours collecting sorting and distributing new toys and clothes to local underprivileged families. Last year, we distributed toys and clothing to more than 2,500 children in the western suburbs of Chicago.


We would not have been able to be so successful without the support and assistance of the community donating toys to are local fire and police departments. To each of you who have helped over the years, everyone at Toy Express gives a heartfelt thank you.

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