About 60 athletes and coaches helped Yorkville Junior Women’s Club with Operation Santa.
Monday, December 24, 2012
About 60 YHS Student athletes and coaches gave up some of their study time during finals week and helped provide toys to 380 Kendall County families as part of Operation Santa, a program run by the Yorkville Junior Women’s Club. Male and female athletes from the track and field teams, soccer teams and the girl’s basketball team helped sort and organize toys collected for the families. On Dec. 20 the toys were distributed to the families.
Locally, an Operation Santa toy drive will kick off at midnight, while some national retailers will open then (or earlier).
Target's decision to open for Black Friday shoppers at midnight has raised some eyebrows nationwide, but workers for a local charity effort will follow a similar schedule. Paradise Car Wash, 1010 N. Bridge St., will host "Fill a Truck" from 12:01 a.m. Friday through midnight Sunday, organizer Teresa Wedeen said in a news release. They will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for the Yorkville Junior Women's Club Operation Santa program, which provides gifts to less fortunate children throughout Kendall County. Donations of wrapping paper, batteries and gift cards also are welcome. The Junior Women's Club members anticipate serving about 1,500 children from newborns to age 12, according to the news release. The organization's …