ABC7 presents Disney Ultimate Toy Drive sponsored by IHOP, The RoomPlace

CHICAGO (WLS) – ABC 7 Chicago presents The Disney Ultimate Toy Drive, sponsored by IHOP and The RoomPlace, to benefit Toddler toys, which helps to brighten up the children’s holidays. The toy drive will begin with animators Val Ryan and Ryan Chiaverini during ABC 7’s Windy City Weekend on Friday, November 12 at 11:30 am This is the eighth year ABC 7 Chicago has partnered with Toys for Tots.

For more than 70 years, The Walt Disney Company has been bringing comfort, happiness and inspiration to children and families in need this holiday season with Toys for Tots. Disney inspires hope where it is needed most and has donated $ 500,000 to Toys for Toys.

Disney Ultimate Toy Drive’s mission has one goal: to help make a child’s vacation dream come true. To that end, Val and Ryan will be encouraging ABC 7 viewers to drop off new, unwrapped toys at participating IHOP or The RoomPlace locations from November 11 through December 19. The United States Marine Corps Reserve will then distribute these toys to less fortunate children in the community.

Toddler Toys Coordinators US Marine Sgt. Yizet Vargas and Navy veteran George Hyman will appear on WINDY CITY WEEKEND to talk about the impact of the Toys for Tots campaign on November 12. They will be joined by Armand Aviles, District Manager, IHOP and Valerie Knight, Vice President of Marketing, The RoomPlace.

The goal of Toys for Tots of the US Marine Corps Reserve is to “deliver, through a new toy this Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youth that will help them become responsible, productive and patriotic citizens.”

Here is a suggested list of toys to donate:

Wish List for Infants – 13 Years of Age:

Arts and Crafts
Musical toys
Stuffed animals
Cars and trucks
Board games
Blocks & Legos
Baby toys

Participating IHOP locations include:

ADDISON, IL – 1671 W. Lake Street
AURORA, IL – 583 S. Route 59
AURORA, IL – 2455 Augusta Way
BOLINGBROOK, IL – 730 N. Janes Avenue
BOURBONNAIS, IL – 1347 Kinneman Drive
BRIDGEVIEW, IL – 7240 W. 79th Street
CHICAGO, IL – 3760 N. Halsted on Broadway
CHICAGO, IL – 4210 N. Cicero Avenue, north of Irving Park Road
CHICAGO, IL – 2818 W. Diversey Avenue, California
CHICAGO, IL – 5929 N. Lincoln Avenue, South of Peterson

CHICAGO, IL – 7601 S. Cicero, Ford City Mall
CICERO, IL – 3003 S. Cicero, Target Plaza – at the corner of 31st and Cicero Avenue
CRESTWOOD, IL – 4821 Cal Sag Road at Cicero Avenue
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL – 6606 Northwest Highway
ELGIN, IL – 101 S. Randall Road
EVANSTON, IL – 100 Asbury Avenue, Howard and N. Western Avenue
HAMMOND, IN – 938 Indianapolis Avenue
HILLSIDE, IL – 100 S. Mannheim Road
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – 2250 Barrington Road
LANSING, Illinois – 2430 173rd Street
MATTESON, IL – 20900 Cicero Avenue
McHENRY, IL – 4228 W. Elm Street
MELROSE PARK, IL – 1040 W. North Avenue
MERRILLVILLE, IN – 1474 E. 79th Street, just off Route 30 (Costco Plaza)
MICHIGAN CITY, IN – 5225 Franklin Street
MORRIS, IL – 60 Hampton Street, I-80 and Route 47
NORRIDGE, IL – 7056 W. Forest Preserve Drive
OSWEGO, IL – 2850 US Highway 34, across from Home Depot
PERU, IL – 4383 Venture Drive, across from Target
ROSEMONT, IL – 7120 N. Mannheim Road
SCHAUMBURG, IL – 1700 E. Higgins Road
SCHEREVILLE, IL – 1850 US Highway 41
SKOKIE, IL – 9500 Skokie Boulevard, south of Golf Road
ST. CHARLES, IL – 125 Smith Road, corner of Smith Road and North Avenue
VERNON HILLS, IL – 700 N. Milwaukee Avenue to Town Line Road
WAUKEGAN, IL – 2662 Belvidere Road

The RoomPlace participating locations include:

ALGONQUIN – 2471 Randall Road
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – 40, chemin E. Rand
AURORA – 732 N. Route 59 (Fox Valley)
BLOOMINGDALE – 215 Gary Avenue.
CHICAGO – 2525 N. Harlem Ave.
CHICAGO – 2575 N. Elston Ave.
CHICAGO – 8027 S. Cicero Ave.
DOWNERS GROVE – 1500 W. 75’th St.
GURNEE – 6148 W. Grand Ave.
HOMEWOOD – 18150 S. Halsted St.
JOLIET – 2724 Plainfield Road
KENOSHA, WI. – 7014B, chemin Green Bay.
LINCOLNWOOD – 3333 O. Touhy
LOMBARD – 1000-46 Rohlwing Road
McHENRY – 2221 Richmond Road
MERRILLVILLE, IN. – 2881 East Lincoln Highway
ORLAND PARK – 14920 S. LaGrange road.
PEORIA – 2200 W. War Memorial Dr.
ROCKFORD – 7300 E. State Street
SCHAUMBURG – 156 E. Golf Rd.

For those who cannot donate at any of the above locations, toy donations can be made at until December 14.

About ABC7 / WLS-TV Chicago
ABC7 / WLS-TV Chicago is Chicago’s premier local news source and most watched television station. With top-rated daily newsletters spanning decades and the largest social media presence in the market with more than 2.6 million Facebook subscribers, ABC7 Eyewitness News delivers breaking news, news reports, and more. survey, weather, politics, traffic and sports in the multi-platform space of Chicago, suburban and northwest Indiana. Named Best News Story by The Associated Press for four years in a row, ABC 7 Eyewitness News produces “Chicago Proud,” a feature series that highlights everyday heroes in and around Chicago. The station also produces the top-rated Chicago New Years special, the “The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival” holiday launch special, which airs to a national audience, as well as the award-winning “Our Chicago” program series. , which showcases diversity and highlights contributions from Black, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ + communities, among others. Every Friday, Windy City Weekend entertains while giving Chicagoans everything they need to know about what’s going on in the city. ABC 7 is the only station in Chicago to produce and broadcast fashion shows depicting Chicago’s rich cultural history. In addition to producing town halls focused on current social issues, the station has a long and proud tradition of broadcasting political candidate debates keeping the Chicago electorate informed. ABC7’s outreach efforts include annual partnerships with the Red Cross for life-saving blood drives, one of the largest one-day drives in the country and, more recently, spearheading an effort to raise over $ 1.5 million for area pantries.

About International House Of Pancakes, LLC
For 63 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of the day. The chain offers 65 signature breakfast options, fresh and made to order, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner options, and meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants provide their customers with an affordable daily dining experience with warm and friendly service. Today, there are more than 1,750 IHOP restaurants worldwide, including restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as well as Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Lebanon, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Thailand and India. IHOP restaurants are franchised by subsidiaries of Dine Brands Global, based in Glendale, California. (NYSE: DIN).

About The RoomPlace
The RoomPlace is headquartered in Lombard, Illinois and serves Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin with 26 stores. RoomPlace continues to succeed in today’s highly competitive furniture and mattress market by providing value-conscious consumers with excellent service and selection at affordable prices. For more information about The RoomPlace, visit

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