How to help take needy kids Christmas shopping

Submitted by Woodfield Area Children’s Organization
Updated 10/18/2017 9:47 AM

For the 25th year, the Woodfield Area Children's Organization (WACO) will take nearly 600 preschoolers in need Christmas shopping in December.

Half will shop at the Elk Grove Walmart, 801 Meacham Road, on Saturday, Dec. 2. The others will shop at the Elgin Walmart, 1100 S. Randall Road, Saturday, Dec. 9.

Hundreds of adult and high school volunteers are needed to help the children shop, and others to wrap gifts. Bilingual volunteers also are needed.

It takes $80 to sponsor a child, but any donation is appreciated. Donate online at, or mail a check payable to WACO to 725 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194.

For more information contact Art Trevino at (847) 436-9697 or, or Kevin Leighty at (630) 415-5334 or

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