Donate New Toys to Washington-based Threads Hope & Love with the Junior League of Peoria

Posted on: Wed, 11/27/2013 - 07:41| By: GinaBina

The Junior League of Peoria is partnering with Threads, Hope & Love NFP, a Washington, IL based not for profit organization serving those in need or in crisis in the Washington area with clothing, necessities, and a special Christmas toy distribution event.  The mission of Threads, Hope & Love is “Opening our hearts and hands to clothe those in need and help those in crisis.” The annual Christmas toy giveaway is fast approaching and, with over 1,000 homes destroyed in their community the traditional donor and volunteer base of Washington residents are understandably focused on cleaning up, recovering and rebuilding. This is where the Junior League of Peoria is stepping in to help. 
Through this partnership, JLP will help ensure a successful 2013 annual Christmas toy giveaway in the wake of the storm. Since the donors and volunteers in the community are in crisis mode, JLP will be supporting their event this year by soliciting, collecting and sorting new toys for children and delivering them to the Threads, Hope & Love facility.
Please help JLP in this effort by donating new toys! We would like to collect all new toy donations by December 10th in preparation for their event.  We have created registries at Amazon, Target and Toys “R” Us full of items needed for the toy giveaway and set up to ship directly to our sorting location.  Please see below for registry details and a list of ideas for donations.  Donations may also be directed to the headquarters of the Junior League of Peoria, the Ballance-Herschel House, located at 256 NE Randolph in Peoria. We are also accepting monetary donations for this cause online via the following link:  Questions? Please call or email us: 309-685-9312,
1. wish list.  Go to Click on the “Wish List” drop down arrow in the upper right corner.  Choose “Find a wish list.”  Type “Junior League of Peoria” into the search bar and click search.  Or use this link.
2. – Go to Click on “TargetLists” in the upper right. Choose “Find a List” in the pop up window.  Type “junior” into both the First name and Last name search boxes and click search.
3.    Toys “R” Us – Go to Click on “Wish List” in the center of the page.  Under “Find a Wish List” enter “Junior League of Peoria” under the first name and click “Find Wish List.”
For more information about Threads, Hope & Love please visit their Facebook page:
About the Junior League of Peoria
Founded in 1936, the Junior League of Peoria is an organization of nearly 400 members committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The Junior League is a volunteer organization for women interested in making an impact in their community.  Through its history, the League has played an integral part in the development, improvement, and support of the Peoria community.  Long recognized as one of the premier training organizations in the Peoria area, the Junior League provides trained volunteers who donate thousands of hours each year to research community needs and initiate projects or expand current services.
Over the last 75 years, the Junior League has established more than 50 community projects.  The Junior League is undertaking its biggest project to date, The Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum.  The Peoria PlayHouse is planned to be an interactive children’s museum that will prepare every young child to learn by offering the hands-on experiences essential for healthy brain development.  For more information, visit
The Junior League of Peoria is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International which represents over 190,000 members.  For more information, please visit