Western Springs resident Bonnie Krozel was at church in 2010 when she first heard about the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation, the Orland Park-based nonprofit that provides toys and gift cards to children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer nationwide.
Since that day, Bonnie has shopped monthly at local stores, often convincing managers and clerks to discount her purchases to benefit children fighting cancer. It takes a van to pick up her donation and Bonnie typically collects so many toys there is little room to see out the windows of the vehicle. She has donated thousands of toys, filling up the van more than 15 times in the past three and a half years.
For more information, visit www.treasurechest.org.