On Dec. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Heartland REALTOR® Organization will conduct its Toys for Tots drive at Sideouts Bar & Eatery in Island Lake, Ill., to benefit less fortunate children in McHenry County.

Retired local Marines will be there to collect new unwrapped toys – worth $10 or more – for donation.  Those who register by Nov. 28 may attend a pizza party that will feature door prizes donated by affiliate sponsors.

It is the fourth consecutive year that Heartland members have supported the Toys for Tots drive.

Association Executive Jim Haisler, who is also the CEO of Heartland, says, “Every year we have this event, more than 120 people attend, and we collect several hundred toys.”

Jim Haisler

Heartland officers include: President Casey Meyers of Woodstock and Association Executive Jim Haisler.

(This is one part of a series of stories that shine a light on charitable community work performed by local Illinois associations and their members.  To see all of the stories published so far, search for “charitable giving.”)