Land Rover Naperville Supports WACO
WACO Christmas Toy Drive 2022
On Thursday December 8, 2022, Woodfield Area Children’s Organization held its annual Christmas Toy Drive at Chandler’s Chophouse, Grille & Banquets 401 North Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL.
Patrick Dealer Group has been a proud supporter of WACO and this year our President, Hanley Dawson IV was honored to receive a plaque presented by WACO President Bill Benedict, in appreciation of our support and partnership with their food and toy drive over the past 8 years.
Patrick Dealer Group’s 2022 toy donation will support the Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54. Below is a photo from our delivery on December 14, 2022.
Here is the video of Mr. Hanley Dawson IV receiving the plaque from WACO.
Woodfield Area Children’s Organization – Partnering with Pallets Food Drive
In 2020, Patrick Cars participated in WACO’s 2020 Thanksgiving Food Drive, which ultimately provided a holiday meal for over 1,000 family members of the agencies they serve. In 2021, Patrick Cars sponsored five Pallet No. 3’s which will provide food for 225 families during the holiday season! Thank you to the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization for allowing us to sponsor their amazing organization that helps families throughout our community.
W.A.C.O. is a non-profit charity that provides assistance to needy children through various financial support initiatives, as well as through volunteers. W.A.C.O. is a 100% volunteer organization, with no paid positions. A full 97% of all proceeds go to helping children in need. Through a partnership between concerned individuals, a number of suburban businesses and corporations, and numerous municipalities, W.A.C.O. serves several community-action agencies.
W.A.C.O. Partnerships Include:
- The Children’s Advocacy Center of North & NW Cook County (Care for Abused Children)
- CAFE (Children and Family Education)
- Children’s Home + Aid + Family Center (Subsidized Daycare for 110 Children)
- ECDEC (Early Childhood Development Enrichment Center)
- FIND PI (Family Involvement Nurturing Development & Prevention Initiative)
- Two Rivers Head Start – Located in Elgin, IL
- U.S. Marine Corps Reserves – “Toys for Tots”
As part of their assistance program, W.A.C.O. collects and delivers a wide variety of needed items to the above groups, including:
- School Supplies
The Woodfield Area Children’s Organization’s mission is fulfilled primarily through these annual events:
- End of Winter Coat Drive
- Partner Bowling
- Read to Succeed Children’s Book Drive
- Summer Reading Program
- Partner Softball
- Soap, Shampoo & School Supplies Drive
- Coats for Kids Program
- Thanksgiving Food Drive
- Christmas Shopping Tours
- Toys for Tots Toy Collection
- Bill Kelly Scholarship
- John Bestman Scholarship
- Michael O’Malley Scholarship
For more information and volunteer opportunities, please visit: waco4kids.org