Small companies find donations, especially to children, rewarding
By Ann Meyer
Special to the Tribune
Published December 25, 2006
Thanks to Chicago-area small businesses, many children in need will be getting gifts for Christmas--and all year long.
As a national sponsor of the Toys for Tots program, Vernon Hills-based toymaker Learning Resources donated more than $120,000 in toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program for underprivileged children this month.
The company promoted a 'buy once, give twice' offer on its Web site, pledging to donate a second toy to Toys for Tots for every one purchased online by a customer for the charity. It also matched employees' donations."