Buy a Toy, Make a Difference

The Hometown Holidays celebration has downtown Naperville looking like a winter wonderland. Residents can gaze at the thousands of Christmas lights, visit Santa Claus, and find comfort in Sam the Snowman.

In several store windows across downtown, organizers from Naperville’s Little Friends Center for Autism have placed their sixth annual Hometown Holidays stuffed toy on display.

The plushy snowman is $10, and all proceeds benefit Little Friends, a non-profit organization that provides support for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

“90 cents of every dollar that somebody gives to Little Friends goes directly to our programs. So when you purchase Sam, that money is literally going right back into therapies, to transportation, to all those things that go into ensuring that people with autism and other developmental disabilities can live work and grow here in our community,” said Kristi Landorf, President and CEO of Little Friends.

Little Friends hopes to raise $3,000 for their organization. For more information visit Littlefriendsinc.com.

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