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Wonder Works Organizes Toy Drive for Victims of Hurricane Katrina

Children's Museum in Oak Park to gather and distribute toys in Louisiana

Oak Park, Illinois - September 16, 2005 - In response to the destruction left by Hurricane Katrina, Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, is organizing a toy and book drive to help comfort the thousands of displaced and homeless children in the Gulf Region. Wonder Works will is collecting new or slightly used stuffed animals, toys, games, and books for all ages; the children's museum will also arranging transport for these goods to the affected areas.

If you do not have toys to donate and would still like to make a contribution, Wonder Works will be matching any purchases of toys at Wonder Works to help this cause.

For any books purchased at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Lake Street, will give a discount to anyone making purchases to benefit victims of the hurricane.

The following locations are accepting toy donations:

Wonder Works, A Children's Museum in Oak Park
6445 W. North Avenue, Oak Park

State Senator Don Harmon's Office
6933 W. North Ave, Oak Park

Forest Park Village Hall
517 Des Plaines Avenue, Forest Park

Forest Park Community Center
7640 Jackson Blvd, Forest Park

UPS Store
7115 North Avenue,Oak Park

For more information, contact Shira Belenke at Wonder Works at 708.383.4815.

About Wonder Works
Wonder Works, a Children's Museum in Oak Park, provides a hands-on environment intended to strengthen the social, emotional and intellectual development of children up to age 10. The 6,400 square foot museum, located at 6445 West North Avenue in Oak Park, includes exhibits, educational programming, a retail store and a children's party room. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 5pm. Memberships are available. For more information about field trips, birthday parties and after-hours parties, call 708.383.4815 or visit