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Second Annual Walker Santa Toy Drive

Jennifer Mulligan

In our second annual toy drive, Walker Sands collected more than 200 toys in less than three weeks! Like last year, our Walker Santa toy drive supported Beacon Therapeutic, a non-profit that serves at-risk youth in Chicago. This organization serves kids and teens of all ages, but we focused our efforts on teens. This age group tends to receive fewer gifts from other toy drives and donations, so we wanted to make them feel special.


Thanks to the hard work of our philanthropy kaizen, One Step Forward, and our generous staff, Walker Sands nearly doubled our donation from last year. From hula hoops to playing cards and Fault in Our Stars to Frozen memorabilia, the Beacon kids are sure to have a happy holiday


Beacon’s President and CEO, Susan Renya-Guerrero, was amazed by the amount of gifts we collected this year. She graciously accepted the donation during a party we threw this week to celebrate the success. Walker Sands employees and friends of the firm came by to enjoy food and drinks, including antipasto and cookie trays kindly donated from J.P. Graziano’s and Specialty’s. Thank you again to our generous partners, clients and employees for making our Second Annual Walker Santa Toy Drive an overwhelming success!