As you're doing your Black Friday (or Cyber Monday) shopping, consider tossing one or two extra toys in your basket for the 14th annual Kevin Dowling "Christmas is for Kids" Toy Drive. 

The toy drive will be Saturday, December 7th from 3pm to 8pm at 115 Bourbon Street (3359 W. 115th St.). This is a free event - just bring some new, unwrapped toys as your admission. (Monetary donations payable to The Kevin Dowling Scholarship Fund are accepted in lieu of toys.) There will be food, drinks, entertainment and Santa Claus at this family-friendly event Santa will have a gift for all kinds in attendance. 

All toys and donations will go directly to support these worthy organizations:

* Little Company of Mary Hospital & Health Care Centers
* Courage of Oak Lawn
* La Rabida Hospital
* In Memory of Tom Fenton, Loyola Hospital’s Ronald McDonald Child Life Program and Burn Center

If you are unable to attend or have questions about the event, call Jim McKeever at 773-972-6264 or email him at

Be sure to like the Kevin Dowling Scholarship Fund on Facebook.