BARRINGTON – A Barrington real estate agent has paired up with a Chicago-based nonprofit to help provide children whose families are “in crisis” have a positive holiday season.
Shel Forte of Keller Williams Success Realty is hosting a toy and diaper drive for Safe Families for Children, according to a news release from the real estate agency.
“The holidays are especially hard on families in crisis. Whether they are able to keep their children with them, or have to place them with a host family, the burden is heavy and the need is great,” the release said.
Toys, diapers of all sizes, baby formula, pajamas, underwear, socks, slippers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, gift cards and other toiletries can be donated at the agency, 600 Hart Road,
No. 105, Barrington, until Dec. 25.
Others interested in becoming a designated collection site for Safe Families for Children, or becoming a family friend, mentor or host family, should call Forte at 847-530-2778 or email
The nonprofit is part of an international effort to maintain the safety of children who might temporarily have unstable lives at home.