The Vernon Hills Park District supports local charities by providing drop-off containers in our facilities.
Vernon Township Food Pantry
Vernon Township Food Pantry Website
The Vernon Township Food Pantry provides nutritionally balanced food to township individuals and families who are in need of assistance. The collection box is located in the Sullivan Community Center. Accepted items include non-perishable goods, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products.
Reuse A Shoe Website
Donate shoes of all types*, sizes, and conditions. Of all the materials collected, 95% or more will be recycled or reused, and you can be a part of this great effort! The collection box is located in the Sullivan Community Center.
*Rollerblades, ice skates, and winter boots cannot be accepted.
SWALCO Clothing and Textiles Recycling
Clothing and Textile Recycling Website
SWALCO has established a new community-wide program where clothing and textiles can be collected for recycling. The program will accept new, gently used, used or unwanted/worn, women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and textiles. All fabrics will be accepted. Almost 95% of the materials collected will be re-purposed or recycled! The collection box is located near the skate park in the Sullivan Community Center parking lot.
Lions Recycle For Sight Program
Lions Club Website
Help the Lions Club reduce global blindness. Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions living in low and middle income countries lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and collect usable glasses in their communities. The collection box resembles a mailbox and is located in the Family Aquatic Center circle drive.
Sports Shed Website
The Sports Shed makes it possible for kids to have positive alternatives to gangs, violence, and drugs through organized sports. Donate new or used gear including equipment, apparel/uniforms, or athletic footwear. The collection box is located in the Sullivan Community Center.
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots Website
Help millions of less fortunate children share in the magic of the holidays. Local Toys for Tots Campaigns are the heart and soul of the Marine Toys for Tots Program managed by dedicated United States Marines and local volunteers. Collection boxes are located at the Sullivan Community Center and Lakeview Fitness during the holiday season. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off until mid-December.