26th Annual Christmas Shopping Tour – Elgin

WACO believes every child, regardless of their parents’ economic situation, deserves to have some traditional childhood memories. So on the first two Saturdays in December we take nearly 600 preschoolers Christmas shopping for themselves and their families. We shop with the tykes, purchase the gifts, wrap them and send them home so that they can experience the joy of giving gifts and opening presents on Christmas morning.

Elgin Christmas Shopping Tour – December 8, 2018

We need more than 300 volunteers at the Elgin shopping tour. High school students are welcome. Gift wrappers and bilingual volunteers are also in demand.

Chair: Art Trevino

(847) 436-9697


Co-Chair: Sandy Hustedt




• Ages high school and older. High school community service certificates available.

• Children not yet in high school may accompany an adult shopper, but please limit this to one child per adult.

• Assist WACO in taking disadvantaged preschoolers Christmas shopping for themselves and family members.

• Volunteers must be at Walmart between 6:30 am and 7:00 am to check in.

• Please do not roll over and go back to sleep. We really need your help.


WACO allots $80 per family.

• Sponsor a child with a $80.00 tax deductible donation in 1 of 3 ways:

(1) Use the DONATE button below to safely and securely contribute online.

(2) Write a check made payable to WACO and send to: 725 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194.

(3) Stop by the WACO table the day of the event.

WACO greatly appreciates your donation to the Elgin Christmas Shopping Tour.

You can take a child shopping inside the store or help wrap gifts. We are usually finished before noon. This is a very popular event so please arrive at or before 7:00 a.m. to assure your participation.

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