Operation Elf Action registration begins


MENDOTA – Operation Elf Action, formerly Mendota Toys for Tots, under the guidance of the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Community Health Partnership of Illinois, is asking that if your family or if you know of a family that could use some help this Christmas with toys and/or clothing for their children, to contact the Community Health Partnership of Illinois at 1009 Main St., Mendota.

In order to qualify, the family must live within the Mendota School District, which means their school-age children attend the Mendota schools or are eligible to attend Mendota schools. Pre-school children from the Mendota area are also eligible. The family must have a State of Illinois Medicaid Card, which lists the children, and a parent must register in person at the CHP office at 1009 Main St. Registration will take place only on the following days and times:

  • Thursday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29, 1-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 1-5 p.m.

Items needed to register are a copy of children’s State of Illinois Medicaid card and proof of residence in Mendota School District (state license, ID, or bill).

For more information, contact the CHP office at (815) 539-6124 ext. 235 or the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce at (815) 539-6507.