Discover & Chicago Tribune Toy Drive Benefits MFS Families

WHO:
David Nelms, CEO, Discover Financial Services
Tony Hunter, President, Publisher and CEO, Chicago Tribune
Richard L. Jones, President and CEO, Metropolitan Family Services
Hundreds of Volunteers from Discover, Chicago Tribune and Metropolitan Family Services

WHEN:
Tuesday, December 2, 2008

  • 10 a.m. Reception for volunteers
  • 10:30 a.m. Press conference
  • 11 a.m. Volunteers load trucks for delivery

WHERE:
Chicago Tribune Freedom Center
777 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Ill.

WHAT:
Discover Financial Services has partnered with the Chicago Tribune’s Toy Drive in donating nearly a half-million dollars in KB Toys to children served by Metropolitan Family Services. The donation by Discover is the largest toy donation Metropolitan Family Services has ever received and will benefit more than 9,000 children.

Executives from Discover, Chicago Tribune and Metropolitan Family Services will kick-off the toy delivery with a press conference and reception before joining volunteers from all three organizations to help load thousands of toys onto trucks for delivery to Metropolitan Family Services locations across the Chicago area.

VISUALS:
Thousands of toys stacked for delivery, hundreds of volunteers loading trucks to capacity, several children receiving toys

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services (MFS) has been at the heart of Chicago’s city and suburban communities responding to the needs of families for more than 150 years. Through seven major community centers, their related locations and public policy advocacy, Metropolitan serves low-income and working-poor families facing a dynamic and ever-changing environment. As an integral part of each community we serve, we listen, actively participate and lead the way in helping families realize their amazing strength.