New home, but same mission for Treasure Chest Foundation
June 28, 2012 1:36PM
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation has a new home at 15430 70th Court in Orland Park. | Supplied Photo
Updated: August 2, 2012 6:01AM
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation recently shifted its base of operations to a new home at 15430 S. 70th Court, Orland Park.
The new facility offers expanded parking availability and nearly three times the operating space of the current headquarters, said foundation CEO Colleen Kisel.
“Our new home will enable the foundation to place a greater emphasis on increasing the number of Children’s Cancer Treatment Centers we are able to serve,” Kisel said. “We are thrilled that the severe space limitations that restricted our operating efficiency will now be a thing of the past, and we anticipate the expanded operating and storage space will mean a huge difference in our ability to meet the needs of children and teens fighting cancer across the nation.”
The constant requirement of raising funds necessary to provide toys and gifts to more than 7,900 children each month at 42 hospitals in 13 different states across the nation became even greater early last year when the foundation realized it had outgrown its current headquarters and needed to acquire a new facility, Kisel said.
The Building Fund Campaign was launched, and that fundraising effort remains ongoing despite the acquisition of the new facility, Kisel said.
The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is a nonprofit organization located in Orland Park that provides toys, gifts and gift certificates to children and teens fighting cancer.
For more information or to donate, contact Kisel at (708) 687-8697 or visit www.treasurechest.org.