Media Release
Wednesday, November 20, 2013


City of Naperville Hosting Collection for Downstate Illinois Tornado Victims
Drop-Off Boxes Available at the Naperville Municipal Center

NAPERVILLE, Ill.— The City of Naperville is now accepting donations to help victims affected by the November 17, 2013, tornadoes that impacted central Illinois. Many City employees are originally from this area of the state or have family located close to the area of devastation. Collection boxes are now available at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., for any members of the public who wish to donate to this cause. The boxes are located at the City Clerk’s office on the first floor of the building as well as the City Manager’s office on the second floor.

The deadline for donation is Wednesday, November 27 as the items will be transported to Washington on Friday, November 29 following the Thanksgiving holiday. Items being accepted include:

  • Non-perishable foods (canned and boxed foods, baby formula, etc.)
  • Hygiene products (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorants, etc.)
  • Cases of water 
  • Clean, gently used clothing (socks, T-shirts, sweatshirts, coats, etc.)
  • Dog food, leashes, dog treats and cages of all sizes.
  • Gift cards that could be used to purchase items such as those listed above
  • Cleaning supplies

Individuals with donation-specific questions can contact Pam LaFeber, Director of City Clerk’s Office/IT, at or Graduate Intern Veronica Kloff at For more information on the City of Naperville, visit Sign up to receive the latest news on the City of Naperville’s projects and initiatives via email at

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 About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at


Contact Information:

City of Naperville
Communications Division
City Manager's Office
400 S. Eagle Street
Naperville, IL 60540

 City News:
Kate R. Schultz
Communications Specialist
(630) 305-5341

Allison M. Albrecht
Communications Specialist
(630) 305-5307

 Police Department News:
Sgt. Lou Cammiso
(630) 420-4137

Sgt. Steve Schindlbeck
(630) 420-4188