The TOCO Story!
TOCO is Built Upon Service, Support and Community!
TOCO began in 2001 when The Shelter Shop, a thrift store that supported The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, burned to the ground. We decided we needed to act fast to help rebuild the shop. Through a music benefit at Twin Oaks Golf Club in Carlyle, Illinois, we started Twin Oaks Camp Out (TOCO) to raise funds for The Shelter Shop.
We all had so much fun that weekend, we realized that this was something we could do every fall to help the raise awareness and funds for community organizations in need. Little did we know, that TOCO would build the idea and the mission and fourteen years later we are proud to say we empower children and families in need!
The support from local artists AND musicians in the community many of whom donate their time out of the kindness of their hearts, and folks like you who continue to support TOCO efforts, We have been able to raise thousands of dollars to help bring education and enrichment to the public regarding the health and welfare of families and children.
We Support Important Community Partners
Camp Ondessonk, The Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, Lydia’s House, The Center for Women in Transition, The Foundation of Southwestern Illinois College, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, Kingdom House, YMCA of Southwestern Illinois, Helping Hands Food Pantry, Community Interfaith Food Pantry, Beacon of Belleville, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois; Prison & Family Ministry, Regency Beauty Institute & the Christian Clothing Ministry, Christian Activity Center.
We are Supported by Many Community Partners.
Lighting Associates, Klance Unlimited, Blade Technologies, Triple Jam Productions, Adrenaline Prints, SWIC, Moore Computing, KDHX, Chick Fritz, Excel Bottling, Malisko, Margaritas, The Governor French Academy, EFS Energy, LaChef Catering & More!
TOCO Shop is Open 5 Days a Week!
825 West Main in Belleville 618-257-TOCO (8626)
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Donations are accepted from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday- Saturday
TOCO is Closed: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day