Hamilton County Toy Run Motorcycle Event Collects Holiday Gifts For Kids

Monday, November 11, 2013
Mayhem, Toy Run organizer, and April Wilson, Partnership Shelter supervisor and child advocate
Mayhem, Toy Run organizer, and April Wilson, Partnership Shelter supervisor and child advocate

Motorcycle enthusiasts helped collect toys for Partnership children on Saturday at the Hamilton County Toy Run. Motorcycle rides were offered for free to collect holiday toys for children affected by domestic violence and homelessness. The event benefited children served by the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. 

The Toy Run left Sportsman’s Warehouse at 11 a.m. and concluded at Charlie’s Restaurant and Lounge in Soddy Daisy. Non-riders also brought donations of unwrapped toys to Charlie’s Restaurant and Lounge that day. 

The toys collected from the event will provide presents to dozens of children in Partnership’s Family Violence Shelter. 

Event organizer, Joe Guffey, says that many people have a misconception about motorcyclists and associate bad behavior with them. However, Mr. Guffey says they can be just as soft-hearted and generous as the next person, “and at the end of the day, this event is really about the kids. We don’t want any child to be without a toy this holiday.” 

To help this holiday season, visit www.partnershipfca.com/holidaycheer or call 697-3830 to sponsor a family in need.

A stuffed animal ready for the Toy Run
A stuffed animal ready for the Toy Run

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