PAST RESULTS

Over the past eight years Santa’s Toy Run has grown by leaps and bounds. Look over our timeline of thank you letters to see how we started in a driveway and have grown to requiring a warehouse to showcase our toy collection! Click a year below to go it’s thank you letter and pictures.

2008  |  2009  |  2010  |  2011  |  2012  |  2013  |  2014  |  2015


2015

NASA-SOUTHEAST Region’s Santa’s Toy Run 2015 Toy Drive and Fundraiser at Road Atlanta in December was a resounding sucess for the 8TH consecutive year. Over 650 foster children in domestic violence shelters, group homes and other organizations in the Metro-Atlanta area received over 2000 toys and 65+ gift cards this Christmas as a result of everyone’s hard work and devotion. In addtion to the toys collected, over $8,300 was received in donations from individuals, company, and groups such as yourself. YOur support was instrumental to this year’s success, THANKS!

Recipients included Gwinnett and Fulton PADV and Haven House, and Gateway House (Domestic Violence Shelter), Gwinnett Children’s Shelter and A Friends House (Group Foster Home), VFW National Home for Children Rising Sun Youth Group, Hopewell Baptists Church  plus other domestic violence shelters, children’s shelters and several families. All of theses organizations were very grateful for helping them meet the ever growing needs of children in our community.

A very special thanks goes to NASA-SE Jim and Julie Pantas, all the Race Teams, Crew Members, Workers and Spectators. In addition appreciation goes to Interstate Poker Club, La Mega Mundial, Robertson Racing, Circle Heart Racing, Wild Horses Racing, SPS Food Management, Road Atlanta Paddock Grill, Next Gear Financial, MATCO, Design Packaging, VFW 5255 Ladie’s Auxiliary, Carl and Vickie Eckert, Grimes Insurance Agency, Tim House, New Point Media Group, Independence Bank of GA, Dixide Promotions, Independence Bank of Ga, Terrell Williams, Ron’s Auto Sales, and Randy and Candy Carlson for your unwavering support to male Santa’s Toy Run 2015 a total success for the Children. Organizations and people like you allow us to provide for kids in need; many of which would have been forgotten. Your devotion really made a difference in a child’s like this Christmas and something to be proud of!

We are already looking forward to the 9th Annual Santa’s Toy Run Toy Drive and Fundraiser in 2016 on December 3rd and 4th. Please make plans to attend as you’re an intricate part of this great event for kids at Christmas.

Ron and Debbie Rigdon – Circle Heart Racing


2014

NASA-SE’s Toy Run 2014 Toy Drive and Fundraiser was a resounding sucess for the 7TH consecutive year. Over 500 foster children, children in domestic violence shelters and orginiations in the Metro-Atlanta area received toys this Christmas as a result of everyone’s hard work and devotion, in addition to the toys collected, over $9000 was received in donations from individuals, companies, and groups such as yourself. Your support was instrumental to this year’s success, THANKS!

Recipients included Gwinnett and Fulton PADV and Haven House (Domestic Violence Shelter), Gwinnett Children’s Shelter and A Friends House (Group Foster Home), VFW National Home for Children Rising Sun Youth Group plus other domestic violence shelters, children’s shelters and several families. All of theses organizations were very grateful for helping them meet the ever growing needs of children in our community.

A very special thanks goes to NASA-SE Jim and Julie Pantas, all the Race Teams, Crew Members, Workers and Spectators. In addition appreciation goes to Interstate Poker Club, La Mega Mundial, Robertson Racing, Circle Heart Racing, Wild Horses Racing, SPS Food Management, Road Atlanta Paddock Grill, Next Gear Financial, MATCO, Design Packaging, VFW 5255 Ladie’s Auxiliary, 10-1 Foundation, Carl and Vickie Eckert, Grimes Insurance Agency, Tim House, New Point Media Group, Independence Bank of GA, Dixide Promotions, Terrell Williams, Ron’s Auto Sales, and Randy and Candy Carlson for your unwavering support to male Santa’s Toy Run 2014 a total success for the Children. Organizations and people like you allow us to provide for kids in need; many of which would have been forgotten. Your devotion really made a differance in a child’s like this Christmas and something to be proud of!


2013

The 6th Annual Toy Drive was a success with donations at $15,260, gift cards at $1,040 and over 1400 toys collected. The main four contributors were Robertson Racing, Miller Family Foundation, NextGear Capital and most importantly, Jim and Julie with NASA-SE. We owe these contributors a great deal of thanks for their unwavering support of this great event to help children and the organizations that supports them. Interstate Poker Club helped out with the toy collection significantly by donating a full box of toys. I also wanted to mention Terrell Williams for his wonderful BBQ raising over $1000 and the hundreds of entrants attending the event.

We also want to recognize Design Packaging for their awesome boxes, Carl & Vickie Eckert, Tom Hennig, Denise Emerine, Royce Duncan, Summit Marketing Agency, Wages & Sons Funeral Home, Auto Parts International, Zone Pest Control, Dixie Promotions, Trebor Auto Sales, Dixie Promotions, Joe Bath, Tim & Ruth Yoder and my good friend Drew Ewing for your donations to our charities. Your combined donations help put us over the top this year, THANKS!!.

We were able to supply gift cards to 37 women in the domestic violence shelters, Gwinnett PADV and Haven House and 12 cards to older teenagers at A Friends House and Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. The funds were distributed to the following charities: Speedway Children’s Charities – Atlanta Chapter $3,500, Haven House $1,575, A Friend’s House $2,425, Sunrise Youth Group $2,150, Gwinnett Children’s Shelter $1,100, KidStuff $2,000, Gwinnett PADV (Kids Rec Program) $1860, VFW National Home For Children $650 plus numerous other organizations. The toys were divided up among these organizations based on their needs list. Several of them would not have had any or enough toys to fulfill their need if it were not for these donations.

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2012

Once again the NASA-SE Santa’s Toy Run at Road Atlanta was a huge success for charity collecting $15,800 and over 11,600 toys showing growth of over 400% since 2008. This season ending weekend (Nov.30 through Dec.2), with an endurance race on Friday, championship races on Saturday, and Santa’s Toy Run on Sunday is quite popular. Over 400 race teams and drivers (up 150% over 2008) participated in the racing and were responsible for event success.

The Directors of NASA-SE graciously agree to exchange “Tickets for Toys.” Everyone who attends the races and donates an unwrapped new toy or gift card with a value of $10 or more will receive an exclusive “All Access 3 Day Pass” to watch some of the best sports car racing in the southeast. Charities selected are 501c3 non-profit organizations meaning each gift is tax deductible. These donations, gift cards, and toys are distributed to qualified, well deserving kids, teens, and families in their true time of need. They are counting on NASA-SE for help each holiday season.

NASA-SE encourages racing Santa’s to fly their sleighs around Road Atlanta in early December. These sleighs have names like Mustang, Corvette, Viper, Honda, Miata, Thunder Roadster, Legends, BMW, and Mercedes. Santa’s Toy Run allows participants, crew, spectators, and officials to experience true Christmas spirit as they bring Christmas cheer to many children and their families. It is the result of the generosity of the drivers and other participants that make this event so successful. In addition to the toy admission, many sponsors provide “in kind” support and significant monetary donations. There are many sponsorship opportunities that include the excitement of ride-along in Race Car opportunities and other benefits.


2011

The 2011 Santa’s Toy Run toy drive and fundraiser was again very successful collecting over 1500 toys that was distributed to more than 400 local children for Christmas. We also provided over 50 moms in battered women’s shelters with a gift card and toys for their kids. We received close to $8000 in donations for these organization devoted to helping children in crisis or need.

I want to personally thank all who participated in this years event. The kids and organizations are really appreciative and wanted me to convey their thanks for everything they received this year!

Special recognition needs to be given to NASA-SE’s Jim and Julie Pantas for allowing us collect toys and donations during their event; they ROCK! Also Interstate Poker, Circle Heart Racing and Ron’s Auto Sales were instrumental in collecting and distributing the donations and toys. This was a real group effort; THANKS!!!


2010

I would like to personally thank each person who made Santa’s Toy Run 2009 toy drive and fundrasier an absolute resounding sucess again! I estimate that $6000 will be collected for Speedway Children’s Charities through personal donations, pledges made for the laps completed in the 9 hour endurance eace and Race Car Ride Along, outstanding! My hat is off for those who worked so diligently to make this happen.

To top it off, a truck load of toys were collected, distributed, and greatly appreciated by Gwinnett Children Shelter, Haven House, A friend’s House, Piedmont CASA, Noah’s Ark plus a number of families in crisis. All of these organizations and recipients were very grateful for the toys which made a very positive impact for kids in need this Christmas; especially since the demand has almost doubled this year. Everyone that took part in Santa’s Toy Run 2009 should feel good about themselves knowing there will be lots of smiles on kid’s faces on Chistmas morning

We owe a great deal of appreciation and admiration to the directors and staff of NASA-Southeat for their unwavering support to this unique event for the kids; Jim and Julie are great people.


2009

I would like to personally thank each person who made Santa’s Toy Run 2009 toy drive and fundrasier an absolute resounding sucess again! I estimate that $8800 will be collected for Speedway Children’s Charities through personal donations, pledges made for the laps completed in the 9 hour endurance eace and Race Car Ride Along, outstanding! My hat is off for those who worked so diligently to make this happen. To top it off, a truck load of toys were collected, distributed, and greatly appreciated by Gwinnett Children Shelter, Haven House, A friend’s House, Piedmont CASA, Noah’s Ark plus a number of families in crisis. All of these organizations and recipients were very grateful for the toys which made a very positive impact for kids in need this Christmas; especially since the demand has almost doubled this year. Everyone that took part in Santa’s Toy Run 2009 should feel good about themselves knowing there will be lots of smiles on kid’s faces on Chistmas morning

We owe a great deal of appreciation and admiration to the directors and staff of NASA-Southeat for their unwavering support to this unique event for the kids; Jim and Julie are great people.


2008

I would like to personally thank everyone that made the Santa’s Toy Run toy drive and fundraiser a resounding success. Over $3800 for Speedway Children’s Charities and $1500 for Gwinnett Children Shelter was collected by Circle Heart Racing and Fandango Racing through pledges made for the laps completed in the 8 hour endurance race plus donation made for Race Car Ride Alongs; reserve you spot now! There were also 12 children’s Christmas wish lists from Gwinnett County Children Shelter filled by many different teams from NASA-SE. NASA-SE (National Auto Sports Association) has been very supportive with our fundraising efforts which will continue in the 2009 season. www.NASA-SE.com

To top it off we collected a truck load of toys that were given to and greatly appreciated by Gwinnett Children Shelter, Haven House and Noah’s Ark.