There’s only one day left before we kick off the 11th annual Santa’s Toy Run 2018 Toy Drive and Fundraiser at Road Atlanta. Founded by local businessman Ron Rigdon, who owns Ron’s Auto Shop located in Norcross, GA, this event is an annual fundraiser that aims to gain recognition and donations for the charities devoted to providing educational, financial, social, and the medical needs for children in the Atlanta region.
Each holiday season, Ron brings together businesses and individuals in the region to support those in need through an annual toy drive. Donations are encouraged and Christmas toys for children are collected at businesses and storefronts throughout the metro Atlanta area. Last year’s toy run raised over 2200 toys and 65+ gift cards for over 650 foster children in domestic violence shelters, group homes and other organizations in the Metro-Atlanta area. In addition to the toys collected, over $8,700 was received in donations from individuals, company, and groups! Recipients included the Gwinnett and Fulton counties’ Partnership Against Domestic Violence shelters, Haven House, the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter and the VFW National Home for Children, among many others.
The event, in cooperation with NASA-SE will be December 2nd and 3rd at Road Atlanta. It will start at 9am and last until 6pm, rain or shine. Remember you get free admission if you bring a NEW and UNWRAPPED toy worth at least $20.