My mission is to gain recognition and donations for these charities. They are carefully selected non- profit organizations devoted to providing educational, financial, social, and the medical needs for children supported by these organizations. It is important that local members and businesses in our community support these organizations devoted to children in need who will be the future contributors to our society and economy.
I wanted to share some staggering statistics regarding homeless, special needs, and foster children in the Atlanta Metro area and surrounding counties. There were over 6000 homeless children in Metro Atlanta during the 2008/09 school year. It is anticipated that 3500 children will live in shelters or in group homes during 2010. Perhaps the most alarming data is that 42% of these children are under age 6. With this quantity of care being demanded from scarce resources, it’s easy to see how special needs kids can get ignored entirely. This is where you come in by providing the support needed of these children during Christmas.
Your involvement as a sponsor at any level is crucial to our success with this year’s toy drive. In turn you or your company will receive recognition in both a local and national market to prospective customers or clients. Clear Channel has agreed to help us advertise the event which could potentially get your name in front of thousands of current and new consumers while demonstrating your unwavering support for children.
The 2016 Santa’s Toy Run was established to provide support to these agencies dedicated to providing the essentials to lead productive lives. I have personally pledged toys to a number of foster care facilities and unfortunate families. With your support, my dream of helping children in their time of need will come true, especially at Christmas.
– Ron Rigdon and Michele Rigdon