For hundreds of Texas kids, Christmas will be a little more special this year, thanks to the 28th annual Austin Motorcyclists Toy Run. The event took place on Sunday, Dec. 11 benefitted the Helping Hand Home. The home cares for neglected and abandoned kids and uses money raised from Toy Run to give them a great Christmas.
The Toy Run brought out hundreds of Texan motorcyclists despite of the rainy weather. Along with donating toys of their own, the group collected toys along the route of the run. They wound up with a semi-truck filled with toys and bikes, which will wind up benefting several charities.
Organizers of the event then handed these toys out to needy families in Lampasas, Bell and Coryell counties. The ride started in Temple and ended in Copperas Cove. For 24 years, the event has drawn bikers from Houston, Dallas and even from out of state.
Scott and Debra Justice, who started participating in the Toy Run in 1998, tell KWTX that ‘it’s not fair that they don’t have a Christmas, and so that’s the reason we started doing this.”
This year, kind-hearted motorcyclists were able to raise over $20,000 for kids in need. You can find out more about the event and learn how you can help at the TriCounty Toy Run of Central Texas’ official website.