TEMPLE, TX — Hundreds of people geared up to participate in the 27th Annual Tri-County Toy Run. A parade of motorcycles, corvettes and jeeps made the trek from Temple to Lampasas to deliver gifts destined for children in need.
“We got a lot of kids out here that don’t have parents in their lives. They either in the orphanage or foster homes We try to get out here and help the community out and give those kids some joy this Christmas,” said Anthony Kendrick, #1 Stunnas motorcycle club.
Since the program started 27 years ago, the requests for assistance have gone up each year. In 2018, they helped 20 Central Texas charities and have given toys to 13,000 children.
“These kids aren’t as fortunate as most and they really deserve the best. And we’re really out here trying to make that happen,” said Ross Jackson, teen volunteer.
Last year, they brought in nearly $31,000 dollars in donations. Organizers hope to top that this year.
Toys will be distributed to 20 charities and agencies so that every little boy and girl has a happy holiday.