On December 20, 2010, hundreds of Santa Clauses will be racing down at the Christmas Parade/ marathon to raise money for needy children. The project aims to raise money to buy toys for children currently in St. Jude hospital and children diagnosed with diabetes .
Bret Michaels the official sponsor of Hyundai Motorcycles, and a diabetes patient, will be leading the marathon at 9a.m. He stated, ” This is one of the biggest things I could ever do in my life, bigger than music and bigger than TV. When you can inspire and move thousands of people to help this cause- then you can say you really rock”
The mission of Hyundai Motorcycles Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
The objectives of Hyundai’s Motorcycles Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.
The Hyundai’s Motorcycles Toys for Tots activity is hosting its first annual collection and distribution of toys in the communities in which a Hyundai’s dealership is located. In communities without a Hyundai’s dealership, the campaign will be conducted by a Marine Corps League Detachment or group of men and women, generally veteran Marines, authorized by Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to conduct a local Toys for Tots campaign. Local Toys for Tots Campaign Coordinators conduct an array of activities throughout the year, which include motorcycle races, golf tournaments, foot races, bicycle races and other voluntary events designed to increase interest in Toys for Tots, and concurrently generate toys and monetary donations.