2017

Where is the Merchandise Shop?

Written by Steve.

What happened to the shop? I hear you ask , well this year’s merchandise an raffle tickets are available through our Newcastle Toy Run 2016 Facebook page and through various local markets. Click on the Facebook link and check out the styles and colours and ***** News update our eBay shop is up and will soon have a range of merchandise available  http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Newcastle-Toy-Run-2016-T-Shirt-/172579027418?hash=item282e82f9da:g:7kYAAOSwuLZYyxta

 

What can I give?

Written by Howard Mole.

Newcastle Toy Run 2016.  Sunday December 4th.

 

One of the most asked questions about the TOY RUN,

"What can I give?"

 

Christmas Toy Run Shopping List

In particular, we need gifts for the 9-12 age group and men.

 

Sporting Equipment: Balls, Bats, Racquets, Kites, Pogo Sticks, Skate Boards, Scooters, Body Boards, Goggles, Snorkels, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Beach Towels

 

Educational Toys:  Checkers, Dominoes, Lego, Chess,

 

Board Games: Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders, Twister, Pick Up Sticks

 

Fun Games: Slip n Slide, Tether Tennis, Beach Cricket sets

 

Men’s Gifts: Toiletry Packs, Wallets, Belts, challenging Metal or Wooden Puzzles, Sunglasses

 

Ladies Gifts: Pamper Packs, Fashionable Accessories, Fashionable Sunglasses

 

Making Christmas - Christmas

Written by Howard Mole - Bikers for Kids.

The Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run provides thousands of urgently needed gifts, food parcels and vouchers for people who really need assistance at Christmas time.

The Salvation Army has been the beneficiary of the Toy Run for 36 years, and each year, the fun event continues to help countless people.

“Throughout December and right up until Christmas eve, we get people coming in to seek gifts for their children,” says Salvation Army Newcastle.  “There are a lot of broken families in our community, a large amount of employment uncertainty and these are factors in creating pressure at the time of year where no child should miss out on the joy of Christmas.

Each year, The Salvation Army Community Services throughout the Hunter sees around 1000 families seeking assistance, which means approximately 3000 children will need community generated gifts this Christmas. This figure continues to grow each year and The Salvation Army really relies on Christmas Cheer programs and events like the Toy Run to meet this need.

Unfortunately, the pressure of Christmas doesn’t finish on Christmas day.

“Most people would also be surprised to know that our community services team will still be helping with Christmas assistance well into the new year,”

“In late January the credit card bills come in loaded with Christmas expenses, just when back to school expenses come around – it is often a very difficult time for people and they panic.”

 

CLICK HERE to make a donation at the Salvos site.

 

Bringing Cheer this Christmas Season

Written by Amber Dale - The Salvation Army.

Bringing Cheer this Christmas Season

Generating Christmas cheer and bringing hope to those who need it most this Christmas season is what the annual Bikers for Kids Newcastle Toy Run is all about.

Supporting The Salvation Army for over three decades, the Toy Run attracts around 3500 local bikers and thousands of members of the community together to provide Christmas gifts, food and vouchers for those who need it most.

What do the Salvos do with Toys and Donations?

Written by The Salvation Army.

Donate and help Families in Need This Christmas

We thought we would share this great story from The Salvation Army Australia Website. This story shows the great and very touching work the Salvos do for families in need at Christmas time. It also shows great insight to where the Toys, that our many Riders donate and carry with them on the day, go to and the difference we all can make.

Register for the Ride Today!

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