December 3, 2013 > Tow trucks haul in the holiday spirit
Tow trucks haul in the holiday spirit
Submitted By Mark Bartlett
Tow trucks donÕt usually come to mind unless youÕre a stranded motorist. But members of the California Tow Truck Association (CTTA) wanted to create a way to give back to children of the community at Christmas, and have put tow trucks in a whole new light. In December 2009, members of the Greater Bay Chapter of the CTTA joined Bridges Community Church in Fremont for the first ÒBay Area Tow Truck Toy RunÓ to bring toys to children in the Bay Area that otherwise might not have experienced the joy of the Christmas Season. Last year over 500 families were beneficiaries of event through the generosity of local businesses, families, CTTA, and Bridges Community Church.
On Saturday, December 7, towing companies from around the Bay Area will meet again for the ÒBay Area Tow Truck Toy Run.Ó Festivities start in Santa Clara at the corner of Tasman and Stars and Stripes Drive at 7:15 a.m. What started as a few tow trucks five years ago has grown to include all types of vehicles including buses, Landoll trailers, classic cars, and motorcycles that will to Bridges Community Church, arriving at approximately 8:45 a.m.
Everyone is invited to the parking lot of Bridges to watch as tow trucks and classic cars arrive, blaring their horns as onlookers wave and cheer. A full buffet style breakfast, courtesy of Bridges Band of Brothers, will be available for a donation of $5 per person. Raffle prizes, music, and wonderful fellowship is planned, so donÕt miss itÉ once you go, you will be hooked on the Toy Run! Bring an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl; toys will be distributed by Compassion Network-Fremont the following week (www.compassionnetwork.org/).
Find the ÒToy Truck Toy RunÓ on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TowTruckToyRun and Twitter at www.twitter.com/TowTruckToyRun. If you are a business and interested in donating to the raffle, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Area Tow Truck Toy Run
Saturday, Dec 7
8 a.m. Ð 10:30 a.m. breakfast
8:45 a.m. tow truck arrival
Bridges Community Church
505 Driscoll Rd., Fremont
Cost: $5 donation for breakfast