We’ve concluded the first Annual Haulin’ for the Holidays Toy Drive!
We are thankful for all the folks who helped make this event a success. Across the state, we’ve tallied SEVERAL THOUSAND TOYS collected for our partner organizations. HUGE HUGE thanks to everyone.
Haulin’ for the Holidays is a state-wide Toy Drive by the Tennessee Trucking Association and its Young Professional Council in partnership with TTA members and local charities to make holidays brighter for Tennessee children, teens and families. We’re thrilled to be partnering with a wide range of organizations to make a real difference for this holiday season.
Toy Collection Start Date: October 28, 2019
Toy Collection End Date: December 6, 2019
Distribution of Toys: Week of December 9, 2019
A Special Thanks to those that Organized the Toy Drive
- Troy Dickens, Rush Truck Center Nashville, TN
- Patrick Mendenhall, Cumberland International Trucks, Inc.
- Holly Czuba, Cumberland International Trucks, Inc.
- Jessie Merritt, Capacity Southeast Agency
A Special Thanks to: MHC Kenworth & Milan Supply Chain Solutions
Hands Up Jackson
Hands Up Jackson is a preschool serving low income 2.5 – 5 year olds. The toys and supplies will be used for the school and classrooms.
A Special Thanks to: The Peterbilt Store – Knoxville & Skyline Transportation
Marines Toys for Tots
Below are some pictures from collection and drop-off in Knoxville! Craig Kendall with The Pete Store shared this on Saturday, December 7, 2019:
We had a great event today at The Pete Store Knoxville with 40+ tow trucks caravanning to us and donating toys for the Tennessee Trucking Association Young Professionals Council Haulin’ For The Holidays and Toys For Tots. Several thousand toys were donated.
Josh Ray, Pete Store Knoxville & TTA Young Professionals Council and Josh from Dan’s Towing did a great job organizing the event. Several Pete Store people and local companies helped:
- Dan’s Towing
- Skyline Transportation furnished a new trailer & donated toys
- Chestnut Street/Cedar Bluff Towing
- Clinton Highway Towing
- Thermo King of Knoxville
- Donna England from TTA joined us
- Total Transportation
- Miller-Motte Technical College
- Cummins of Knoxville
- Pate Summers GM
- Josh Ray’s wife, son and his friend
- Alicia Bowling solicited donations
- Rodger Pitts, Service Mgr
- Rob Stone
- Raquel Shackleford from Pete Store Marketing made up a killer flyer
There are many others who helped
Thanks everyone, you guys rock
A Special Thanks to: Rush Truck Center and Ozark Motor Lines
FedExFamilyHouse Santa’s Village
Shopping Venue for parents with a child being treated at LeBonheur children’s hospital and staying at FedExFamilyHouse the week before Christmas.
A Special Thanks to: Rush Truck Centers, MHC Kenworth, Neely Coble, Cumberland International Trucks, Inc. Western Express, & TCW
Youth Encouragement Services Teens
YES operates two youth centers that offer educational and recreational programs as alternatives for kids 6-18 during after school hours and summer break. The YES Christmas Store will provide over 600 underprivileged children with new clothes and toys.
Community Care Fellowship
Community Care Fellowship serves Nashville’s homeless and underserved populations by providing a daytime haven of safety, acceptance, and love. Through the compassion of Christ, we meet basic needs — like meals, laundry, and showers — while also offering individualized counseling and support, and fellowship to empower our community and break the cycle of poverty.