That’s A Wrap
3rd Annual HAULIN’ FOR THE HOLIDAYS toy drive
The Young Professional Council did an amazing job with our 3rd Annual Haulin’ for the Holidays toy drive! It was a huge success! We were able to raise over $25,000 in Angel sponsorships and toy donations just through Amazon wish list orders, not including toy drop-offs. That is amazing! Thank you to all of our members for supporting our Tennessee Charites!
Haulin’ for the Holidays is a state-wide initiative by the Tennessee Trucking Association and its Young Professionals Council. In partnership with 5 local nonprofits, we’re making the holidays brighter for Tennessee children, teens, and families. It began two years ago when Troy Dickens, Rush Truck Center, had the idea and brought it to Patrick Mendenhall, Summit Truck Group, and Dave Huneryager, TTA. It was decided that we would do it and the Young Professional Council would spearhead the donations.
A special thanks to Jessie Merritt, Reliance Partners, LLC, Andrea Hall, Rush Truck Center, Patrick Mendenhall, Summit Truck Group, and Sarah Heffington, M & W Transportation Co., Inc., for all their hard work in getting the toy drive organized this year.
To see pictures from this year’s Haulin’ for the Holidays toy drop-offs, click here.
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.
Hands Up Jackson
Hands Up! is a 2-year preschool program for 2 1/2 – 4 year olds that incorporates hands-on learning and encourages critical thinking and conflict resolution skills.
Mission of Hope
Since 1996, the Mission of Hope has ministered to the people of various counties in Kentucky and Tennessee from which 80% of the region’s residents no longer have jobs in the coal mining industry.
Many of the people we assist are caught in the pockets of poverty and as a result have lost all hope for their future. With your help and with God’s love we can help bring new hope to many.