140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Car Run / Toys for Portland Shriners Hospital for Children

Location: Boring, Oregon. Ride: 2005 Chrysler 300C 3.5L V6
MegTheMog Talking Shriners Hospital Toy Run 12.20.08..

In the spirit of the holiday season, we bring to you the first annual Shriners Toy Run.

Shriners Hospitals help children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and palate..
They provide specialty pediatric care to thousands of kids each year. And they do it all free of charge.

Shriners is not funded by government programs. The hospital runs off of the generosity of kind people.
Every year the hospital gives away thousands of toys to patients, to make the visit a bit easier on them. I have witnessed the eyes of
many a child light up when they see a new toy or stuffy to play with. It's really a great thing.

OUR GOAL: To gather as many toys/gifts together as we can before mid-December.
On the 20th, we will convoy up to the hospital and deliver the goods.
Afterwords, we will continue the convoy to the PIR, and take in the winter wonderland light display. PIR charges $15.00 per car load...but I may be able
to get a lower group rates. Also..there is room to park..if people want to save a bit of cash by carpooling through the display. More info on group rates
to come.

Here is a list of items that Shriners uses *a lot* of. But any unwrapped, new toy donations are gratefully accepted. http://www.aliens300.com/needs.doc
We will be meeting across the street from 2820 Sam Jackson Parkway at 1:20pm. The meeting/staging area is across from the Shell Station.
It is a parking lot that is used for overflow at the bottom of the hill. I have been in contact with the head parking supervisor, and he thinks there will
be no problems with us using it.
After we all show up..we will convoy up the hill, and into the parking garage.
We will deliver the toys, take a walk about through the hospital, and watch a short video about what they do for the kids.

After that, we cruise to the raceway Unless of course anyone would like to stop for pie and hot chocolate on the way...yummm.
If anyone has any questions please contact me. If anything changes on this end..I will let you know If you thought you were going
to be able to attend, but something comes up, please let me know asap, so we can properly gauge the number of cars that will be in
the lot/garage.
I sure do appreciate it, folks. This is such a cool project. *gleee*

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