Blue Sleighs are on their way for Pendergast Students A Toy Drive and toy run for needy children is collaborating with the pendergast district

The second annual Blue Sleigh Toy Drive and Toy Run is partnering with the Pendergast Foundation, churches, local veterans' organizations, civic organizations, local government, members and motorcyclists with the community for a very worthy purpose: the joy of seeing a needy child receiving a gift at Christmas.

Ernest La Mertha, Director, shares his passion for helping others, "As a local pastor and veteran I feel that it is my responsibility, as I practice my faith, to ensure that others have an opportunity to experience the same love, peace, and joy that I have. I share these experiences through the camaraderie of riding motorcycles. We are partnering with the Pendergast Elementary School District to nominate recipients; as we are undertaking the goal of presenting children of families in need within the Pendergast District community with a gift at Christmas."

Jose Arenas, Pendergast District Governing Board President, shared his strong support for the drive, "The toy drive has already been an overwhelming success as we partner with Blue Sleigh and the Pendergast Foundation to make this a special holiday for our less fortunate students. We are excited to be part of the distribution that will take place with a Motorcycle Toy Run on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Together they will make several stops delivering the toys to the recipients in the safety of a local school or business parking lot. After the toys are presented, and pictures are taken, they leave to the next stop and the families return home to place the presents under the tree. These community members are true angels and will make so many of our students who would not otherwise be able to afford presents, very happy on this blessed holiday."

Supporters of the Blue Sleigh Toy Drive and Toy Run are inviting members of the neighboring communities to collaborate with them in this opportunity. The Blue Sleigh Toy Drive and Toy Run's ultimate success depends on the support of the local community and the generosity of the people who donate toys.

For further information or to donate toys, contact Ernest La Mertha, Director of the Blue Sleigh Toy Run, lamerthaee@cox.net or call (602) 692-2544.

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