COLORADO SPRINGS – A Colorado non-profit backed by car lovers in our communities delivers trunk loads of toys to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora on Saturday.
The group, founded Travis Baker of the Colorado Dodge Challenger’s Club, is enjoying the support Pueblo’s Mountain Mopar, alongside the Colorado Chapter of Magnum Mafia, Mile High Head Turners and Wicked Stangs of Denver.
“Through fundraising, cash donations and toy donations we delivered over 4,000 items valued over $30,000 to two separate hospitals. The Trunks For Tots Foundation could not have done this without the thousands of people that helped this year,” said Travis Baker.
The donations amount to 10.5 huge bins used at the hospital to take in donations. In all, 52 cars were on hand for patients to see as they dropped off their donation.
Baker got involved when his daughter made a simple Christmas request. “She basically said, ‘I want to know what it’s like to give back.'”
Earlier this month, members delivered more toys than expected to a new partner in the effort, Kidsville at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. In fact, there were so many toys, that the hospital believes they might be able to distribute the donation to kids for an entire year.
MORE PHOTOS HERE This is all the result of personal donations by members, drop-off locations at community business partners, a handful of donation events around town, and fundraising online. This year’s efforts started with their first Trunk-or-Treat campaign around Halloween as they joined neighbors in passing out candy while accepting donations.
The Colorado-registered non-profit’s aim is to help bring smiles to patients as young as infants all the way to 20 years old undergoing care in our communities.
You can keep up with Trunks for Tots on their FACEBOOK PAGE .