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Minnesota truckers bring Christmas presents to kids through Trucks and Toys


Tuesday, December 6, 2016
by JACK WHITSETT

“Twenty-three member companies volunteered as collection sites for the program,” Minnesota Trucking Association Manager of Marketing Communications Kelly Snyder said, “which means they collected toys and money from their employees and community members.”
“Twenty-three member companies volunteered as collection sites for the program,” Minnesota Trucking Association Manager of Marketing Communications Kelly Snyder said, “which means they collected toys and money from their employees and community members.”

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Trucking Association [MTA] has been delivering thousands of dollars’ worth of toys for children annually for more than 20 years, and last weekend they did it again, reported Kelly Snyder, manager of marketing communications at MTA.

“Trucks and toys is able to include more charities across the state and more children than ever before,” Snyder said.

The association spent over $13,000, all from donations by member companies, at the Blaine, Minnesota Target store, and 75 volunteers sorted the toys at MTA member Dedicated Logistics. Yesterday MTA members delivered the toys, said MTA President John Hausladen.

“Twenty-three member companies volunteered as collection sites for the program,” Snyder said, “which means they collected toys and money from their employees and community members.”

Though final numbers are not yet available for this year, in 2015 Trucks and Toys collected $17,807 in monetary donations, Hausladen said. A total of $20,585 was spent on toys, he added.

The Target purchase increased from $11,000 in 2015 to $13,000 this year, Snyder said.

 

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