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Dedicated Transportation Industry Partners Continue to Spread Holiday Cheer Throughout Central & Western Wisconsin Through Annual Truckers for Tots Campaign
For 11 years running, Mid-State Truck Service, and their dedicated transportation industry partners in Central & Western WI, continue to spread holiday cheer through their annual Truckers for Tots Campaign, which directly supports local Toys for Tots programs and impacts local communities.
Both Jon and Tom Vandehey, owners of Mid-State Truck Service, support many local community efforts throughout the year, but feel very strongly about this campaign’s efforts as it directly impacts our area’s youth, tomorrows future. And, it’s also another way to bring together local businesses to work cohesively spreading some much-needed holiday cheer. This year, Mid-State Truck Service is proud to once again partner with Furniture & ApplianceMart, Roehl Transport in addition to other transportation industry supporters as well as this year’s toy retailer Fleet Farm.
Much like in the past, this year’s Truckers for Tots campaign efforts will include several shopping evenings where volunteers fill shopping carts and purchase new toys using the monetary donations collected thus far. These toys are then taken to the local Toys for Tots toy distribution centers where they are sorted and prepped for gifting for Christmas. The children who receive these toy donations typically do not know or understand the magnitude of financial stress that their families may be going through during this time of year, and these toy donations help elevate some of that stress. The following shopping events are scheduled:
• Tuesday, December 4th @ 6pm – Fleet Farm of Stevens Point, WI
• Tuesday, December 11th @ 6pm – Fleet Farm of Marshfield, WI
• Thursday, December 13th @ 4pm – Fleet Farm of Wausau, WI
• Friday, December 14th @ 9am – Fleet Farm of Eau Claire, WI
This year’s Truckers for Tots campaign efforts will once again hugely impact local communities/families as Mid-State Truck Service, and their generous campaign partners, will once again donate nearly $30,000 dollars’ worth of new toys, giving many children a Christmas to remember! This type of generosity and team-work is a true reflection of the strong commitment and dedication these industry partners have towards the communities that have done so much for them throughout the years.
Truckers for Tots is an annual campaign committed to continuously supporting our area’s youth. All proceeds received are directly donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation through their local Toys for Tots program. Our commitment continues as a result of maintaining valuable relationships with local partners who include the Mid-State Truck Service Team, Valued Customers, Community Members, Industry Suppliers as well as local Toys for Tots program representatives.