2021 Stan Johnston Memorial Toy Run

Hi! We're the Washington County Chapter of ABATE of Oregon. Our organization has, for the last 4 decades, held an annual event in November that supports the Hillsboro Fire Departments 'Toy and Joy Program'. This program supports families in need throughout our community during the holidays. The Washington County Chapter would typically have started fundraising earlier this year by selling drawing tickets and collecting new unwrapped toys. We would follow our fundraising with a police and fire engine escorted parade through Hillsboro in November ending with a ceremony presenting the Hillsboro Fire Department with a huge pile of toys and a giant "I WON THE LOTTO" check representing all the funds we raised throughout the year.
 
This 2 years has proven to be an especially difficult one for us, for you and for our community. We have not been able to begin fundraising for this important annual event due to the challenges facing all organizations and businesses recently. This puts us in a bit of a pickle. Now more than ever our community needs us and we need you!
 
In a typical year we would have raised and donated in excess of $2,000 in cash to the Hillsboro Fire Department. Along with our cash donation we would have donated a cargo trailer full of toys brought to our annual event by the motorcycling community. Between our cash donation and the plethora of toys we estimate our annual gift to the Toy and Joy program to be in the neighborhood of $5,000. Our goal last year was to donate $5,000 and we did just that.  So, our goal this year is to beat last years donation of $5,000, PLUS a pile of toys, and we need your help. Every cent (minus GoFundMe fees) donated to our fundraiser will go to the Hillsboro Fire Department's Toy and Joy program and be used to support families in our very own community. Please help us make sure we can continue to support this important community program, especially this year.
 
We'll close the fundraiser on November 19th, 2021. Please, if you haven't donated, donate now.... if you haven't shared this fundraiser, share it now.
 
This page will be updated as more information and locations can be safely scheduled. Thank you.
 
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Organizer

Greg Vaughn 
Organizer
Cornelius, OR
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