The Carroll Shelby Foundation kicked off their annual national holiday toy drive last Thursday. The foundation encourages car clubs to collect toys and money in their local communities for donation to a charity or children's hospital of the club's choice. Established by Carroll Shelby, the Carroll Shelby Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides medical and educational support for children from their first heartbeat through their college years.
"Carroll always said that car people were the most generous and caring group in the world," said Jenni Shreeves, executive director of the Carroll Shelby Foundation. "In the third year of the Carroll Shelby Toy Drive, we have steadily grown participation among car clubs across the United States. We want to be a catalyst for local clubs to make sure that every child in need has a wonderful holiday season."
Here's how the toy drive works. Under the Foundation's program each car club will collect toys and deliver them to the local charity or hospital of their choice. The club will set up the toy drive, collection and delivery times with its chosen organization. The Carroll Shelby Foundation will sponsor these clubs by providing two Commemorative Signature Shelby Collectible diecasts per car club to donate as an incentive to encourage participation. In addition, each vehicle that is part of the "special delivery" will receive an official Shelby decal for their car and the first 300 members to sign up for the holiday toy drive will also receive a Shelby poster.
For more information, or to download an application to participate, go here.
Photo Courtesy of the Carroll Shelby Foundation