Children in Beaumont and Lufkin were surrounded with Christmas cheer as they got to celebrate Christmas early with gifts, fun and games.
In Beaumont, the 31st annual toy run benefitted foster children in the area. The event featured Santa Claus handing out gifts to the children. In addition, the kids got the chance to ride in muscle cars, motorcycles and jeeps.
“Holidays are always hard. If you’re away from original family and you’ve been through some of the things our kids have been through, it’s a tough time,” said Laura May, executive director of Buckner in Beaumont. “We want to create some really happy memories to replace some of the sadness and tough times.”
Thank you to our friends from Southern High Rollers 4x4 Club of Houston, Christian Motorcycle Association, Cowboy Harley, Austin Chop Shop, Tri-City Corvette Club, Beaumont Fire Department Station #9 and Courville’s Catering for helping to make this event special for foster kids in Beaumont.
In Lufkin, the 12th annual toy run also included a visit from Santa as bikers and Jeepers rode up to deliver toys for children in foster care.
More than 50 motorcycles and Jeeps started the ride at Brothers Keeper Church to participate in a police-escorted ride to Lufkin Parks and Recreation building to deliver gifts, smiles and fun for children in Buckner foster care.
“This event is absolutely amazing,” said Wendy Robuck, regional director of Buckner Foster Care in East and Southeast Texas. “The kids love it. It’s the highlight of the year for them and gives them something they can look forward to.”
Thank you to our friends at Brothers Keeper Church, Brothers Keeper Motorcycle Ministry and Jeepin For Jesus for your generosity and support of vulnerable children in Lufkin.