Ton of Toys 2020 Wrap-up

Ton of Toys Wrap Up

Lucas Oil Center was proud to partner with The Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Evansville District Council and WIKY 104 FM for the 3rd annual Ton of Toys-Toy Drive.

And thanks to everyone who made a donation, it was a BIG year! Guessing from the number of boxes and the weight of the toys/games inside we did collect at least a literal ton of toys. According to Joe Cook, Executive Director of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, they collected more toys this year than the last two years, combined!

From Monday, November 23 to Saturday, December 12, new and unwrapped toys were collected at both the East Side and West Side Lucas Oil Center locations. Children of families in need, under the age of 18 could be registered for participation. Recipients of toys resided in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh or Warrick counties.

Ton of Toys WIKY
St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) assisted 94 families comprised of 258 children. Over 40 full boxes of toys were transported from the SVDP Delaware Center to the Catholic Center gymnasium. They received the most toy donations from Lucas Oil Center without a doubt.
 
“This event supports our company culture as we aren’t just changing oil, were changing lives,” said Bill Floyd, Owner/Founder of Lucas Oil Center. “The doors would open up and a customer would walk in with so many toys and it just brought joy to watch the donations happen.”
Ton Of Toys Collection
Thank you again to all those who participated and made a difference in a child’s life this Christmas. This year’s toy drive had a tremendous response. Even though SVDP is no longer accepting donations for the Ton of Toys program this year, you can still bring joy to someone and have a positive influence on our community by assisting SVDP in other ways. If you choose to make a gift to their crisis fund, food pantry or district council, it will help our local community members during this trying time with rent and utility payments, food and other expenses.
 
Lucas Oil Center looks forward to being a part of Ton of Toys next year!

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Serving Those In Need

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been serving the Evansville community since 1882. Like all nonprofit organizations, they rely on the generosity of donors and volunteers who graciously give of their time, talent and treasure to further the mission of the Society.

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