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Toy Run featured in The Union 2011

Toy Run featured in The Union 2011

Thom Staser never intended to be a leather-wearing Santa Claus.

All he really wanted to do 20 years ago was have the freedom to choose whether or not to wear a helmet when he rode his motorcycle along California’s streets, roads and highways.

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LaMalfa Honors Nevada County Toy Run on 20th Anniversary

Official Press Release – November 15, 2011

official resolution document
Senator LaMalfa (shown left below) presented Thom Staser, CEO and Founder of the Nevada County Food & Toy Run, with a Senate Resolution to commemorate the Toy Run’s 20th Anniversary.  For the last 20 years the Nevada County Food and Toy Run has been able to provide donated food and gifts to families in need during the Christmas season.

“It is great to see organizations like the Nevada County Food & Toy Run spread holiday cheer by taking part in the gift of giving,” Senator LaMalfa stated.

This year the Toy Run will be taking place on Saturday, December 10th at noon. As tradition, motorcyclists will ride from the Eric Rood Building to the Nevada County Fairgrounds to deliver toys for children and food for families.

I hope the Food & Toy Run will continue to touch the lives of those in need for another 20 years, concluded LaMalfa.

20th anniversary for the Nevada Food & Toy Run
(Senator Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing the fourth Senate District including Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Siskiyou, Sutter, Del Norte, Placer, Trinity, Yuba and Nevada counties).

Get a Leg Up!

This year the The Toy Run offers a new way to help bring Christmas to Nevada County families in need. While the Top Dog sponsorship level has been a popular donation level with local businesses, we realized that individuals and small businesses were being left out! Now there’s the Big Dog level ~ just for you.

But it get’s even better ~ Now you can donate, become a Big Dog or Top Dog sponsor, or buy individual shirts and ride pins from our website with just a click!  Look for the orange ‘Donate’ button and your donations will be securely sent to us through PayPal.  Remember to provide your shirt sizes when donating and your phone number or email address if we need to contact you about your donation!  (If you’d rather donate off-line, send us an email and let us know.)

Big Dog Sponsors

A donation of $125.00 gets you:

  • 4 long-sleeved Toy Run shirts for your posse
  • 2 commemorative ride pins
  • Tons of kudos and special mentions on the Food & Toy Run Facebook Page
Top Dog Sponsors

A donation of $250.00 gets you:

  • Your business listed in the HUGE, full page “Thank you” ad in the Christmas Day issue of the Union newspaper
  • Upfront and featured on our website Contributor roster for 2012, including a link to your business website
  • V.I.P. passes that put you at the front of the pack, or with Santa (he rides in the middle, so more people can see him)
  • 2  long-sleeved, collectable Toy Run shirts
  • 2 Toy Run commemorative ride pins
The Nevada County Food & Toy Run is a 501(3)c non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible. We will gladly provide sponsors with our tax ID number.

Where’d the time go?!

Everyone is getting excited – we’re almost legal with 20 years of bringing Christmas to Nevada County families in need.  There will be special announcements in the coming months to kick off the Food & Toy Run’s 20th anniversary milestone occasion, but you’ll have to check back here on the new website and on Facebook to get the latest!