By Jade Bulecza - bio | email VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A motorcyle group in Valdosta is gearing up for its 18th annual toy ride.
Saturday bikers will and rumble through the streets of Lowndes County with toys to make Christmas better for children in need.
Bring a toy and ride for children in need.
"The only thing it costs is a new unwrapped toy," said Jimmy Land with the Outback Riders.
It's the Outback Riders annual toy ride. They want all motorcyclists to come out to the lake park outlet stores Saturday. And ride to Five Points in Valdosta to drop off the toys.
Last year 2,200 bikes brought more than 7,000 toys.
The toys go to the Salvation Army.
"We feel like we've done a good job," said Land.
"Last year we could not have served every child without them," said Capt. Monica Nickum with the Salvation Army.
They served close to 2,000 children in the Angel Tree program last year.
"More than we've done here we were really panicking at the last minute when they came in with all their toys and we were able to help every single child," said Capt. Nickum.
This year they'll serve 750 kids.
"We decided to cut if off because of the funds available," said Capt. Nickum. "You never want to take more children than you have the money to at least purchase one gift for."
So donate a new and unwrapped toy even if you don't have a bike you can drop off a toy at this weekend's ride.
Blessing of the bikes starts at 1:15 p.m. at the Lake Park Outlet stores (rain or shine)
Bikes pull out at 1:30 p.m. For more information call (229) 460-2521 or 561-7125.
Santa Claus will make an appearance so bring your families out. There's a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, and you could win a 50CC Honda.
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