Mid-State Truck Service expanded its annual Truckers for Tots campaign this year to support several communities within its Central and Western Wisconsin service areas.
Now in its tenth year, Mid-State Truck Service says its Truckers for Tots campaign seeks to acquire charitable donations in order to purchase gifts for area youth in need. This year’s event was expanded when Mid-State owners Jon and Tom Vandehay decided to team up with trucking industry business partners and suppliers to raise more money in support of this charitable effort.
As a result of the changes, Mid-State Truck Service says it and its campaign partners were able to donate $32,500 worth of new toys to four local communities with the hopes to give thousands of area children a Christmas to remember.
Mid-State says the program features a monetary donation period followed by an event where volunteers go shopping for gifts for those in need. The company says the shopping evenings are fun and upbeat as the volunteers shop for the area children in need. Volunteers also then help in the loading of trailer to transport the gifts, and then the unloading of the gifts at local toy distribution partners, while campaign partners transport the campaign trailer using their equipment, the company says.
This year, Mid-State Truck Service says shopping evenings were held in Stevens Point, Wis., Wausau, Wis., Marshfield, Wis., and Chippewa Falls, Wis.