Hundreds of bikers will be strapping on their motorcycle helmets on Saturday in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, as the 25th annual Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson H.O.G. Chapter holiday charity toy run has been known to attract participants from far and wide.
To participate in the event, bikers need to either bring an unwrapped toy or pay a $10 entry fee, reports the Rocky Mount Telegram. There will also be a raffle with some fabulous prizes – a $17,000 V-Rod Muscle motorcycle, $500 cash and a pink motorcycle jacket for ladies, just to name a few.
The money raised by the event will be used by the H.O.G. Chapter to buy additional toys for families in need before the holiday season. Last year, the group raised more than $8,000 to spend on toys – not counting the additional toys donated as entry fees.
Local woman Susie Powell, who says she’ll have trouble making ends meet this holiday season, said that the annual toy run has helped many needy families in the area over the past few years.
“It is a godsend, a blessing,” she told the news source. “I thank God for them.”