"I saw something today that gave me goose bumps. I saw about 100 motorcycles riding together for a good cause. I was wondering why minitruckers can't do the same. I know many good-hearted minitruckers who will ride for a good cause. I wanted to see if you can help me out by getting something together. Please contact me if you can or can't. I just want all those people who think minitruckers are a whole bunch of people who come in their towns and take over their hotel rooms to reconsider and rethink any bad thoughts they may have for people who just have a passion for a hobby. Please help me if you can."
-Sarah, Lawrenceville, GA

This email was sent to us through the Contact Us (www.minitruckinweb.com/contactus/index.html) section of Mini Truckin' website (www.minitruckinweb.com). While we don't have specifics for her on how to get a cruise together in the Atlanta, Georgia, area to support her close friend Zoey and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, we certainly do agree that minitruckers would (and do) cruise for good causes, especially when given the opportunity. With this letter still fresh in our minds, Tony Ramos presented us with the opportunity to host the Playtime Foundation's 11th Annual CHOC Cruise. We jumped at the chance to support this local toy drive that had become very dear to us over the years.

The purpose of the CHOC toy drive and car show extends way beyond the typical quest for trophies and like-minded mingling. The entry fee is an unwrapped, new toy to be donated and delivered to the kids of the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). No children are turned away from CHOC, and in 2007 more than $60 million in uncompensated care was provided by the hospital. With growing admissions and needs, busy hospitals like CHOC are always in need of great support from the community. In addition to distributing these awesome Christmas presents for the kids, the hospital can also use these toys during other holidays and upon major procedures, operations, and check-out. We will not be able to cruise to the hospital to deliver the toys directly this year due to construction, but that's no reason for the toy drive to suffer. Let's double this year's toy donations, and hopefully some kids will be able to visit us at the show area. Fill your minitruck's bed and cab with cool toys this December, and let's allow kids to be kids. Be sure to hit up the pre-party a few weeks before the toy drive. Everybody is welcome. We will see you there!

This holiday season, what are you doing for others and the community? How can you contribute? What local toy drive can you and your friends support? Are you putting together a toy drive or cruise? Tell us about it in our online Whazzup section (http://forums.minitruckinweb.com/69/5218/whazzup/index.html ). It is true that you'll get way more satisfaction out of giving than receiving this holiday season.

Event: 2010 CHOC Cruise #11 Pre-Party (Food and Drink Specials!)
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: The 6740 (Bar & Grill)
6740 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90601
Information: Tony @ (562) 587-2545

Event: 2010 CHOC Cruise #11 (Toy Drive/Show); Top 15
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2010
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; awards at 3 p.m.
Location: Anaheim Stadium (Orangewood Entrance)
2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806