NH Salvation Army’s Annual Santa Fund toy drive delivers the goods via motorcycles

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Photo gallery of the 35th annual Salvation Army Toy Run
by Jeffrey Hastings

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MANCHESTER, NH – Nearly 1,000 motocyclists from around New Hampshire participated in the 35th annual Toy Run, bringing Christmas gifts to assist the Salvation Army’s unofficial kickoff event for the New Hampshire Union Leader Santa Fund. The annual event by New Hampshire Motorcyclists’ Rights Organization took place Sept. 7, 2017, when riders made their way from Concord to Manchester. The ride originated at the Department of Safety where they were led by NH State Police and Concord Police, traveling to Manchester where Manchester Police Department led the way to the NH Union Leader building as part of the annual toy drop off.

Riders and passengers donated the array of gifts, which ranged from bicycles to stuffed animals. The Salvation Army staff organizes the gifts and greets every participant of the ride, which will be distributed to those in the community in need.
 
According to Robert Champagne of Salvation Army, last year 1,200 children benefitted from the toy drive during the Christmas season. 
 

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