On December 2-3, 2016 Team Holland came together with family and friends and the people of St. Louis to help deliver some much-needed holiday cheer to local children in need.
Over the course of two long days, more than 100,000 donated toys and new clothes worth more than $760,000 were unloaded, organized and distributed to local police and fire departments as well as organizations like the Urban League, Better Family Life, Moms on a Mission–in total some 40 different organizations. These first responders will distribute the gifts to those in their local communities to help build stronger bonds between first responders and the communities they serve.
The toy drive was spearheaded by Holland 2-million-miler, Roy Gillespie, and retired Holland professional driver Mike Koeller (a Minister at the Leap of Faith Church in Maryland Heights). Though the distribution event took a full two days, the duo actually started working on this drive last December!
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