Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bikers in Alabama collect toys for kids for the holidays

Madison, Alabama, USA, (November 7, 2018) -- At Redstone Harley Davidson in Madison, Alabama, bikers lined up Sunday afternoon, bikes armed with toys, as part of the Saints MC 40th Annual Toy Run. Bikers from the Saints MC motorcycle club as well as other motorcycle tribes joined forces to help make the holidays special for kids in need this season.

"To make a kid smile on Christmas it feels great. It's what we've been doing for years," said Big Skinny, a member of Saints MC who has been doing the ride for 25 years. This year, he strapped Hot Wheels and dolls to his bike, which he delivered along with other riders to Christmas Charities Year Round, a Madison-based group that helps less fortunate kids and their families.

"Christmas Charities will bring a truck to our next stop and everyone will walk up and give them their toys," he said. "We've been doing this for 40 years." Brutus Leewright is also a member of the Saints MC. "We do pretty well. We get a lot of support from other clubs and other people," he said. "It's a worthy cause."

After a moment of prayer, riders put on their helmets, secured their toys, and headed to Shagnasty's in Huntsville to drop off the toys, using their passion to ride for an opportunity to help others. "There's a lot of children that don't have much for Christmas," said Brutus. "Times are hard for some people. We try to help out where we can." It's a small act of kindness that's making Christmas possible for families in Madison County. Saints MC sponsored the Toy Run. Christmas Charities Year Round accepts donations all year long.