NorCal86 and 86DRIVE’s 2013 Toy DRIVE (recap)

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NorCal 86 DRIVE and NorCal 86 Owners Club present

our 1st Annual Holiday Toy DRIVE benefitting the Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland.

Our first event took place on Nov. 15, 2013 at Dublin Toyota.   Bring brand new and unwrapped toys and donations for the children at the Hospital and come check out everyone’s cars (and bring yours too!).  Free to attend, all cars and trucks and bikes are welcome.  ***  THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AND BROUGHT TOYS !!!!  ***

Please help us spread the word about our event and put smiles on some children’s faces!

If you need ideas as to what kind of gifts/toys to bring, here is a full “wish list” from the Children’s Hospital listing some of their more desired items.

CHO Wish List Project (Word Doc)

Join us in the FT86Club Discussion thread:


Here is a brief video recap of the Nov. 15th Dublin event.

NorCal 86 Holiday Toy DRIVE from 86 DRIVE on Vimeo.



We also had a 2nd event taking place in Stockton, CA on Nov. 23, 2013 between 4-7PM.  A second opportunity for you to bring a toy,  join us, and make a difference in some children’s lives!

This event was at:

Metro Pizza and Deli – 1820 Monte Diablo Ave, Stockton, CA 95203

Thank you if you came out to one or both of these events!

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A note from Jonah “Finch” Salerno who was chief organizer for the Toy Drive:

We collected a total of 257 toys thanks to all of you! This really was way beyond my expectations for our first ToyDRIVE and I am truly blown away. A special thanks to @phatpanda for allowing us to join his monthly meet-n-greet at Dublin Toyota Scion. And @jbravo373 and his family at Metro Pizza and Deli in Stockton for hosting our second successful meet while providing some awesome pizza, wedges, and wings to our giving crew. Everyone has come together and shown what a great community this really is. Thank you all and check be sure to check out the 86Drive website, facebook, and instagram in the coming days to see pictures of the final result of your generosity.
– Finch
Dec 12 2013

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