DFW Food Trucks & Toys for Tots Goal: A Sparkle in Every Eye
The 90th Annual lighting of the National Christmas Tree is this week. As dazzling as this spectacle will be, it pales in comparison to the sparkle in a child’s eye as they open a present on Christmas morning. Every year, the U. S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots Program strives to assure that all children experience the wide-eyed wonderment that Christmas morning brings. This year our Dallas-Forth Worth food trucks are partnering with local businesses and the Marines to support the Toys for Tots Program and help put a sparkle in the eye of every child in DFW.
Cash Donations will not be accepted (to the best of my knowledge) at the Toy Drives. If you’d like to make a cash donation, you can do so by credit card at the Toys for Tots website. Mail in donation forms are also available along with several ‘special’ donation types including In Memory or Tribute, Native American Program, by e-Bay sales, as a business gift or by donating your car.
Blossoms On The Bricks is pairing with Sassy Hot Dogs for their Toy Drive 2012 on Thursday, December 6th, from 11 AM to 1 PM to benefit local children connected with Fort Worth Metro Ministries. You’ll find them at 5023 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX.
The Gladney Center for Adoption and Gepetto’s Pizza Truck are sponsoring a Toy Drive the same day, Thursday, December 6th, from 11 AM to 1 PM. The Gladney Center is located at 6300 John Ryan Drive, Fort Worth, TX.
If you can’t make the lighting of the National Christmas Tree, then you might want to plan to attend the Trucks for Tots Toy Drive on Saturday, December 8th. This event is being held at 2505 Elm Street (corner of Elm and Gaston) in Deep Ellum from 11 AM – 7 PM. There are confirmed commitments from more than 20 Dallas and Forth Worth Food Trucks to support this massive toy drive for the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of Toys for Tots. Students from Lincoln High School and W. E. Greiner Exploratory Academy are sponsoring a drive to collect toys and bring them to the event with their family. The United States Marines on hand to accept your toy donation will be joined by the Lincoln High School Marching Band plus pictures with Santa, bounce houses and more than 50 local vendors for holiday shopping. A huge crowd is expected for this event. You can leave the car and ride Dart right to the event (get off at the Deep Ellum Dart Station right across the street) and avoid any parking hassles!
The list of participating food trucks includes: Rock & Roll Tacos, Rockstar Bakeshop, Easy Slider Truck, Ssahm BBQ, Gepetto’s Pizza, Three Lions, The Gastro Bomber, Bento Box, Bombay Chopstix, Cajun Tailgators, Eat Jo Dawgs, Four Seasons, Guava Tree, Jacks Chowhound, Lab of the Streets, Lucky Ducky Dogs, Nammi Truck, Pompeii, Rock N’ Ricks, Taste of Home, The Butchers Son, Three Lions, Tuttas and Yellow Belly and maybe more!
New update: Live Music Schedule
Bring a smile to a child’s face and a treat to your belly on December 16th by ringing an unwrapped toy to Fort Worth Food Park from 11 AM to 9 PM on December 16th. Santa will be at the park from 1PM to 3PM for photo opportunities (bring your own camera).
There is nothing like the thought of a child’s smile to get into the Christmas spirit. We encourage everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy (or more!) so no child in Dallas – Fort Worth goes without on Christmas morning. The sparkle in a child’s eye is priceless and precious. Join us at one of these events or any of the other Toys for Tots Christmas Toy Drive events and help to make a child’s wish come true.
Food Truck Connection is proud to promote these worthy events. If you are partnering with a DFW food truck to sponsor a Toys for Tots Toy Drive and you’d like to be featured here, email a copy of your flyer and information to firstname.lastname@example.org (not .com) and I’ll be happy to add your information.