This year, WebTech became a proud sponsor of Santa’s Toy Run, an annual fundraiser to gain recognition and donations for the charities devoted to providing educational, financial, social, and the medical needs for children in the Atlanta region. Santa’s Toy Run was founded by local businessman Ron Rigdon, who owns Ron’s Auto Shop located in Norcross, GA.
Each holiday season, Ron brings together businesses and individuals in the region to support those in need through an annual toy drive. Donations are encouraged and Christmas toys for children are collected at businesses and storefronts throughout the metro Atlanta area.Last year’s toy run raised over 2000 toys and 65+ gift cards for over 650 foster children in domestic violence shelters, group homes and other organizations in the Metro-Atlanta area. Recipients included the Gwinnett and Fulton counties’ Partnership Against Domestic Violence shelters, Haven House, the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter and the VFW National Home for Children, among many others.
“It is important that local members and businesses in our community support these organizations devoted to children in need who will be the future contributors to our society and economy,” says Ron. Santa’s Toy Run is topped off each year with a culminating event at the Road Atlanta racetrack. Individuals can donate a toy for access to watch the races, and large donors and sponsors receive a “Race Car Ride Along” experience.
WebTech’s own Patrik CK has participated in Santa’s Toy Run for many years. This year, WebTech designed and donated a new website to Santa’s Toy Run to help the organization garner more exposure. The new website allows Ron to share the history of this successful event, to showcase event photos and to field event sign ups and messages from potential donors.
WebTech also participated in the event at Road Atlanta. “It was a pleasure to join so many of our neighbors and local business leaders at this exciting event,” says WebTech President Mark Itzkovitz. “It was filled with the joy of giving back that surrounds the holiday season. We wish Santa’s Toy Run has another successful year.”