Midwest City, December 2, 2018 – The Naysayers Motorcycle Club of Midwest City held its 39th annual toy parade to provide toys for Oklahoma children at Christmas. The toys from this year’s parade will be donated to Sharing Tree, a local nonprofit that provides toys, coats, and winter clothing to families in need at Christmas.
For five years, the annual Toy Parade has benefited Sharing Tree’s Christmas Connection program, which provides an opportunity for parents to escape their difficult circumstances and pick out gifts and needed winter items for everyone in their home at no-cost. Families in need of assistance register for Christmas Connection in the fall and are invited back to the store in December to have a no-cost shopping experience, selecting toys and winter clothing based on their unique needs and preferences. Instead of a handout, Sharing Tree believes that providing the opportunity for parents to shop for their children allows them to feel the pride and dignity that comes with providing for your family.
“At Sharing Tree, we believe that no family should be deprived of Christmas-morning memories,” said Sharing Tree executive director Tabitha Narvaiz. “By providing parents the opportunity to shop for gifts for their kiddos, they can maintain the sense of pride and dignity that comes with providing for your family, no matter the circumstance.”
Each participant of the Naysayers’ Toy Parade is required to bring a new, unwrapped toy with a value of at least $10. This year’s Toy Parade collected hundreds of toys for the Christmas Connection program.
“We are incredibly grateful to the Naysayers Motorcycle Club of Midwest City for their continued generosity and support of Sharing Tree. Last year we provided Christmas morning to approximately 3,000 individuals throughout central Oklahoma. The toys the Naysayers collected will go a long way to helping thousands of Oklahomans in need have a joyful Christmas morning.”
Sharing Tree is a year-round nonprofit that serves central Oklahoma families in need by providing a dignified shopping experience at no cost. For more information about Sharing Tree and to find out how you can help, please visit sharingtreeok.org or call 405-634-2006.