For many clubs, it’s not only about building cars and cruising, but also about giving back to the community. The way that many clubs do that is through toy drives during the Christmas holiday season and Rollerz Only C.C. is one of them.
Even though the Rollerz toy drive was kind of a last minute thing, it had a great turnout. The plan came together in just two weeks, and with more than 75 cars in attendance, the toy drive was a success. Toys were collected in addition to money. There was a DJ on hand playing music, and all during the day there were drawings for different prizes from sponsors like OG Wire Wheels, Carnales Hydraulics and More Bounce Hydraulics.
A lucky raffle winner got a set of 14-inch wire wheels from OG Wire Wheels, and NAPA supplied a 5-foot stocking stuffed with goodies. More Bounce Hydraulics came through with coil springs and Lowrider Magazine donated a bunch of toys and magazines to give out as prizes.
Plenty of car clubs came through and supported the event, including Classified, Stylistics, Uce, Lifstyle, Suspects and Los Angeles C.C. just to name a few. Various other cars showed up and even a bunch of bikers stopped by to help the cause.
But getting the toys is only half of the job and the rewarding part is handing them out. So we tagged along as Rollerz Pnly members dropped off a cargo van full of toys a week later at a Salvation Army center. With two Impalas leading the way, we made our way to a temporary housing center for abused and battered women and their children.
With literally a room full of toys along with bins of even more toys lined up outside, it was almost overwhelming for some of the kids. Many had a hard time picking two toys from the vast array of options. Seeing the kids’ faces light up as they walked into the room made it all worthwhile for the Rollerz Only members who were there. Cruising and building cars may be a large part of why we do what we do, but giving back to the community is what it’s all about.