1st Sunday of December Every Year!
A 501c3 EIN 32-0131486 and Registered Florida Non-Profit Organization Event Coordinators: Bill and Sheri Brown
This Event Benefits: "Forgotten" Veterans - Children (newborn to 18 years old) - Special Need Individuals (all ages) and Seniors in our Local Community in Hillsborough County.
The Down Home Make You Feel Good All Over Cookson Hills Toy Run was established 1993 in honor of our country’s Armed Services Personnel, Police, Sheriff, Highway Patrol Officers and Firepersons who have given some or all of themselves to protect the Freedoms, Lives and Liberties of those living in our world. “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. May God watch over you and keep you in his Grace.”
The event is now also held In Memory of Bill Brown, co-founder, who passed away November 2015 as a result of Pancreatic Cancer along with many years of different cancers, open heart surgery and other medical issues. Never, during the years of the Cookson Hills Toy Run, did he put himself above the needs of the community he loved and attended very event with energy and an inner happiness that was felt by anoyone who met him. His loss will always be remembered.
Those who came discovered the delight of seeing where their presents went instead of dropping them in a box and never knowing. Imagine watching a child, special need individual, senior or Veteran opening a present and experiencing their excitement and happiness. YOU created this. If you’ve never been to a toy run, or even if you have, you will never experience the magic of the true spirit of Christmas, adding to your family’s holiday season and beyond, until you join The Down Home Make You Feel Good All Over Cookson Hills Toy Run 24th year Legacy. Over 8000 individuals have been given Merry Christmas Memories.
Donations can be made through the PayPal account on the web site and will be extremely appreciated. The toy run is a 501c3 tax deductible charity. No one receives a salary, 100% of your donation goes to the cost of the event. If anyone wants to see the financial data, the information will happily be provided. Volunteers are also needed; teenagers needing community service time, Boy/Girl Scouts and anyone interested in helping to make this event succeed. If you can help with other event necessities it would be extremely appreciated. Please contact Sheri at 813-643-5758 / E-mail: Cooksontoyrun@aol.com, web site: www.cooksontoyrun.com .
We look forward to you, your family and friends joining the “Best Kept Secret in Hillsborough County” and our quest to bring Merry Christmas Memories to those “Forgotten” in this Holiday Season.
God Bless –