The PHCC Foundation donated nearly 70 toys to Grace Network to help kick off the Martinsville Speedway's annual Toy Drive. This year marks the Speedway's 17th year of participation, and the Foundation was more than willing to help the cause.
An appreciation luncheon was held on December 4 for the Foundation Board of Directors, and all members were asked to bring a toy to donate. Nearly 50 attended the event, making it a truly beneficial occasion.
Grace Network's Executive Director Donna Proctor spoke of the overwhelming need of donations in our community, and thanked all in attendance for doing what they can to help. Roughly 66 volunteers help Grace Network each week, but they are always looking for more volunteers, especially during the holidays, she said. (If you want to volunteer, find out more about the opportunities at Grace Network.)
The luncheon helped jump-start the Speedway's Toy Drive, which will take place on December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the infield of the Speedway. Anyone who donates a toy or gives a $10 donation will be able to drive their vehicle around the track. Or, take laps around the track in a real Sprint Cup car with Speedway President Clay Campbell with a $50 donation. All proceeds and money raised will be given to Grace Network to fund the Toy Drive.