It started with just one bike, and then grew into something much bigger. A Charlottesville law firm came together to collect gifts to donate to the Toy Lift program, and as it is often the case during the holidays, the giving continued to grow.
Members of Tucker Griffin Barnes law firm in Charlottesville decided to collect brand-new bicycles to donate to the Toy Lift charity. They started with a goal of just five bikes, and now the donations are riding far past their expectations.
One of the staff members for the law firm is the toy lift founder's daughter-in-law. She encouraged them to donate to the charity, and after setting a goal of just a few bikes, the firm has now collected 20 bikes and counting.
Walmart in Charlottesville is doing its part by selling the bikes to them at the Black Friday discount.
"It's amazing what one person's idea can do and how in this time of giving it really can grow and this is kind of an example of that," said Bill Tucker, a senior partner at Tucker Griffin Barnes."
Other businesses like SNL Financial are also chipping in. The company gave the Kids Lift, the parent organization for the Toy Lift, $10,000 to buy bikes this year.
This year the toy lift will serve 3,300 children. Besides bikes, the wish list includes many other items like Pillow Pets, Legos, Polly Pockets, stuffed animals, and board games. Click here to view the full wish list.
The Toy Lift starts at 7 a.m. Friday at Fashion Square Mall. There will be and several satellite locations in the region as well. Click here for more information.