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Latin Fantasy Lowrider Car Club holds annual Christmas toy drive

Their reward is seeing the response of the youngsters who obtain the toys and goodies, which makes all of it price it.

HOUSTON — Houston’s Latin Fantasy Lowrider Car Club will host its thirty first annual toy drive on Christmas Day.

While many individuals had been at dwelling with household on Christmas Eve, the automotive membership’s members met at Shorty’s Hydraulics for hours to organize greater than 3,000 goodie baggage and pack greater than 3,000 toys for youngsters in low-income neighborhoods. 

Sotero “Shorty” Villarreal is Latin Fantasy’s president and co-founder of “Jugetes Para El Barrio,” which interprets to “toys for the neighborhood.” 

“You go out and you see these kids’ faces and the smiles on their face, just receiving a small little toy and it just, you know, inspires you to do more,” Villarreal stated.

Every year, it has grown greater and larger and Villarreal stated it is grow to be a practice. 

“Sometimes we don’t see each other throughout the year very often, but we know on Christmas Eve and even days before we come together,” Frank Hernandez, a member of Latin Fantasy Car Club stated. 

Every December 25 for the previous 31 years, membership members get collectively of their lowriders. They cruise via north Houston neighborhoods delivering a complete of greater than 6,000 toys and goodie baggage to kids.  

“It’s a great feeling when we see the kids you know out there, so grateful, you know. When some of our kids are used to getting Christmas,” Hernandez stated. 

Villarreal stated this occasion would not be potential with out the assist of native automotive membership members and companies. Thanks to their donations, Villarreal stated they bring about pleasure to households each Christmas. 

“There are families that come and tell us, you know if it wasn’t for us they wouldn’t be getting anything. So yes, sometimes it does get emotional,” Villarreal stated.

Their reward is seeing the response of the youngsters who obtain the toys and goodies, which makes all of it price it.

“This is our celebration. This is our Christmas. Tomorrow it’s even better. We’ll go out tomorrow early in the morning and start passing out toys,” Villarreal stated.

Every year, they settle for donations to achieve much more kids within the Houston space who would like to obtain a toy on Christmas. 

To donate or for extra data, name Shorty’s Hydraulics at 713-880-3119.

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