Polk County Toy Run raised more than $20K

Published 8:03 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Each organization receives checks this week

COLUMBUS—This year’s Polk County Toy Run was a huge success for the children of Polk County as it raised more than $20,000. 

The toy run was held on Saturday, with 488 motorcycles, 153 passengers and 31 volunteers. 

The event raised more than $20,000 this year and 54 bags of toys. 

Polk County Toy Run Director Barry Gee distributed checks this week to the organizations who will distribute toys to Polk County children this Christmas. 

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Steps to HOPE, Outreach and the Polk County Department of Social Services received a check for $5,206.73 each. 

“We’re so blessed to have these agencies in Polk County,” Gee said this week. “With these checks and the 54 bags of toys collected they will reach all the needs throughout Polk County.” 

The toy run was held on Saturday and included a motorcycle ride from Saluda, through the county and Landrum and ended at the Polk County Courthouse. Riders brought $10 new toys or $10 donations. Local businesses have been collecting toys and donations throughout the county as well for weeks.