The BGS Transportation Law Department is carrying on the tradition of involvement with a great cause – the Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) Trucks and Toys event. This event provides toys for disadvantaged children and teens all over the state of Minnesota, through the efforts of MTA members like BGS. This year BGS attorneys and staff enthusiastically jumped in to the shopping challenge, and even helped load a truck!
The MTA has been running this event for more than 20 years, and this year twenty three MTA members around the state collected toys and cash (used to buy more toys). The MTA coordinates with many charities throughout the state, and this year partnered with even more groups to donate even more toys. Here in the metro area, the MTA donated toys to Kinship in Fridley, People Serving People in Minneapolis and Harriet Tubman Foundation in Minneapolis.
BGS personnel took part in the event on a more direct level. On Friday night December 2, BGS staff Jackie Campbell and Marly Gullekson (and Marly’s daughters and grandkids!) had a great time helping shop at the Blaine Target, where they helped the MTA purchase more than $13,000 of toys.
Bright and early the next morning, and fueled by coffee and hot chocolate, assistant Jackie Campbell and attorneys Carole Clark Isakson (and her daughter Ellie) and Nicole Wiebold helped sort hundreds and hundreds of toys, bag them, and load them in trucks provided by MTA members. The event was a wonderful way to start the holiday season, spend some time helping others, and make some new friends.
Happy holidays to you and yours!
The BGS Transportation Law Department