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  • This Year, Santa’s Sleigh is a Transit (Again!)

    11/7/2016 12:43:59 PM - by JP Miller

    The holidays bring many ways to give back. It’s a great time of year to reflect on our blessings and spread joy to others in our community. That’s why Paul Miller Ford is once again partnering with the Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters for their annual toy drive.

    We’re supporting this fantastic program in two ways. First, we once again donated the official toy transport vehicle—a 2016 Transit 250, custom-wrapped by the team at Zipie to look like the festive sleigh it is. With nearly 250 cubic feet of cargo space, it’s got plenty of room for toys as the firefighters go around town collecting donations. It’s my sincere hope that our great town will fill the van—over and over and over again—to bring joy to kids all across Central Kentucky this holiday season.

    Of course, we’re going to do our part to help with that effort, too. Starting in early November, we’ll have toy collection boxes located in all three of our dealerships: Paul Miller Ford, Paul Miller Mazda, and Paul Miller Auto Outlet. We’ll be collecting donations of new, unwrapped toys throughout the holiday season—like the van, I’m hoping these boxes will be filled many times over!

    This program is special to all of us here at Paul Miller because it benefits families in need right here in Fayette County. The holidays really are about the kids, and anything we can do to help make their holiday season magical is something we all need to do. The Firefighters Toy Drive is a tradition here in Lexington, and it’s heartwarming to see our whole community come together for such a great cause.

    The Fraternal Order of Firefighters has organized a toy drive for the children of Fayette County for the past 85 years. We’ve been partnering with the Firefighters Toy Drive for three years, and it’s been incredible to see the Toy Drive grow by leaps and bounds in that time. Last year, the program was able to give toys to over a thousand children for the holidays. That’s huge!

    To any families interested in signing up to benefit from the program, you can do so beginning Monday, November 7, at 442 Southland Drive here in Lexington. The hours for signups are 11 – 4, Mondays through Wednesdays, and 11 – 7 on Thursdays. Parents will need to bring a current and valid Kentucky State I.D. or driver’s license, proof of Fayette Co. residence that matches the address on the I.D. (i.e., a utility bill or lease agreement), proof of guardianship, and each child’s birth certificate. The last day to sign up will be November 23.

    I urge all our customers to give back this season, if they’re able. These toys will mean the world to local children and their families come Christmas morning. So if you find yourself in a toy store this holiday season, grab something extra off the shelf and drop it off in one of our boxes. And if you see the Toy Drive Transit 250 on the road, give them a smile and a wave—after all, they’re our own personal Santas this holiday season!