Local Used Car Salesman and Veteran Pays it Forward Each Fall for the Children’s Hospital Toy Run

Halloween decorations may have just been taken down, but a haul of toys in the Mark’s Auto Sales showroom makes it already feel like Christmas is around the corner.  This early Christmas preparation is not what you expect, as businesses decorate earlier and earlier to get their share of Christmas shopping purchases. It is a toy drive organized by long time salesperson, Curtis West, for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Toy Run.

Curtis West with his haul of toys so far for the 2018 Toy Run
Curtis West with his haul of toys so far for the 2018 Toy Run

Curtis has been organizing the toy drive at Mark’s Auto Sales benefiting the Children’s Hospital’s Toy Run since 2010. Curtis’ toy drive efforts are his way of paying it forward, after two of his grandsons received gifts from the Toy Run while receiving chemo and bone marrow transplants at Children’s Hospital.

Each year Curtis accumulates a van load of toys from his collection efforts.  He participates in the annual ride which takes place the first Sunday of December. However he collects so many toys, he has to pre-deliver them the day before the event, as there’s no way he could bring them all in tow on his Harley during the day of the Toy Run.

If you are interested in donating to Curtis’ toy drive for the Children’s Hospital Colorado Toy Run, you can drop off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards at Mark’s Auto Sales through the end of business on Friday November 30th.

The Children’s Hospital Toy Run is organized by area Harley Davidson dealers and pulls hundreds of riders/participants for the Toy Run event with riders delivering gifts to the Children’s Hospital Colorado.  On Sunday December 2, 2018 registered participants will ride their motorcycles and deliver toys to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

About Mark’s Auto Sales

Mark’s Auto Sales Inc is a family owned used car dealership in Lakewood. Learn more at marksautosales.com.