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3rd Annual Fun with Mrs. Claus

Bringing Joy to the Community: A Recap of Our 3rd Annual Bike and Toy Drive

On December 9th, from 11 am to 1 pm, the heart of Minden, LA, was filled with the warmth of community spirit during our 3rd Annual Bike and Toy Drive hosted by WE'RE HERE, a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to making a positive impact. This enchanting event, located at 119 W Pine St., was a testament to the magic of the holiday season and the power of community generosity.

Community Engagement:

The event saw an incredible turnout, with a diverse and enthusiastic crowd coming together to celebrate the spirit of giving. Families, friends, and neighbors joined hands, making the occasion truly special. The laughter of children echoed through the air as they eagerly awaited the arrival of Mrs. Claus and her helpers, ready to distribute joy in the form of toys and bikes.


A heartfelt thank you goes out to our generous sponsors who made this event possible. Diamond sponsor Pearls of Purpose and others demonstrated their commitment to spreading joy in the community. Silver sponsors, such as B1 Bank, GBT Bank, and individuals like Danny Weaver from the Webster Parish Marshal Office, showed unwavering support. Bronze sponsors, including Something Savory N Sweet, Carroway Pre-owned, Harper Motors, and others, contributed significantly to the success of the event. Special recognition is extended to Best Kare, Mrs. Margaret Jones and Hercules AG & Outdoors for their invaluable support.

Children’s Joy:

The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the joy on the faces of the children as they received toys and bikes. The air was filled with laughter and excitement as Mrs. Claus and her helpers spread holiday cheer. Heartwarming anecdotes and quotes from kids and parents painted a picture of happiness that will be cherished for years to come.

Mrs. Claus and Helpers:

Mrs. Claus and her dedicated helpers played a crucial role in creating a magical experience for everyone present. Their warmth and kindness resonated with each child, making the event not just about receiving gifts but about creating lasting memories.


We are proud to emphasize that everyone, regardless of background or circumstances, was invited to share in the joy of the season. The event served as a beautiful example of unity in diversity, bringing together individuals from all walks of life.

Volunteer Appreciation:

A special acknowledgment goes out to the hardworking volunteers who selflessly devoted their time and energy to organize, set up, and manage the event. Their dedication was instrumental in ensuring the seamless execution of this festive celebration.

Future Impact:

As we reflect on this heartwarming event, we look forward to the positive impact it will have on the community. The support and donations received will allow us to continue our mission of bringing joy to the lives of local families. Stay tuned for future initiatives as we strive to make a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.

We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed, attended, and supported our 3rd Annual Bike and Toy Drive. Together, we made this holiday season a little brighter for our community!

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