Carz N' Toyz 7th Anual Toy Run
The 7th Annual Carz N' Toyz, now Joseph Lacroce Foundation, Toy Drive to Virtua was held this past Saturday. Thanks to all of you it was a HUGE success. Your generosity throughout the year, your help, support and enthusiasm made it so...
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Carz N' Toyz representatives attended the dedication of ultrasound equipment
Cars N Toyz representatives attended the dedication and blessing of the new ultrasound equipment purchased from donations received by the Cars N Toyz organization for the Antenatal Consultation Unit of Lourdes Health System.
Pictured left to right: Mark Nessel, Chief Operating Officer, Lourdes Health System, Sam Gabriel , Alexander J. Hatala, President/CEO, Lourdes Health System, Ray Giannantonio, Bob Paglione and Mark Pellegrino. Seated: Tom Fanelle, Lourdes Foundation Board member and Sam Lacroce. 

Carz N' Toyz makes donation for new Recreational Therapy room
a donation of $10,000.00 made to Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital in support of their project to renovate and update an existing Recreational Therapy room. The room is in need of a physical and technological overhaul to better accommodate newer technologies and better suite Weisman patients with complex medical needs.  When completed, the room will provide a location and equipment where Recreational Therapists can provide and utilize play, recreation, and leisure activities to improve the physical, cognitive and social/emotional abilities of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents.

Antenatal Consultation Unit Ultrasound Equipment donated by Carz N' Toyz
Over 3,000 ultrasounds are performed each year by the Antenatal Consultation Unit of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Providing the best ultrasound imaging became increasingly difficult as the equipment aged, making new equipment necessary. As a hospital that serves Camden, resources are limited and thankfully Carz N' Toyz stepped in as the largest donor to help make new equipment possible.
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Carz N’ Toyz has been named "Top Non-Profit"
On the heels of our highly successful Annual Charity Dinner and Fun Auction, Carz N’ Toyz has been named "Top Non-Profit" by SNJ Business People Publication
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Starting the School Year Off Right
Carz N' Toyz along with Our Lady of Lords Hospital provided school children in Camden NJ hundreds of book bags, rules, pencils, glue sticks and more. A healthy mind promotes a healthy body.

Carz N’ Toyz Comes To The Aid of a Special Needs Child…
A long time program of Carz N’ Toyz is their infant & child car seat program. Recently, the organization was asked to provide a ‘Special Needs’ Car Seat for a Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital patient. Carz N’ Toyz worked with Weisman to procure the proper car seat and provide it to the famil, ensuring. The specifically designed seat allows for the safe transportation of the child.

Carz N' Toyz Donates to Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Carz N' Toyz donated to Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in an amount of $10,200.00 for specialized equipment for children with disabilities.

The 5th Annual Carz N' Toyz Toy Run to Virtua
Many of you showed up to help deliver the toys and promote the holiday season.  Special thanks to Cherry Hill Police, High Octane, Caffe' Aldo Lamberti Restaurant and the employees and volunteers at Virtua. 
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From All of us at Carz N' Toyz...

Our Annual Carz N' Toyz Charity Dinner and Auction was held last evening at the Tavistock Country Club.  The event was an overwhelming success!  More than 180 were present in support of our mission to "put a smile of the faces of hospitalized children".  The highlight of the evening was a 'first showing' of a video that describes the passion of Carz N' Toyz and shows our mission in action through visits and commentary from our beneficiaries.  We were also honored to have Dr. Stephen Hunger, Chief of Pediatric Oncology and Director of the Center for Children Care Research at CHOP address the group.

So from the Board of Carz N' Toyz we say "Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...". to all of the Event Sponsors and Attendees, to those that provided a donation as well as everyone that wished us well. 

The Davis Charitable Foundation makes Donation to Osborn Family Health
For the 2nd year, the Davis Foundation made a contribution to support the efforts and many needs of Osborn Family Health. Carz N' Toyz prides ourself with having the ability to connect members of the community with our benefactors and bring light to their needs.
Carz N Toyz attended the opening of Weisman’s new Outpatient site opening

Carz N' Toyz Benefits From Local Singers Event

On June 16th Doreen Taylor presented at her Exclusive East Coast Single Release Party, at Tendenza in Philadelphia , her new song “ TOY “. Doreen named Carz N Toyz as her charity.
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Carz N’ Toyz Donates $12,000 to Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital

This donation promises to bring plenty of fun to the rehabilitation of children of all ages. The money will fund the purchase of a highly advanced video game platform called Eye Play. According to Hospital Administrator, Kathy Hall- Olsen, Eye Play encourages kids to use all parts of their bodies in motivating and interactive ways that will facilitate their recovery.
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Annual Toy Run To Virtua Bigger Than Ever

Car enthusiasts from all around the Delaware Valley gathered for the 4th annual Carz N’ Toyz Toy Run. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches and classic and exotic cars from all parts of the world filled the parking lot. Close to 100 cars in all assembled for the police led caravan to Virtua.
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Carz N' Toyz - The Road Ahead

The Annual Charity Dinner held on Sunday September 28th at Tavistock Country Club. The event was a huge success with this years attendance exceeding that of last year by 20%. The Dinner, Auction and Ad Book raised over $50,000 which will be used to purchase toys, books, book cases, defibrillators, oxygen monitoring equipment, special needs car seats, TV Monitors and other items specifically requested by Carz N' Toyz beneficiaries, Virtua, Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital and the Osborn Facility at Our Lady of Lourdes.
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American Collectors Insurance Sponors Carz N' Toyz

To our sponsor American Collectors insurance and all collectors who came out to the car show, we want to thank you for your support.
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"Jaws" Supports Carz N' Toyz

A big thank you to Ron “Jaws” Jaworski for showing his support of Carz N' Toyz at the SNJ  Business Jounial meeting September 23, 2014.

Happy Hour Event at “Caffe Aldo Lambert”

We, at Carz N' Toyz, want to thank all who attended the Happy Hour event at Caffe Aldo Lamberti's Restaurant September 12th, especially the group from Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Center pictured above. The weather was perfect and the cars were fabulous. All enjoyed the evening and the generous hospitality provided by the Restaurant. Again we sincerely thank you for your continued support.

Happy Hour Event at “Caffe Aldo Lambert”

We, at Carz N' Toyz want to thank all who attended the Happy Hour event at Caffe Aldo Lamberti's Restaurant. The weather was perfect and the cars were fabulous. The restaurant generously offered a glass of wine and snacks for all that brought a toy to help our cause.
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Carz N’ Toyz donates mobile bookshelf

Weisman Children's expressed their gratitude to Carz N' Toyz and Holman Automotive Group for the donation of a Mobile Book Case that travels from patient room to patient room for the children to enjoy. Carz N' Toyz was founded to "bring a smile to the faces of hospitalized and sick children" and they truly accomplished that this week!

Run for the Kids 2014

The sunny morning of April 13th brought local runners, joggers, and walkers to Virtua Hospital Voorhees certified track. Run for the Kids is a 5K for runners, but also includes a one-mile walking component for those wanting to raise awareness, but participate at a slower pace.
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Carz N’ Toyz donation provides baseline tests for 600 local youth athletes

Carz N’ Toyz is proud to be partnering with Virtua, the Philadelphia Soul, and South Jersey Elite Invitational Youth Football League to sponsor baseline concussion testing for local youth athletes.
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Christmas for Tahtiana

Early in December a Marine who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia was shot to death in Camden while trying to break up a fight. Veteran Marine, Timothy Loper Jr left behind his large and loving family and his 5 year-old daughter, Tahtiana, whom family members said he absolutely adored.
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Carz N' Toyz Toy Run 2013 a Huge Success!
If you were on Route 70 around 10 AM Saturday the 7th, you saw it. Spectators emerged from their places of business and gathered along the road to watch as nearly 100 cars and trucks from Ferraris to Fords, led by the Cherry Hill police, passed by. Their mission: To deliver more than 1,000 toys to the children under the care of Virtua.
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Carz N' Toyz Rounds Out 2013 in High Gear

On October 6th, Carz N Toyz held their annual Charity Dinner and Auction for the benefit of children under the care of Virtua, South Jersey. The dinner, held at Tavistock Country Club attracted 150 charitable guests, besting last year’s attendance by fifty-percent. Carz N Toyz treasurer, Bob Paglione, stated that approximately $30,000 was raised over and above the $5,000 Firstrust Bank sponsorship. The auction, alone raised over $8,000, highlighted by a drivable toy Lamborghini donated by F.C. Kerbeck in Palmyra.
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Aldo Lamberti Raises $4000 for Carz N' Toyz
Aldo Lamberti, known throughout Philadelphia and South Jersey for his exceptional and authentic Italian restaurants deserves recognition for his generosity as well. On numerous occasions throughout 2011 and 2012, Aldo graciously allowed his flagship restaurant on Route 70 in Cherry Hill to host events that helped Carz N' Toys raise cash and toys for the children under the care of the Virtua Health System. Most recently, Aldo donated a 12-liter bottle of Tommasi Amarone to be raffled off. Amarone is from the Veinto region of Italy and is held in the highest regard by wine enthusiasts. The raffled raised $4,000, which was presented to Carz N' Toys February 1, 2013.

Carz N' Toyz Toy Run 2012 Exceeds Expectations
Carz N’ Toyz came through big for kids served by Virtua this holiday season, delivering more than 1,800 toys during the Carz ‘N Toyz annual Toy Run to Virtua Voorhees on December 8. Carz N’ Toyz also made a $10,000 donation to Virtua Foundation that will be used to purchase artwork for the Pediatric Pavilion at Virtua Memorial...
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