Capital Metro Connects Kids and Toys

Sunshine and big crowds.

On Saturday Capital Metro participated in the 22nd Annual Chuys Children Giving to Children Parade down Congress Ave. My arms are still tired from waving (and carrying my 6-year-old part of the way.)

It was a beautiful day and this year for the first time we combined our participation in the parade with an employee toy collection drive. Despite a late start to the toy drive Capital Metro employees proudly contributed well over 100 toys to Operation Blue Santa for the children of Central Texas.

We looked a bit like Santa's sleigh.

As we ambled down Congress the crowds lining the street were as big as I’ve seen them for the parade. The big turnout led to larger-than-expected donations to Operation Blue Santa and our bus was “drafted” mid-parade by the Parade Marshalls to serve as a toy collection vehicle near 6th and Congress. We spent a good ten minutes on the Ann Richards Bridge at the end of the parade unloading all the great donations from everyone along the way.

Thanks to all from Capital Metro who participated and to those of you in the crowd who cheered us on as we rolled past on Saturday.

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