Carz N’ Toyz Delivers Toys, Makes $35,000 Donation to Virtua
Carz n’ Toyz came through big for kids served by Virtua this holiday season, delivering more than 1,200 toys during the Carz N’ Toyz annual Toy Run to Virtua Voorhees on December 13. Carz N’ Toyz also made a $35,000 donation to Virtua Foundation that will be used to create a Pediatric “Play Zone” in the waiting room of the Marvin Samson Foundation Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.
The toy run began at Café Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill, where Carz ‘N Toyz members, who are united by their love of cars, gathered with friends, family and volunteers. A caravan of more than 75 lavish sports cars traveled to Virtua Voorhees, followed by a large box truck donated by Pellegrino Chevrolet that was filled toys. More than 75 volunteers lined the entrance and hallway inside Lobby B, forming an assembly line to unload the truck.
Carz N’ Toyz was founded in 2011 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing happiness to children in need. All activities, including the annual toy run, are in memory of Lacroe’s late son Saverio Joseph Lacroce, who passed away in 1975 at age 12 after a battle with Leukemia.
Pictured: Ray Giannantonio, secretary, Carz N’ Toyz board of trustees; Richard Miller, president and CEO, Virtua; Bob Paglione, treasurer, Carz N’ Toyz board of trustees; Devin Skinner, patient; Saverio “Sam” Lacroce, president, Carz N’ Toyz board of trustees; Lea Peterson, patient.