July 3, 2013

Contact: Bevin Theodore

Director of PR & Communications





WHAT:     “Christmas in July” 12th Annual Toy Run for KidsPeace, sponsored by the Independent Bikers of Pennsylvania

WHEN:     1 p.m., July 20                       

WHERE:    Donley TEC building on KidsPeace Orchard Hills Campus, North Whitehall Township

DETAILS:  Riders leave at noon from Werry’s Pub in Marshalls Creek and make their way to the North Whitehall Township campus, where they will be greeted by children and staff at Donley Therapeutic Education Center. Santa will be on hand to unpack the sleigh stuffed with toys and clothes for children in the residential program. The event will be held rain or shine, and all vehicles are welcome. Registration begins at Werry’s Pub at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 and $2.50 donation for children 12 and younger. Donations of new toys and clothes for children ages 10 to 18 are appreciated.

For more information, contact organizer Owen Strauss at 570-223-9934 or KidsPeace Director of Development Patrick Slattery at 610-799-8326.


About KidsPeace

For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit Follow us at or on Twitter @KidsPeace.