Help Make A Difference!
Founded in 2003
TOYS DONATED TO DATE
16,902 and counting........
Founded in 2003, MINI's-Making-A-Difference, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the oldest charitable group of MINI Cooper Owners in the United States and is dedicated to making a difference in our communities.
We collect toys for children facing serious illnesses, and those in need. In 2003, thirteen MINI Coopers from across New England gathered in Westerly, Rhode Island for a contest to see who could fit the most toys in a MINI. The charitable giving has continued ever since.
The toy rally has become an annual tradition which continues in this spirit while directly helping families and area charities. Children's Wishes of Rhode Island, The Childrens Shelter of Blackstone Valley, The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, RI Center of Southern New England, and The Charter Care Foundation are among organizations that benefit from our efforts.
MINI's Making A Difference has provided financial aid to fund the wishes of ill children, stock food pantries, help families devastated by fires and floods, and support relief from natural disasters, all in an effort to make a difference.
If you have a MINI please join us! If you would like to become involved please consider making a donation. 100% of monies raised goes back to charitable deeds. The Toy Rally is typically held on the first Sunday in December.
A heart felt THANK YOU to the Donors, Sponsors, and MINI Owners!