Help Make A Difference!

Founded in 2003



Toys donated to date - 11,056 and counting...


Founded in 2003, MINI's-Making-A-Difference, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a charitable group of MINI Cooper Owner's and members of our community dedicated to making a difference.

We collect toys and donations for children facing serious illness 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 and 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. Make-A-Wish, Toys for Tots, Children's Wish Group of Rhode Island, the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and many more have benefited from our efforts.  

MINI's Making A Difference also provides financial aid to fund the Wishes of ill children, supported Haitian earthquake relief, stocking food pantries, helping families devastated by fires and floods, all in an effort to make a difference. 

If you have a MINI please join us! If you would like to become involved consider 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!