Touch-A-Truck

If you're new to this blog... trucks are everything to my kid. Name a truck, we have it. So naturally Touch-a-Truck is a MUST for us. Touch-a-Truck is basically a hands on truck extravaganza. Every kind of truck is there:  emergency trucks, construction trucks, trucks, trucks, trucks. Kids can sit in them, on them, and get behind the wheel, honk the horn, and push the buttons. They also have people there who drive them to talk to the kids about them. The best part... tickets are only $5.00 or a family 4 pack for $15.00.


This program is put on by the Junior League. This one was the Norfolk-Virginia Beach chapter. They are a community of women who promote volunteering, developing the potential of women, and improving communities. It is an educational and charitable organization. I can support girl power! In the 2017-2018 league year, they dedicated over 1,000 volunteer hours in the area. They have worked with the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Pediatric Clinic, the Salvation Army, the Union Mission, Park Place Child Life Center, the H.E.R. shelter, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, St. Mary's Home, the YWCA, and the Ronald McDonald House.  Whew, that's a lot.



(The Colgate truck!)
If you want to support, check out Little Hands Big Difference which is all about volunteering for kids. Mamas who have extra breast milk... check out their partnership with the Milk Bank at CHKD. If you like running, they partner with Girls On The Run. I've helped with girls on the run before... ummm I hate running. I'm all for the teamwork and self esteem that it builds though! They donate books to REACH and school supplies to For Kids, sanitary items for the H.E.R shelter. They also collect diapers, wipes, and baby formula. They also take wreaths for military veterans. You have lots of chances to donate in lots of different ways!


There were several vendors there, food, bubbles, coloring, lots to do, and lots of freebies.The weather was perfect and we had an awesome time. We will be back next year for sure! 
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