8th Annual Torino's Toy Drive

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Published: Nov. 15, 2018 at 5:56 PM CST
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The following comes from GB Associates:

The 8th annual Torino's toy drive co-hosted by "Party With a Purpose" Charity Benefit Party will be held from 8 pm to 2 am on Friday, December 7th at the Boardroom Lounge above Torino's Pizza Bar at 3303 North Midkiff in Midland. The event features live music by local artists, a silent auction, and food from several local venues and chefs. The entry fee is a new, unwrapped toy or a $10 cash donation. All cash donations will be matched by Gene Roumell, owner of Torino’s Entertainment Group. There will be a cash bar. The public is invited.

The toy drive benefits Toys for Tots, High Sky Children's Ranch, Casa of West Texas, 311 Ministries and Kids First at Centers for Children and Families.

Gene Roumell, owner of the Torino Rntertainment Group, said "Last year we raised a total of $22,323. We also had individuals donating over $1,000 worth of toys during the event. This year's goal is $25,000 and 100 percent of the funds raised go to buy toys for our area's needy children. This is our favorite way to give back to the community. Making it possible for kids that would otherwise have nothing, to now have something to look forward to receiving for Christmas, is our reward. To see the pure joy on their faces is what Christmas is all about."

Steven Palma, co-owner of "Party With a Purpose" said, "We hope everyone will want to come out, have a great time, and help make the holidays brighter for kids who need our support."

For anyone wishing to make donations, or give new, unwrapped toys for the toy drive, Torino's Pizza Bar at 3303 N. Midkiff in Midland has donation boxes just inside the front entrance. The donation boxes are available now through December 7th. For more information, like Torino's Pizza Bar on Facebook. To become a sponsor of the event, donate silent auction items or donate monies, call Christy Unrein at Torino's Pizza Bar at 432-218-6943.