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The Lower Yellowstone Chapter Of A.B.A.T.E. Seeks Toy Donations Or Cash Donations For 25th Annual Toy Drive


November 13, 2019 | View PDF

The Lower Yellowstone Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) is a nonprofit organization in Montana that promotes motorcycle education, safety and awareness. Our organization is involved in various community activities across Montana. These include motorcycle safety courses, annual children’s motorcycle safety poster contest, annual bike show, and involvement with many other nonprofit organizations in Eastern Montana.

Because the Lower Yellowstone Chapter is the largest in the state, our chapter splits into two counties, Richland and Dawson counties, for our annual toy drives. In Richland County we have worked closely with Christmas Coalition for 20 years; gathering, buying, and donating toys for Gifts From The Heart. Last year, in our community, we distributed gifts to 411 children amoung 151 families. Our chapter collects most of the toys and monetary donations from area companies, businesses, and individuals. This continued support is what keeps our toy drive going.

We are looking for a tax-deductible contribution that will make a difference in a child’s life at Christmas. There are many ways to donate. Buy a gift from or drop it off at Johnson Hardware & Furniture during the Christmas Stroll on November 29. We will be selling sloppy joes, hot cocoa, hot apple cider and baked goods. Most of the ingredients and supplies are generously donated to us by Johnson Hardware & Furniture as a fundraiser for our toy drive. When you donate a gift during the stroll you will get a free meal! Monetary donations can be mailed directly to Stockman Bank-ABATE, 301 W Holly St., Sidney, MT 59270 or Maria Hodge, PO Box 62, Crane, MT 59217. Arrangements can be made to pick up toys by calling Maria Hodge at 406-480-3597.

We thank you for your continued support in this worthwhile endeavor during the Christmas Holiday.


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