Help Make A Difference!
Founded in 2003
TOYS DONATED TO DATE 12,170 and counting........
Founded in 2003, MINI's-Making-A-Difference, a 501c3 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 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 Wishes of Rhode Island, The Childrens Shelter of Blackstone Valley, the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and many more organizations 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 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!