Toys for Tots

Please join us for the 2021 DIA-OFA Toys for Tots Holiday Party
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Embassy Suites by Hilton
19525 Victor Pkwy
Livonia, MI 48152

6:00 PM – 7:30PM – Check In – Cocktails
7:30 – Dinner
50/50, raffles and prizes- immediately following dinner
$110.00 per person

Reservations would be appreciated by Wednesday, December 1st, 2021. You can reserve and pay via our website or you can RSVP to Don Wood.
email: or call 313-566-9624. Click here for printable flyer.

If you are mailing your payment- please mail payments to:
Attention: Rene Arnal
c/o B&W Cartage Company
9850 Pelham Road
Taylor, Michigan 48180

This event cannot be a success without our generous sponsors. Please consider sponsoring this event.
Please contact Lisa Dawe for sponsorship information.
Gold:      $500
Silver:    $250
Bronze:  $150
Any other gift donations (cash or prizes) received will be given sponsor acknowledgement.

A block of rooms is being held at Embassy Suites by Hilton for Detroit Intermodal Association guests. A limited quantity of rooms will be available at a special rate which includes a complimentary breakfast.  Please contact Embassy Suites directly to reserve your room. Deadline to book is December 1st, 2021

We are now accepting 2022 membership dues. 50.00- New Membership.  40.00 Renewal.
Memberships are valid from January to December.
Visit our membership page to register and pay.

Operation Good Cheer needs our help…Do you have truck power?
OGC is looking for truck power and containers to pick up toys from participating companies and take to the goods over to Pentastar in Waterford on Thursday, 12/2/21 & Friday 12/3/21. Please contact Sherry for details.

FROM: Sherry Brackenwagen
Director of Operation Good Cheer

We are thrilled to be celebrating 50 years of Operation Good Cheer (OGC) in 2021. We want you all to know we could not make this happen without you. This is our first email to give you the dates and are looking to get some feedback that your company and team will again be participating in OGC.
1.  The dates for 2021 are Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 & Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021
2.  We are back at Pentastar Aviation once again at the Oakland International Airport.
3.  Friday, December 3rd will be our gift collection day throughout SE Michigan
4.  Saturday, December 4th will be gift deliver day again throughout SE Michigan, we have a few additional      locations again this year as we did in 2019 for those of you who helped us deliver to airport locations.

Due to Covid in 2020, we moved all 18,960 gifts by ground transportation except for 1 flight to the Upper Peninsula, in the same 2-day period as usual. This would not have been possible without a very large warehouse and all of your companies continued support and generosity. We are very grateful to you all for “making Christmas Wishes come true” for 6,320 children in Michigan in 2020.

Many transportation companies have made this a company event and your entire offices have showed up to load or unload at the hanger.  Our destinations love meeting your drivers, who are always so patience, helpful, kind and professional.

In 2021, we have 86 foster care agencies participating and more than 6,400 children anxiously awaiting Christmas.

This a “callout” to the transportation companies that have assisted us in the past with OGC, to see who will join us again in 2021?  Please respond by email or call me personally if we can count on your company again.

Sherry Brackenwagen
Director of Operation Good Cheer
Child and Family Charities
4287 Five Oaks Drive
Lansing, MI 48911
Office: 517-349-6226
Cell: 517-896-8289