About Wheelers 4 Wishes
   

 

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Car CrushWheelers 4 Wishes was started in 2001 by members of TX4WD and TTORA. Which included Jim McDonald, Shannon Brookshire, Jared Brown, and Bruce Boyd. They came up with the idea for an umbrella group of 4x4 enthusiasts to help folks at Christmas time by collecting toys and food as the entry fee. The group was named "Wheelers-4-Wishes". W4W began having a show and shine beginning in 2001 at the San Jacinto mall in Baytown, TX. Any and all 4x4's were welcome to participate. In those days the toys were donated to an elementary school in Pasadena that knew the kids needing help at Christmas.

Later, in 2004 our annual event was held at East-Side Honda in Baytown, TX and they met a nice lady involved with a bunch of bikers doing a "toy run" and benefiting Toys for Tots. Jimmy and Shannon went to check out their event and decided to join in. At first, the bikers were a little reluctant to have us involved. Their event had always been a biker thing and they were a little concerned about our plans for RTI ramp, Car Crunch etc.... Now, after many years, we have gained their trust and more importantly, their respect. W4W puts on a professional, quality event and raise a lot of money every year for needy children. For the past several years we have had over 200 4x4's entered into the show and the numbers are getting larger every year. Toys for Tots has allowed us the opportunity to grow and expand our giving. The USMC has a great system to be sure the toys are distributed to the folks that need them most.

In 2010, a group of Jeep enthusiasts, Houston Jeep People, joined the team to attempt to make the Christmas event the biggest, most successful Wheelers 4 Wishes event to date.

In 2015, the reigns were passed to Kara Edwards with South Coast Jeeps, to continue the tradition of making this event fun for the whole family and our 4x4 community.  Our hope is to build upon the many years of hard work and dedication of all the past organizers and make the years to come a big success for Toys for Tots.