Carz N’ Toyz made its 7th Annual Toy Drive to Virtua Voorhees on Saturday, December 9 to deliver a truck full of toys for thousands of local children. Nearly a hundred volunteers, community members and Virtua staff all came out to the hospital to welcome the special delivery on the first snow day of the season.

The local group of car enthusiasts paraded nearly 75 cars down Route 70 from Caffe Aldo Lamberti in Cherry Hill to Virtua Voorhees following a large box truck filled with more than 1,200 toys and gifts that will be distributed to children served by Virtua. Also at the event, Carz N’ Toyz announced their new name, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation, which pays tribute to president Sam Lacroce’s late son Joseph.

“Thanks to everyone who participated in our 7th Annual Toy Drive. The caravan to Virtua gets bigger every year and this year over 1,200 toys were delivered,” commented Sam Lacroce, president of the Joseph Lacroce Foundation. “With continued help from our supporters, the Joseph Lacroce Foundation will do even bigger things in the future!”

Also at the event, Virtua unveiled its new Pediatric Mobile Services Program vehicle, which was made possible by a recent $1 million donation from the Joseph Lacroce Foundation. This new program will put Virtua’s pediatric specialists and educators on wheels to provide care to children across South Jersey in areas with the greatest need.

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our friends at the Joseph Lacroce Foundation,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, president and CEO of Virtua. “Because of their generosity today and throughout the years, Virtua is transforming care for children in our community.”