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How a Stolen Toy and a Passion for Cars Spawned a Charity for Sick Children

In 1970 Saverio Joseph Lacroce, age 7, was diagnosed with leukemia. His father, Saverio Sr. “Sam”, now facing the most heart wrenching of personal tragedies, brought his son to Children’s Hospital to begin treatment. Once the boy was settled in his room, Sam returned to the car to retrieve the boy’s personal things, and his…
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PEDIATRIC MOBILE SERVICE UNIT CEREMONY

The Virtua Pediatric Mobile Unit is on the move! On June 7th, 2018 Virtua Hospital hosted a Launch Ceremony to mark the official start of the program.

CARZ N’ TOYZ RENAMED TO JOSEPH LACROCE FOUNDATION

Giving to Children throughout South Jersey A personal tragedy that began for Saverio “Sam” Lacroce and his family more than four decades ago has evolved into a charitable organization that each year brightens the lives of thousands of hospitalized children throughout South Jersey. Carz N’ Toyz: Driven to Care for Kids, was founded in 2011 by Lacroce, board…
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CARZ N’ TOYZ MAKES DONATION FOR NEW RECREATIONAL THERAPY ROOM

A donation of $10,000 was made to Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in support of their project to renovate and update an existing Recreational Therapy room. The room is in need of a physical and technological overhaul to better accommodate newer technologies and better suite Weisman patients with complex medical needs. When completed, the room will…
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CARZ N’ TOYZ 7TH ANUAL TOY RUN

The Joseph Lacroce Foundation was proud to host their annual Toy Run to bring toys to hospitalized children in the South Jersey area. With help from many donations and volunteers, this event brought 1,200+ toys to Virtua Hospital that will be distributed to sick children throughout the year.

CARZ N’ TOYZ HAS BEEN NAMED “TOP NON-PROFIT”

On the heels of our highly successful Annual Charity Dinner and Fun Auction, Carz N’ Toyz has been named “Top Non-Profit” by SNJ Business People Publication. Carz N’ Toyz President, Saverio Lacroce said, “It is very gratifying to have been nominated by SNJBP’s readers. It means our hard work to gain awareness for our charity is paying off. In…
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STARTING THE SCHOOL YEAR OFF RIGHT

Carz N’ Toyz along with Our Lady of Lords Hospital provided school children in Camden NJ hundreds of book bags, rules, pencils, glue sticks and more. A healthy mind promotes a healthy body.

CARZ N’ TOYZ DONATES TO WEISMAN CHILDREN’S REHABILITATION HOSPITAL

Carz N’ Toyz donated to Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in an amount of $10,200 for specialized equipment for children with disabilities.

THE 5TH ANNUAL CARZ N’ TOYZ TOY RUN TO VIRTUA

Saturday December 12th marked the 5th annual Toy Run and it was the biggest, most successful one yet. The group assembled at Caffe Aldo Lamberti where complimentary coffee, bagels and donuts were served. Shortly after 10AM, more than 100 cars led by the Cherry Hill Police and a box truck loaded with more than 1200…
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CARZ N’ TOYZ BENEFITS FROM LOCAL SINGER’S EVENT

To announce her new single recording release, South Jersey’s own, Doreen Taylor had planned an exclusive release party evenet. With her new song being titled “Toy”, Doreen has asked that all attending bring a toy or donation to benefit Carz N’ Toyz. The event was held at Tandenza, one of Philadelphia’s most popular and award…
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