{mosimage}What started as  a group of friends motorcycling together five years ago has grown into a nonprofit organization whose goal is to step in and lend a hand whenever they can to make Fayetteville a better place. 
    “We help underprivileged children and distressed women in our community,” said Wendy Rogers, Steele Angels president and cofounder. “It has turned out really well. We have a lot of good events every year and great women (who participate).” 
    On Saturday Nov. 22, the Steele Angels toy run takes off from Legends with a police escort and will ride to The Doghouse to deliver a load of toys that will go to the Department of Social Services to be distributed to underprivileged children at Christmas. Registration starts at 12 p.m. and everyone will pull out of the parking lot at 2 p.m.
    While the Steele Angels contribute to many great causes, the Department of Social Services is one of their favorites. “They are really great because they know all the inside stuff — the details about children who are really in need in our county,” said Rogers. “That is why we definitely wanted to help them, because they know what’s going on.” 
    You don’t have to be a biker to help make a great Christmas for a struggling family. Toys and monetary donations can be dropped off at Legend’s or The Doghouse right up until the day of the ride. All of the toys will be loaded into a trailer and delivered with a check to social services. According to Rogers it is always worth the effort, and hearing from the recipients is a blessing in itself.
    “We get thank you cards back from these little kids that just bring tears to your eyes,” she said.
There is no registration fee, just bring a toy or make a financial donation. Legends is located at 4624 Bragg Blvd.
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