L. Harkey: It’s a very challenging ride. Each year it keeps getting better and bigger. You couldn’t ask for better support or volunteers. All the pain is worth it when you cross the finish line knowing you are making a difference to kids in need. Looking forward to the next Sleigh Ride!
K. Evenson: This is one of our favorite rides of the year. It is wonderful - every aspect of it. Your volunteers are especially great, as is the cause that the money goes to… We will keep coming back and telling others. Thanks for a great day!!
G. Del Grande: Regardless of rider type or level, ORS is the best supported, and most challenging ride in the region! Where else can you ride and blow through stop lights and 4 lane highway crossings w/o issue or hesitation? The support & dedication from all the volunteers is unmatchable!
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Operation Red Sleigh, Inc. is a non-profit organization that began in 2000. Local law enforcement including NC Highway Patrol started the organization to assist families in Randolph County who were in need. Our organization is given names by the school system's counselors and we help underprivileged children in Randolph County who will not have a Christmas. We raise money throughout the year and provide the children with gifts and a hot meal for the family the day the presents are handed out prior to Christmas.
first year we received donations, had a silent auction, held raffles and
spaghetti dinners to raise funds to buy Christmas presents for 62 needy
children.It is hard to believe after
all the months of hard work in 2008 that another year of fundraising has come
to a close. Because of all the generous donations in 2008, we were able to
provide gifts for over 350 children.Nine years under our belts and Operation red Sleigh, inc has
assisted over 1600 families with toys, clothing and food at Christmas.
2001 a cycling event was organized to raise additional funds and it has
grown each year. It was originally called "Operation Red Sleigh
Christmas in July Charity Bike Ride". Check our site for exciting new
changes regarding the cycling event.
our new site! You will find details of our scheduled events, a place to register
for the cycling event, provide feedback on the forum page and make a donation.
We especially encourage the cyclist to offer comments so we can make next years
ride even better.