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Raleigh biker club aspires to help families during holiday season

Posted December 18, 2015 10:23 p.m. EST
Updated December 18, 2015 10:39 p.m. EST

— The Turning Point Biker Club of Raleigh has a dream each year to deliver joy and hope to unsuspecting families that could use extra held during the holidays.

The goal for the last eight years has been to fill trailers full with toys for children of all ages, many of whom that might have gone without presents this holiday season.

Paul’s Barber Shop—located in the Edgewater Shopping Center—is a local business involved with the holiday gesture of goodwill.

The barber shop is a drop-off location for the toys that will help stuff the biker club's trailers. For the shop’s owner, Paul Engram, the partnership cuts right to the core of why he helps with the toy drive.

“Showing my little 8-year-old boy what it’s like to help people out, that’s the most important,” Engram said. “I can’t really express it enough, really.”

The toy drive is especially meaningful for one of Turning Point’s leaders, Herman Jones, who survived a motorcycle accident three years ago that almost took his life.

“When you come back from a traumatic accident, you want to make a difference in the world because you’re here for a reason,” Jones said.

The group will be accepting donations Saturday at Paul’s Barber Shop. Anyone dropping off gifts will be eligible for gift cards from Food Lion and Popeyes.