NAI Ohio Equities has their very own Santa Claus in Maintenance and Facilities Engineer Michael Jennings. Jennings, who has worked for NAI Ohio Equities for over 10 years and has been involved in the North Linden Toy Run for just as long.
The North Linden Toy Run works in direct affiliation with the Feddersen Rec Center in North Linden, an underprivileged section of Columbus.
“The rec center will send out requests to all the local area schools to the children that may be less than privileged during this time of year,” explains Michael. “Then, a group of us will organize the community to fulfill the wish list.”
The community Michael is referring to is the motorcycle club and hot rod community in Central Ohio.
In addition to the wish fulfillment and gift collecting, the group also holds a Christmas party with a hot meal and photos with Santa (Michael himself). New this year is Santa’s sleigh that Michael built himself.
“I wanted to have something that brings joy to the children,” Michael stated.
The events are organized by Michael’s wife and rely on word of mouth and social media to spread the word about the events.