Rex's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Crazy Babbling Sunshine

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    Las Vegas, NV

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 8

  • ON DVD:

REX DOTY

President/Founder
Toys 4 Smiles Foundation

“Don't look for the return in life; look for the giving.”

INTERESTS:

Art Non-Profit Organizations

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Fulfillment Community Family Self-Reflection

FOUNDATION:

Upholding a cause I believe in

TAGS:

children, donations, farm, fulfillment, fun, gifts, giving, group, happy, helping, inspired, kids, Las Vegas, love, people, Philanthropy, retirement, toys, volunteer, youth

BIOGRAPHY:

  • One day, Rex saw a TV show that went from town to town and granted their populations three wishes.
  • He thought to himself, "we need something like that here in Las Vegas."
  • Using scrap wood, he started crafting small toy cars to donate to local children.
  • He originally recruited a few of his friends to help out with his mission, but that number has since grown to 50 volunteers.
  • Local companies have begun donating their scrap wood to the cause.
  • His goal is to make 500 toys a year; at the time of the interview, he'd given away 65,000 toys.
  • He says that the key to his company is to let every child know that there is someone out there who cares about their happiness.
  • Says "if it were all to end tomorrow," that'd be okay, because he knows he's done his part to give back.

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