Lynbrook’s TrainLand to Host The Great American Train Race for Charity
Local charity event in support of Long Island’s FCA Family & Children’s Association
Livestream the event November 13th, 2021 from 8am-10am ET HERE
As the holiday season approaches, gratitude and giving are top of mind for us at Trainland. This year, TrainWorld and TrainLand have partnered with FCA, Family & Children’s Association, for a fundraising event supporting Long Island’s most vulnerable children, families, and communities. On Saturday, November 13th from 8am-10am, TrainLand will be opening its doors to children and families supported by FCA for The Great American Train Race for Charity, a fun day complete with a 25-foot train race, benefitting FCA’s Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op which provides childcare and rich educational and creative curriculum for preschool children residing in low-income communities. The support these children receive offers them a strong social, emotional and cognitive foundation to prepare them for school and allows their parents to work on goals of education, employment, benefit eligibility, medical/mental health, substance abuse treatment and other identified needs.
We're also enlisting the support of your favorite model train manufacturers, such as Bachmann, Atlas, Lionel, PIKO, LGB, Rapido Trains and Athearn, who are getting involved by donating to the foundation as well as donating trains for the race. Each manufacturer sponsor will be tied to a specific child that is under the FCA umbrella and that child will be running a train in the race. While the race will be bracket-style, every child will be a winner in this race. Leading up to the event, we’ve set up a donation page where we invite all to donate to their team of choice at https://p2p.onecause.com/trainrace. All proceeds donated to FCA's Family Support programs will benefit Long Island families in need.
We always try to find ways to use this hobby to enrich the community and support great causes like this one. Not only will we be supporting these deserving families, but it will also be a fun time for the kids!" says Ken Bianco Jr. of TrainWorld/TrainLand.
While this will be a private event for the children and families supported by the FCA, this event can live-streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TrainWorldLLC and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/trainworldtv. In addition, you can show your support by donating to the FCA at https://p2p.onecause.com/trainrace.
Thank you for your support!
Founded in 1968 by Peter and Aileen Bianco, TrainWorld and TrainLand are global leaders in the model train industry, serving as America’s largest discount train store for well over 50 years. Today, the business remains family run as the second and third generations of Bianco's have taken on the challenge of revitalizing the company's traditional business model and propelling it into the 21st century.
TrainWorld and Trainland have become renowned in the business for leading the charge in the digital revolution, working to rebrand the train industry as a modern day hobby by utilizing social media to engage, attract and connect new and existing train enthusiasts around the world.
Through TrainWorldTV, a show that lives on their YouTube channel and Facebook Live, they have created a voice for themselves and a platform for industry experts and professionals, like Mike Wolf, CEO of MTH Trains, to appear in front of and engage with their base. Never before has the industry interacted with consumers on this scale, and judging by the response and viewership growth, model train companies and enthusiasts around the world are loving it.
To date, TrainWorld is approaching 60 thousand followers on Facebook, over 15 Million views on YouTube and nearly 20 thousand followers on Instagram, with additional profiles on Pinterest, WordPress, Google Plus, Twitter, and most recently - Snapchat. On their larger platforms, their viewership and subscriber numbers are competitive with major distributors and large scale corporations.
FCA is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to providing help and hope to Long Island’s most vulnerable children, families, seniors and communities. FCA is comprised of experienced professionals who both know enough and care enough to dedicate themselves to serve the most vulnerable residents of Long Island.
With support from a committed Board of Trustees, other volunteers and with disciplined leadership, we bring our individual and collective knowledge, skills and abilities to bear on the implementation of a continuum of community-based and residential programs and services that are strength-based and culturally competent.
FCA is a 501(c)(3) organization.