Website" 10,125 Toys Donated since 2003 - MINI's Making A Difference Founded in 2003 by the Scales family, MINI's-Making-A-Difference, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is a charitable group of MINI Cooper Owner's and member's of our community dedicated to making a difference. Our first MINI Cooper charity event was a Toy Rally starting from Westerly, Rhode Island in 2003. MINI Cooper owners from around new England and New York stuffed their MINI's with toys and headed out on a Rally destined to deliver them to an organization that fulfilled the wishes of children suffering from serious illness. Each year since the Toy Rally has become an annual tradition that supports children in need and those facing serious illness. The event is typically held on the first Sunday in December. Much Thanks to the Donor's, Sponsor's, and MINI Owner's!