Allen and Jay

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Inspired by Oprah and Gayle's cross-country adventure, Jay Buchanan and Allen Arnold of Calumet, Oklahoma, pooled their money and did the challenge road trip style! The pair traveled through the great state of Oklahoma to make special deliveries in the spirit of kindness. "We were overwhelmed with the need that is in our community, in our county, in our state and so it was so difficult to decide on one charity or organization," Jay says. "It dawned on me, 'why not have fun with this?'"

After buying groceries for complete strangers in El Reno, Jay and Allen hop in the car and head to Oklahoma City! "We know that when you're [referring to Oprah] driving you like to be one with your thoughts," Allen says. "But, we are going to have to side with Gayle on this one, we like to kind of jam out. So, we're going to get our Wynonna [Judd] fix!"

In Oklahoma City, the boys visit Mercy Hospital, where they give families with sick loved ones baskets jam-packed with portable DVD players, restaurant gift cards, snacks, magazines and games!

For their last stop, Jay and Allen traveled to Yukon, Oklahoma, to surprise Linda, a woman who gathers Christmas toys for foster kids. Every year, Linda and her husband gather "wish lists" from children in state custody to try and make their holiday dreams come true—and this year things will be more merry and bright than ever! Jay and Allen deliver a whole pickup truck full of toys!

"This was the most incredible thing we've ever been a part of," Jay says. "The icing on the cake was that we got to go out and participate in something that we will never ever forget."
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Published on January 01, 2006

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