DETROIT – Clutch & Throttle, today announced it will host a holiday toy drive now through Dec. 31. The shop will accept donations of NEW toys at its store, located at 6544 Beaubien St., in the Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. All items collected will be donated to Brilliant Detroit families.

“Ever since opening in Detroit, giving back to the community has been a priority for us. Giving back is a tradition I want to teach my children by leading by example,” said Brad Touchette, founder and owner of Clutch & Throttle. “Brilliant Detroit gives a lot to the community and we are very excited to add a toy drive to their offerings. No child should be without a Christmas.”

Brilliant Detroit’s wish list includes a wide variety of gifts: skateboards, sports equipment, learning electronics, art sets, puzzles, Legos, Barbie Dolls, Playdough and accessories, card games, play home equipment and winter clothing. All items must be new and in original packaging. A complete list is below.

Clutch & Throttle is the premier shop for Detroit motorcycle enthusiasts. It offers high quality, purpose-built motorcycle protective gear, apparel and accessories with style and function in mind. The space also includes a workshop to service and repair motorcycles.

“The timing of this initiative couldn’t be any more perfect,” said Cindy Eggleton, co-founder and CEO of Brilliant Detroit. “I had just been approached by several member families asking for assistance with holiday gift giving for their children. Then I received a call that Clutch & Throttle wanted to help us. We’re so grateful and thankful. These donations will help make the difference in the life of a child this holiday.”

Established in 2015, Brilliant Detroit provides a radically new approach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods and create a unique delivery model for early childhood development by using underutilized housing stock to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods. Brilliant Detroit homes – complete with signature orange-colored front doors – provide holistic services for children ages 0-8 predicated on evidence-based programs around health, family support and education.

Brilliant Detroit was born to create kid success neighborhoods. In each location, neighbors come together for fellowship, activities and learning to assure school readiness and provide needed support for families. For more information, visit

Brilliant Detroit Toy Drive Wish List

  • Health
  • Riding toys
  • Skateboards
  • Grooming sets (comb, brush, etc.)
  • Sports equipment (footballs, baseballs, etc.)
  • Literacy
  • Leap Frog books, pens, etc.
  • Learning electronics
  • Art sets
  • Puzzles
  • Coloring books with crayons
  • Legos
  • Barbies (multi-cultural), action figures
  • Board games
  • Sorry, Chutes and Ladders, Candyland, Trouble, Guess Who
  • Boggle, Scrabble, Apples to Apples Junior, Bananagrams, Phonics Dominoes, Lakeshore Catch-a-Letter Magnetic Fishing Game
  • Card games
  • Playdough and accessories
  • Wikki Stix
  • Mathlink Cubs
  • Dot Markers (BINGO markers)
  • Alphabet Flashcards
  • Family Support
  • Play cash register with money
  • Play food
  • Gym shoes
  • Undergarments
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Snow suits
  • Thermals
  • Scarves
  • Diapers
  • Wipes

Clutch & Throttle is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 313-656-4325 or visit Clutch & Throttle on the web at or via Facebook and Instagram.

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Brilliant Detroit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school-ready, healthy, and stable.

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5675 Larkins Street, Detroit, MI 48210