Bring a Smile to A Child’s Face this Christmas
This time of year is a time of giving. There is something about the season that puts people in the spirit to put others ahead of themselves. Whether it is giving to a local charity, volunteering at a shelter, or simply being a good samaritan – the Christmas spirit can be found all around us. While most of us will have at least one present under our tree this Christmas morning, a good number of children in Miami and all over the United States will wake up with nothing to open. While it is impossible to make a difference in the life of every child who is in need this holiday season, it is not impossible to try. The Dade County Association of Firefighter Charities is organizing a toy drive this December, called “Toys for Kids.”
The toy drive ends this Saturday, so if you are able to donate, unwrapped toys are being accepted at any Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station. The Toys for Kids toy drives have been organized by Firefighters for more than twenty years. Karen Joseph is a Miami-Dade firefighter and has been in charge of organizing the toy drive for the past sixteen years. She says that, “As firefighters, we are out in the community every day. We are on the frontlines and we see first-hand the needs of the community. We just want to do our part to make sure every child in our community has a Merry Christmas.”
After the toys are collected, they will be given to children at local women’s shelters, churches, and other organizations. If you have an extra toy to donate to the “Toys for Kids” toy drive this year, or would like to make a monetary donation, be sure to visit a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station by this Saturday December, 21.