Spreading cheer just in time for the holiday season, non-profit organization Little Lighthouse Foundation
, is set to host its 13th annual Holiday Toy & Meal Distribution on Saturday, December 17th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alongside community donations, the foundation has partnered with the legendary toy company Hasbro
who has donated 6,000 toys.
With over 2200 children of all ages signed up, Little Lighthouse Foundation is transforming the North Shore Youth Center into a winter wonderland with a christmas tree, life sized snowglobes, arts and crafts stations, photos with Santa Clause and more from 1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. The annual Little Lighthouse Toy Drive has become a staple in the South Florida Community, impacting children and their families for generations to come.
Prior to the event on Friday December 16th, Little Lighthouse Foundation will be preparing for the toy drive at the Global Empowerment Mission Warehouse (GEM) with its dedicated team of volunteers. Volunteers will sort through all donations while also preparing meal boxes and family necessity kits for underserved children and families in South Florida from 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
There are several partner facilities sponsoring this year’s toy drive including: Hasbro, Miami Children’s Initiative, Big Dreams For Kids, Breakthrough, Silent Victims of Crime, B Wright Leadership Academy, Chapman, OYC, Carrefour, Excel Kids Academy, MorningSide K-8 Academy, Touching Miami With Love, Silver Bluff Elementary, Ted Lucas Foundation, Teen Up-Ward Bound, Benjamin Franklin K-8, NEXT STEP Families, Easterseals, Miami Beach PAL, Miami Rescue Mission, Kristi House, It’s For the Kids, Educate Tomorrow, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, La Salle Educational Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, and Motivational Edge.
Toy Drive Preparation: Friday, December 16th, 2022
Global Empowerment Mission Warehouse
1850 NW 84th Ave STE 100
Doral, FL 33126
Time: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Toy Drive & Meal Distribution: Friday, December 16th, 2022
North Shore Youth Center
501 72nd St
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.