As a lift for Santa Claus, the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA) will host its first “Holiday Toy Giveaway” to benefit for children of the statewide Farm Share program, based in Homestead.
The Dec. 12 holiday program will feature the Ferguson High School Jazz Combo and Concert Choir in a combined musical concert of festive seasonal songs, accompanied by holiday treats.
A Hanukkah menorah will be lit just prior to Santa’s arrival with gifts to be distributed to children whose families share in food distributions made possible by the statewide program that annually provides assistance through farm surplus produce and supermarket contributions.
Festivities will take place in the Kendall Village Center Civic Pavilion, 8625 SW 124 Ave. (in front of the Regal Theater), starting at 7 p.m.
The KFHA is collecting donations to purchase as many toys as possible, according to Michael Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and promotion.
He asked that tax-deductible donations payable to KFHA be sent by Dec. 1 (c/o 13030 Calusa Club Dr., Miami, Fl 33186) so that “wrapped gifts” may arrive on time.
“But most importantly, be sure to come with your family and help us make this a memorable holiday season for these special families in our community,” Rosenberg added.
KENDALL POLICE DISTRICT GIVING SANTA A HAND
Miami-Dade Police Kendall District will add its helping hand to holiday visits with its annual toy distribution when Santa makes his appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the headquarters lobby, 7707 SW 117 Ave.
Gifts will be presented to children of 15 families, thanks to participating students who provide gifts from three Kendall elementary schools, including William D. Lehman, Kendale and Sunset Park.
Toys ‘R’ Us joins in the distribution which has been a tradition for 20-plus years according to Sgt. Angel Villegas of the Neighborhood Resources Unit.
For information, call 305-279-6929.