The room was overflowing with toys, smiling children, spirited volunteers and even a WWF wrestler at this year’s extraordinarily successful SoMi Fitness Holiday Toy Drive!
As it has done for the past four years, SoMi Fitness began collecting toys in November for its annual holiday toy drive.
This past December 22, 2012 at the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, toys were piled high on tables around the room, as over 25 volunteers prepared for the oncoming rush of over 60 children and 100 parents. The event, coordinated by Coach Willie and Unni Greene, was able to collect enough toys for most children to choose more than two and had a star appearance by world renowned heavy weight champion WWF wrestler “Big Show.”
More than 200 toys were given away, including dolls, bicycles, fire trucks, high chairs, makeup kits, jump ropes, water guns, watches, purses, basketballs, footballs, remote control cars and countless others.
“It’s all about the look on the children’s faces,” said Coach Willie and Unni Greene as they begin to discuss next year’s toy drive. They hope to expand in 2013 by urging and inviting fellow South Miami businesses to join them in this wonderful cause.
Levi Meyer is a South Florida REALTOR and a feature article writer specializing in local real estate, business, people, and events.