Kym Klass writes on the holiday toy drive organized by The Chief Press Foundation and Belafonte TACOLCY Center.
While the party might look a little different this year, the message is the same: Bring communities together in the spirit of friendship and the holidays.
The Chief Press Foundation and Belafonte TACOLCY Center invites the community to the 16th Annual Family Holiday event from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Dec. 21 at the center, located at 6161 NW 9th Avenue in Miami.
“We’ll likely have our Santa Claus out there, but it likely won’t be the same party with games and food,” said Key Biscayne Police Chief Charles Press. “It really has been a grand party. But we have to find a way.
“This keeps one of the strongest parts of our sister city initiative with Liberty City strong.”
When the event started, it distributed 50 gifts to kids. Now it hosts between 400 and 500 children each year. It is an event that Press started through his foundation with the aim to create a better connection between inner city children and police.