- Faith & Family
Keeping in the holiday spirit, one local group has lent a hand to needy families in Little Haiti. Last Friday the Little Haiti Optimist Club (LHOC) held its 2nd Annual Little Haiti Optimist Club and Partners’ Turkey Drive and Giveaway at the Little Haiti NET office, 6301 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami. The LHOC, partnered with the community, collected funds for turkeys to be distributed to families in the community. About 500 turkeys were given to needy families, churches and the elderly in the community. Last year, the organization distributed 400 turkeys. This year, the group reached their goal of donating 500 turkeys with the support of their partners. The LHOC was established by a group of business, community and civic leaders to provide assistance and guidance to the youth of Little Haiti. The organization is affiliated with Optimist International, an association of more than 3,000 Optimist Clubs around the world. The mission of the Little Haiti Optimist Club is to make a difference in the lives of youth by providing education, mentorship, athletics, arts and cultural programming. Our goal is to be the premier organization providing programs to prepare the youth of Little Haiti for academic and life excellence.