- Faith & Family
The holiday season is a time to celebrate and lend a hand to those that are less fortunate. Last Thursday, December 22, State Representative Cynthia Stafford,44, District 109, along with the Miami-Dade Young Democrats, teamed up at the Carrie Meek Center, 1300 NW 50th St., to distribute toys to deserving children in the Liberty City area.
You know this is the time of year for giving and I knew that their might be some children in the community that may not have had a good Christmas without our help,” Stafford said. “This was just our way to ensure that the children of this community had a good Christmas.”
The children who received gifts were not randomly selected. Principals at 24 elementary schools in Stafford’s district were asked to submit a list of five students who were in need of a gift for the Christmas holiday. Each student on the list submitted by a principal received something
“The celebration was fantastic,”said Steven Mason, 42, who was invited along with his son. “We are in a recession and whenever people can lend a hand to help the parents out and put a smile on kids faces it is always a good day.”
In addition to the holiday celebration Stafford gave the community an update on what she has been working on in the legislature.
“It feels great to help the community out,” said Cedric McMinn, 33, executive director of Miami-Dade Young Democrats. “As democrats this is what we do. Giving back to our community, especially during this holiday season, is very important to us. We are just happy to be a part of this event to make sure that everyone in this community is having a great holiday season.”