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Holiday Toy Drive Kicks Off
November 23, 2009, 5:33 pm
Filed under: At the Center

This week kicks off the Adrienne Arsht Center’s third annual holiday toy drive in partnership with the United Way. What better way to celebrate the real meaning of the season than by donating a toy for a child in need?

“Last year we doubled our donations from our first toy drive from 200 to 300 gifts!” said Ali Bibeau, the Center’s Group Sales Manager who also serves as the toy drive coordinator. “I am hopeful that we can once again beat our goal and serve these needy children who may not get any other gifts during these holidays. I anticipate that together, with the support of our patrons, volunteers and staff, we can beat last year’s toy drive donations!” 

From November 16 – December 18, patrons are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for youth between the ages of 1-18. Gifts will be distributed to United Way’s neediest agencies just before the holidays. Toy Drive donation drop- off boxes are located in the lobby of each performance space. During regular box office hours, the main drop off location is in the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House Lobby. 

“We are grateful for this partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center.  As a result, throughout the year, individuals in our community who might otherwise not have the opportunity, are able to experience the arts and the many wonderful performances at the Adrienne Arsht Center.  Each year, the partnership culminates with an amazing toy drive, bringing hope and cheer to hundreds of young children in our community,” stated Harve A. Mogul, President and CEO, United Way Miami-Dade.

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Ali Im involved in couple toy drives. What kids do you give to? what happens is that some kids get double and some dont get at all. I do toys with Police deprtment and theres other drive in Overtown…..
who will u give to?
305 534 3899

Comment by karen Fryd

Hi Karen,
Thanks for your comment and interest in serving needy kids!
We work with the United Way to be paired with an agency so that the Center can remain as impartial as possible.

Comment by Ali Bibeau

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