Holiday cheer came early this year for children in South Florida. The Marine Toys for Tots Program provided toys, books, and other gifts to Morningday Community Solutions—a Good360 non-profit partner—to be distributed through a series of Christmas in July events. The holiday magic reached over 12,600 children and helped bring imagination and joy to neighborhoods in South Florida.
“Our team is honored to partner with Good360 and Toys for Tots to serve children in need,” said Buddy Walck, Executive Director of Morningday Community Solutions. “We work with dozens of youth-serving agencies in South Florida and know that their budgets are tighter than ever. Providing a bright spot during tough times feels like Christmas to us as well!”
Christmas in July consisted of multiple distribution events, a parade, and even Santa Claus sporting a Hawaiian shirt. Parents watched excitedly as their kids received various games, arts and crafts, action figures, and more. At one event in Broward County, Santa gave out 3,200 toys to more than 1,060 children along their parade route!
“Events like this make such a difference in our community,” said Detective Zaida Rojas-Bello, who served as the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) liaison for Christmas in July. “Delivering toys and joy to underserved neighborhoods gives the kids a newfound confidence and helps us build relationships with the people we serve.”
Thanks to the gifts provided by Toys for Tots, Morningday Community Solutions delivered hope to thousands of families in South Florida with new and exciting toys to stimulate their imagination.