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For Immediate Release:
January 04, 2017
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Rona Bellamy

Commissioner Jordan brightens holidays for local families

Commissioner Barbara Jordan joins Santa Claus to bring delight to local children.
(Photos by Armando Rodriguez / Miami-Dade County)

MIAMI GARDENS - Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan donned a Santa hat to give away toys to 180 children at Colonel Zubkoff Headstart, located in Miami Gardens, on December 21. The children giggled and grinned as they received dolls, remote control cars, games, action figures, costumes, and more.

"Headstart is where I began my career, so it will always be near and dear to my heart," Commissioner Jordan said. "The Colonel Zubkoff Headstart is of the largest centers in my district, so I was happy to come here and spread some holiday cheer."

Children ranging in age from 1 to 5 years old smiled brightly as they sat on Santa's lap. Their eyes lit up as they received a free toy from Commissioner Jordan. Members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's C.A.R.E. team also took all nine classrooms on a tour of a fire truck and explained the inner workings to the children.

In addition to they toy drive, Commissioner Jordan's giving spirit assisted four less families from her district. The Glenn, Francois, Bowden, and Byrd families received food baskets, a bike, tickets to Santa's Enchanted Forest, and a gift card for $500. The families will us the funds to purchase additional food, toys and household goods.

Commissioner Jordan's toy drive was sponsored by Walmart, Corcel Corp., Florida Power & Light, Floridian Partners, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.