For Immediate Release:
February 15, 2012

Media Contact:
Olga Vega

Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz to host pizza party for honor roll students as part of "14 Days of Neighborly Love" initiative


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is hitting the pavement for the next 14 days as part of his special initiative to bring goodwill to Miami-Dade residents in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. As part of the “14 Days of Neighborly Love – Inspiring Random Acts of Kindness” campaign, the commissioner will be treating students at Youth Co-Op Charter School in Hialeah with a pizza party on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. The commissioner will personally serve pizza to students who were on the Principal’s or Superior Honor Roll last term (receiving a 3.5 grade point average or higher) for a job well done.

The “14 Days of Neighborly Love” initiative, inspired in part by Valentine’s Day, involves businesses and organizations donating their time and services from February 14 to February 27 to residents as a way of showing love for their neighbors and community. Commissioner Diaz kicked off the event early on February 13 by partnering with Finish Line gas station in Sweetwater, pumping gas for residents as the business gave customers a special discount of $2.14 per gallon, capped at $20 worth of fuel, for a limited time. Until February 27, residents can take advantage of several services and goods offered at a discount or for free, such as tax preparation, marriage counseling, car washes, and more.

“The time to extend goodwill toward your neighbor is not just when we have a natural disaster or some other crisis that bands the community together,” said Commissioner Diaz. “We should be treating each other with respect and kindness every day. This is what ‘14 Days of Neighborly Love’ is all about – showing a random act of kindness to your fellow man to make their day a little better.”

For more information on this initiative, visit or call Commissioner Diaz’s office at 305-599-1200.

Who: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz

What:Surprise pizza party for Youth Co-Op Charter School Honor Roll students

When: February 16, 2012, 11:30 a.m.

Where:Youth Co-Op Charter School
12051 W. Okeechobee Road
Hialeah Gardens, Florida 33018


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