THE HOLIDAYS 2012
We want to say thank you to all of our partners who did such great things for families in need in our South Florida community this holiday season!
Over 1,500 toys were donated as a part of Operation Elf!
377 families were adopted through the Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays Website!
Nearly 1,000 families and over 14,000 people were helped for the holidays through this program thanks to the generosity and caring of our South Florida Community!
Approximately 4,400 individuals helped families in need using their, time, talents and treasures this year!
Here's what some of you had to say about your experience this year...
“Very rewarding. When I approached my extended family they welcomed the opportunity to help someone without a second thought!!!! It was very gratifying to see how much "stuff' we accumulated to give this family. We wanted to overwhelm them with gifts, and i feel we did make a good impression and hopefully a nice memory that there are people out there who care. One of my co-workers jumped into the project and brought stuff for the children and mom, it was a total surprise that she did that. There are a lot of good people in the world. It was truly a Christmas spirit experience!!!!!!!”- Adopter
“Yes [we plan on keeping in touch with the family.] We have already pariticipated in Stephanie's 10th birthday. provided her with a Barbie Doll house, a Ken & Barbie jeep and a birthday cake. They are a wonderful family and we plan to adopt them for the rest of the year for birthdays, Easter, and other holidays.”- Adopter
“The process of adopting a family was extremely easy. The only difficult thing was actually deciding on a family to adopt because they were all in need of help. I am so pleased to be a part of this program and hope to keep coming back year after year!” - Adopter
“We are very blessed and find it difficult to make sure our children appreciate all they have. This opens their eyes to how thankful they should be and how nice it is to give rather than receive." - Adopter
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE ADOPT-A-FAMILY 4 THE HOLDAYS PROGRAM AND OPERATION ELF TOY AND GIFT CARD DRIVE!
|We want to give a big thank you to our Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays 2012 Sponsor, BB&T!||Thank You to Baptist HealthSouth Florida for adopting with us again this year. Each of their centers throughout South Florida participated this year and adopted a total of 30 families.|
Thank you to MasTec for donating $4,000 in Winn-Dixie gift certificates to help serve families in need this holiday season.
||Thank you to Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theater for holding a toy drive at their location and encouraging donors by giving them free Flexible Anytime Tickets!
|Thank you to All My Sons Moving & Storage for donating $3,000 in canned goods to Western High School for the Harvest Food Drive!||Thank you to Gavilon for sponsoring the Thanksgiving Luncheon at the Homestead YMCA Family Center’s Preschool!
|Thank you to Red Lobster for donating 40 Thanksgiving Baskets to help those less fortunate for the Thanksgiving holiday.||Thank you to the Panthers for holding an exciting toy drive for families in need in our South Florida community as a part of Operation Elf!
|Thank you to Douglas Elliman Real Estate for teaming up with Neighbors 4 Neighbors to hold a toy and gift card drive with their 300 agents, executive management, vendors, clients and the public as a part of Operation Elf!
||Thank you to Love Mission Center for distributing Thanksgiving meals to 20 needy families in Hialeah Gardens! dfdsfsfdsfsdfdsfsdfdsfsdfsfsdfsdfsdfd|
|Thank you to Compass Financial Federal Credit Union for participating in Operation Elf by holding a toy drive again this year!||Thank you to Marlins Ayudan for adopting so many families for the holidays this year!
|Thank you to Melamed & Karp for holding a holiday toy drive as a part of Operation Elf!||Thank you to St. Mary's Wesleyan Methodist Church for collecting toys for Operation Elf!|
||Thank you to Potential Church for helping 24 families in need this holiday season - providing toys for the children and brunch for the parents.||Thank you to the Banco Itau International Team for participating in our Operation Elf toy drive!|
|Thank you to Jazzercise at Tropical Park for donating $1450 in Publix Gift Cards to help serve families not matched through the online system!||Thank you to HandsOn Broward for donating 40-60 toys to the Operation Elf Toy & Gift Card Drive!
|Thank you to the University of Miami Holiday Hope Tree Committee for collecting toys as a part of our Operation Elf Toy & Gift Card Drive!||Thank you to the Mario Chalmers Foundation for spreading holiday cheer to 30 children at the Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center!|
|Thank you to Vizcaya Management for collecting toys as a part of the Operation Elf Toy and Gift Card Drive!
||Thank you to Divine Savior Academy for adopting 150 children for the holidays this year through Adopt-A-Family 4 The Holidays.|
|Thank you to Famous Footwear for donating between 40-60 toys to the Operation Elf Toy & Gift Card Drive!||Thank you to ABC Workshop of Coral Springs for donating 40-60 toys to the Operation Elf Toy & Gift Card Drive!|
|Thank you to the Homestead YMCA Family Center for collecting toys for the Operation Elf Toy & Gift Card Drive!||Thank you to Zimmerman Advertising for collecting toys for the Operation Elf Toy & Gift Card Drive and adopting a family for the holidays!|
|Thank you to Hilton Miami Downtown for collecting toys for the Operation Elf Toy & Gift Card Drive!||Thank you to Anasa Hair Studio for collecting toys to donate to a family in need by holding "Shine & Wine" nights at their location in Pembroke Pines!|
|Thank you to GiGi's Academy for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!||Thank you to Marriott International Florida for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!|
|Thank you to LaQuanna Lightfoot for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!
||Thank you to SFYP for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!
|Thank you to AH SALES INC for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!
||Thank you to Jennifer Dunn for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!|
|Thank you to Bechtel Power Corp for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!||Thank you to Valerie Fender for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!|
|Thank you to Trane for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!||Thank you to Miami Research Associates for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!|
|Thank you to Twinklers for adopting over 4 families for the holidays!|
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELD A TOY DRIVE AS A PART OF OPERATION ELF!
|Douglas Elliman Real Estate||Vizcaya Management||American Institute of Architects|
|Florida Panthers||Hilton Miami Downtown||Actor's Playhouse|
|Melamed & Karp||Homestead YMCA Family Center||The Village of Merrick Park|
|Banco Itau International||Compass Financial||Miami-Dade County Planning & Zoning Dept.|
|University of Miami Holiday Hope Tree Committee||Zimmerman Advertising||Key Biscayne Fire Department|
|St. Mary's Wesleyan Methodist Church||United Way of Miami-Dade||Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce|
|Famous Footwear||The Mergis Group||Sears Holdings Global Sourcing Ltd. Miami|
|Hands on Broward||YMCA of Greater Miami - Association Office||South Dade YMCA Family Center|
|ABC Workshop of Coral Springs||North Pointe YMCA Family Center||Restaurant Services Inc.|
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ADOPTED MULTIPLE FAMILIES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
|Marlins Ayudan (14)||Galloway Endoscopy Center||Elenora H Britt (2)|
|Audit and Recovery Beacon Adm.||Marci Portela||Felix Varela FEA/Class of 2015 (2)|
|Baptist Community Health||Masc @ South Miami||Ismael Gonzalez (2)|
|Baptist Diagnostic Center @ WKBH||Palmetto Bay Urgent Care||Jaime (2)|
|Baptist Endoscopy at Coral Springs||SMASC||Jermaine Johnson (2)|
|Baptist Executive Health||Miami Research Associates (5)||Jet Aviation Specialists, Inc. (2)|
|Baptist Health Diagnostic Coral Springs||Trane (5)||Karen Shannon (2)|
|Baptist Health Urge Care University||Twinklers (5)||Lenni Glazewski (2)|
|Baptist Health Urge Care Westchester/Breast Center||AH SALES INC (4)||Lisa Jebb (2)|
|Baptist Health Urgent Care West Kendall||Bechtel Power Corp (4)||Mariana Pardo (2)|
|Baptist Health Urgent Care - Brickell||Derek Wood (4)||Maxine Hermida (2)|
|Baptist Health Urgent Care at Kendale Lakes||GiGi's Academy (4)||Megan Gray (2)|
|Baptist Health Urgent Care Palmetto Bay||Jennifer Dunn (4)||melissa bond (2)|
|Baptist Health Urgent Care Pinecrest||LaQuanna Lightfoot (4)||Norma Gomez/Ataisha Aurelien/Lebony Richards (2)|
|Baptist Health Urgent Care Weston||valerie fender (4)||Regis HR Group (2)|
|Baptist Health Urgent Care Weston and Baptist Medical Plaza at Davie||viviana (4)||RE/MAX PARKCREEK (2)|
|Baptist Medical Plaza at Coral Gables||Grand Cru Marketing (3)||Sandra (2)|
|Baptist Medical Plaza at Doral||OVANWYK (3)||Stephanie Mansueto (2)|
|Baptist Medical Plaza at Miami Lakes||LINQ Companies (3)||steven kozlowski (2)|
|Baptist Medical Plaza at Pembroke Pines||S.H.E.A.R., Inc. (Brilla L Smith) (3)||The South Florida Playgroup (2)|
|Baptist Outpatient Center/ Macy's||Tatum & Craig Dudley (3)||Tital List & Mailing Service, Inc. (2)|
|Baptist Outpatient Services - Park Place I||Vozzcom, Inc. (3)||Tricia Harris (2)|
|Baptist Sunest Sleep Center||Wells Fargo Capital Finance (3)||Valencia Renae (2)|
|BaptistHealthUrgentCareTamiami||Ana X. Ramirez (2)||Valerie Barnhart (2)|
|BMASC||Christian Missionary Alliance Miami (2)||Wade's World (3)|
|BMP at Country Walk||Cory Osaer (2)||Weston Billing (2)|
|BOS Patient & Guest Services||danielle perugini (2)||Divine Savior Academy (150 children)|
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ADOPTED A FAMILY 4 THE HOLIDAYS!
|Aarthi Scott||Health Council of South Florida||Mimi Walker|
|Adrian Valdes||Healthgains||monia lombardo|
|Aida Davalos||HealthwoRx||Monika Pintsch|
|ALICE||Helena Falcon||Montego & Kimar Estes|
|Alliah||Herman Advertising.com||Muriel Sommers|
|Amanda Groll||IGT Media Holdigns||Nancy @pns-mgmt.com|
|Amanda Humphries||Intercultural Human Rights Law Review||National Air Traffic Controllers Association|
|Ana M. Guillen||ISD Risk Management||Nicole Kochman|
|AnasaHairStudio||James Durkin||NSU Anesthesiologist Assistant Program|
|Anastasia Espinosa||Janina Encinosa||Novelette Wallace|
|Andrea Chen||jean||Old Navy|
|Angel Rossi||Jennifer Klein||Oliana Torres|
|Annette Mcgilvray||Jenny Berger||Oliver-Pyatt Centers|
|Annie Santalla||Jessi O'Neill||orlando mendez|
|Antonia Canero||Jessica Santana||Pablo J. Pino|
|Audit and Recovery Beacon Adm.||Jill||Pam Tisdale|
|Auto Club Group||Joane Ketant||pamela|
|AutoNation_Corporate Controller's Group||Joaquin||Pamela|
|Banana Republic||Judith Keane||patrice brown|
|Banana Republic Shops at Sunset Place||Kaplan Law Group, P.A.||Peer Ministry|
|Ben and Kate Reid||Karmen Jenkins||Perez-Duque Family|
|Betsy Seeba||Karolyn Demery||Perloff/Katz Family|
|betty taylor jennifer taylor||Kate Greenberg||Princess Brunson|
|bill radcliffe||kathryn bladgett||Professor C's SLS1001 Class|
|Biscayne National Park||Kathryn Snider||Rachel Goldstein|
|Bloomingdales||Kattia Quintanilla||Ray Beverly|
|Brian Hierholzer||Kendra Barr||Robert MacMahon|
|Butterfly Effects||kim inge||Robin|
|cali candaux||Kimberly Cronin||Robin Grahl|
|CAMILLE LINARES||Kindred Women Inc||rosse contreras|
|Caribbean Airlines||Koncept Events||Royal Mortgage Associates|
|carolina pareto||Kristina Hernandez||Roymi Membiela|
|Carolyn M Hershey||Laudy Luna||rueleta Williamson|
|Cheryl Watson||Laura||Saks Fifth Avenue|
|Christine Hellkamp||Leilani Baumanis||Salma Hassan-Stanton|
|Christine Immordino||Linda Nguyen||Sandra Duran|
|christine martinez||Linda Niemioja||sandy jones|
|Christine Villasana||Lisa Giourgas||Santibanez Family|
|Christopher Silva||Lisa Nagele||Sara Cantillo|
|Ciara Perry||Lisa Pirro||Sara DeMello|
|Cinda Briones||Lisa Saul||Sarah Combs|
|Coleen Sterns||Lisa Torres||Scarpetta Miami|
|Crossfit Carnage||Lizvette Rodriguez||Scott Long|
|Daisy Aguilar||Luanne Bryant||Silvia Scandar|
|Daniella Santos||Luis Alvarez||Specialty Medical Supplies|
|Danielle Harpster||LUISA ACOSTA||Stacey Miller|
|Debra Fortner||Madeline Colon||Staples Advantage|
|Delta Tau Lamda||Manny Bloom||Stephanie Machado|
|Dena Wentzel||Margarita Morell||Susan Todd|
|Denise del Forn||Maria Soledad Bodero||Switchboard of Miami|
|denise yaniz&diana nichar||Marie Dieppa||Tara Ellsley|
|Desiree Nugent||Marilyn Cale||Team Hopp AT&T|
|Diana Castrillon||Marilyn Castillo||Terri Lynn|
|diane lacey||Marilyn Crabtree||Thomas Krug|
|DJJ South PCI||Marisa Dinino||tiem tran|
|Doug and Lauren Schultz||Mary Delia Allen||Tiffany|
|elizabeth edmonds||Mary Sweeney||TMS Cares|
|Elizabeth Seymour||Maryann C Ballotta||Total Home Health|
|Erika||Matthew and Carmen Baker||Totura & Co|
|erika moya||MDC - Office of the Commission Auditor||Twila Gonzales|
|Evette Torres||Mechelle R. Martin||Valerie Woodley|
|Extended Stay America||Megan Roth||Vanessa Halloum|
|FIU Athletic Training Education Program||Melina Corzo||victoria cummock|
|Friends of Amtrak Miami||Melissa Haynes||Whitney|
|Georgette Berret||Mercedes I. Yero-Aguayo||Yashie|
|GEORGIA ROZAKIS DUARTE||Miami Chapter of AmeriCorps Alums||yenny|
|Grace Santaballa||Miami-Dade County Planning Division||Yvonne|
|Greg Wollaston||michele maxwell||Zfran Studio|
|Greshar Sutton||Mike Williams||Chuck Malkus, Sandra, Marcia Barry-Smith, Dennis Weddington and Ron Book|
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