Commissioner Jordan Spreads Christmas Cheer

Author  Rona Bellamy

MIAMI GARDENS – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan made Christmas wishes come true for about 140 children at the Ophelia E. Brown-Lawson Head Start and North County Head Start, located in Miami Gardens. Children walked away with dolls, remote control cars, games, action figures, costumes and more.

chritmasCommissioner Jordan gives a little girl a Christmas gift.(Photos by Godfrey Mead / Miami-Dade County)cheershe spreads some Christmas cheer at the Ophelia E. Brown-Lawson Head Start. (Photos by Godfrey Mead / Miami-Dade County)(Photos by Godfrey Mead / Miami-Dade County)“We do this because many families are struggling so they don’t have the finances to get to experience the joy of the holiday,” Commissioner Jordan said.

Children ranging in age from 1 to 5 grinned 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 took students on a tour of a fire truck and explained the inner workings to the children.

In addition to the toy drive, Commissioner Jordan's giving spirit assisted four less fortunate families from her district. The Mitchell, Mansfield, Norcius, and Lucky families each received food baskets, a bike, tickets to Santa’s Enchanted Forest, and a $500 gift card. The families will use the funds to purchase additional food, toys and household goods.

Commissioner Jordan’s toy drive was sponsored by Walmart and Corcel Corp.