AMIGOS FOR KIDS CELEBRATES ITS 21st ANNUAL HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

 

On Sunday, Dec. 16, Amigos For Kids, a non-profit organization committed to helping abused, abandoned and less fortunate children in South Florida, celebrates its 21st Annual Holiday Toy Drive presented by Ford Motor Company.

The Amigos For Kids Annual Holiday Toy Drive was establishes as a gift-giving program in South Florida to fulfill the individual “Wish List” of children who otherwise would not receive gifts during the holiday season. Together with the help of volunteers and corporate sponsors, Amigos For Kids collects toys and delivers more than 2,500 specific gift requests to underprivileged children in South Florida.

Once again, Santa Claus and other known celebrities will surprise the children who are part of Amigos For Kids after school programs, Branches of Love in Florida City and other community-based organizations. Returning contributor FedEx will be joining the caravan providing a truck and over 80 volunteers.

The Annual Holiday Toy Drive serves as a component of Ford’s community relations program, “Operation Goodwill.” Ford’s eight-year partnership with Amigos For Kids highlights its commitment to enhance educational opportunities, automotive safety, human services, and quality of life to the South Florida area.

About Amigos For Kids®:

Amigos For Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1991, is dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by valuing children, strengthening families and educating communities. To fulfill its mission, Amigos relies on the support of dedicated volunteers and donors.

 

About Ford Motor Company and Community Services:

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. The Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 60 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. The award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program teaches new drivers through a variety of hands-on and interactive methods. Innovation in education is encouraged through programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. Through the Ford Volunteer Corps, more than 25,000 Ford employees and retirees each year work on projects that better their communities in dozens of countries.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services, through Ford Motor Credit Company.  For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.