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Toy drive benefiting the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund

Toy drive benefiting the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund

Toy drive benefiting the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund

In 2011 the LGBT community wide Toy Drive contributed over 400 toys to the Miami Beach police department’s holiday relief fund.

Don we now our gay apparel” and get to the LGBT Visitor Center for the 3rd annual “HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive,” Thursday, December 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free with the donation of an unwrapped toy which will then be distributed to local families in need through the Miami Beach Police Department’s Children’s Holiday Relief Fund. The HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive is sponsored by the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC), the MDGLCC Foundation, Inc., 42 Below vodka and www.BeachWitch.com.

“Last year’s toy drive was an overwhelming success thanks to the generous outpouring of donations from the LGBT community and our allies,” said Steve Adkins, president of the MDGLCC. “We’re really looking forward to turning the LGBT Visitor Center into Santa’s workshop again this year.”

Speaking of Santa, the jolly old elf himself will be making a special guest appearance at the event which will also feature special surprises and Sobe Jewelry selling a special edition Pride ring with proceeds benefiting the LGBT Visitor Center. Complimentary cocktails and a great food buffet will be served against the backdrop of DJ Sayho playing holiday and contemporary favorites.

To RSVP for the HoliGay Celebration & Toy Drive, email karen@gogaymiami.com, or call 305-397-8914. The LGBT Visitor Center is located at 1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor North, Miami Beach.

The MDGLCC opened the country’s first-ever Chamber-sponsored LGBT Visitor Center in November 2011. The Center is open to the public five days a week and has been the venue for special events for the MDGLCC, MetLife, Miami Dade County Health Department, Yes Institute, Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and Miami Beach Gay Pride, just to name a few. The LGBT Visitor Center is sponsored by MetLife. For information, visit www.gogaymiami.com, email karen@gogaymiami.com, or call 305- 397-8914.

MDGLCC is the largest not-for-profit corporation in the county for gay and lesbian businesses. With memberships on the rise, the Chamber’s mission is to promote a unified and thriving, gay and gayfriendly, business and professional community throughout Miami-Dade County. Its goals are to promote networking within the existing gay and gay-friendly business and professional community, to promote business opportunities for Chamber members, to promote Miami as a yearround, gay and gay-friendly tourist destination, to provide resources for its members, and to provide outreach from our community to other organizations.

For more information, visit www.gaybizmiami.com, email info@gaybizmiami.com, or call (305) 673-4440.

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