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Volunteers deliver 125 Thanksgiving baskets to S. Dade families in need

Volunteers deliver 125 Thanksgiving baskets to S. Dade families in need

Students from Concordia Lutheran School in Kendall help distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to those in need.

Students from Concordia Lutheran School in Kendall help distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to those in need.

Some 125 families from South Miami- Dade County enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal thanks to a group of volunteer parents, teachers and young children at Concordia Lutheran School in Kendall who are learning that through their hard work and generosity they can make a difference.

“Angel Share Charity was born to inspire our children to develop and execute simple fundraising projects in an effort to help local families in need,” said Concordia’s principal, Suzanne Cohen.

“Our students are excited and involved in this wonderful project and all that it has taught them. Basically even the youngest of our preschool age kids can sum it up in a few words: help others.”

This is the third consecutive year that Angel Share volunteers have created Thanksgiving baskets for families in need at Laura C. Saunders Elementary in Florida City. Since 2010, the organization has raised more than $10,000 for this local public school. With these donations, the school’s staff has implemented several incentive programs intended to reward students for academic success and hard work.

“Once again the children of Concordia Lutheran School and Church, their team of fantastic teachers and staff as well as our local partners — Winn-Dixie and the UM women’s tennis team — came together to make a huge impact in the lives of 125 families in South Dade this Thanksgiving. I am very proud of their hard work,” said State Rep. Frank Artiles, who co-founded the Angel Share charity in 2008 with his wife to help teach their own children about the importance of giving back to those less fortunate.

For more information visit online at www.angelshare.us