Toy Giveaway Helps Dozens of Families Have a Merry Christmas

Toy Giveaway Helps Dozens of Families Have a Merry Christmas

Re-Entry One hosts holiday event at Quest Workspaces; Florida Justice Center brings Santa Claus and toys

Miami, FL (December 21, 2022) –

Dozens of families braved yesterday’s wind and rain to receive Legos, Hot Wheels, and many other toys donated to Re-Entry One to ensure a very merry Christmas for children with incarcerated parents. In addition to those donated, Florida Justice Center brought additional toys as well as a very special guest: Santa Claus.

Hosted at Quest Workspaces at 2 S. Biscayne Blvd, Suite 3200, Miami, FL 33131, and organized by Re-Entry One, the event was a resounding success with bags of vegetables handed out by Farm Share and TLC Recovery House CDC, a photo booth by Two Black Sisters LLC, food platters, eggnog, and many toys. Smiling faces were seen in the building, not only from the children and their families, but also from others in the coworking space that were filled with holiday glee and the spirit of giving.

Shhh! Don’t tell the children… but Florida Justice Center’s own Director of Legal Services, Alex Saiz showed up dressed as Santa Claus, reprising the role he has played for many years in service of Camillus House. Santa sat in a chair and posed for photographs with many of the children and handed out presents to fulfill their Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa wishes.

“To see so many smiling faces can warm the heart of even the coldest Grinch. The Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway was full of joy, community, and family. We look forward to participating again next year,” said Florida Justice Center Executive Director, Jonathan Bleiweiss.

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Florida Justice Center is the state’s only legal aid organization dedicated to helping people with justice-involvement. Authorized by the Florida Supreme Court, FLJC works to lower the effects of an arrest through free and low-cost legal services, as well as connections to community service providers.

With a mission to empower individuals by providing legal support, community education, and removing barriers to success caused by the criminal justice system, FLJC succeeds in helping thousands of individuals each year.