On Saturday, November 17, 2018, students, parents, and residents of Redland, South Dade and Everglades Migrant Camps participated in a Thanksgiving event.
The event took place on the grounds of the Redland Migrant Camp and was organized in conjunction with the Office of School Board Member Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Christ Fellowship, Title I Administration Migrant Education Program and Homestead Housing Authority.
During the event, they provided 370 migrant families with Thanksgiving meals and much needed resources, fed over 800 residents with a BBQ meal, as well as, provided free haircuts, clothes, shoes, Miami-Dade Public Library Mobile services and outdoor games and activities
District 9 schools, such as, Coral Reef, Palmetto, Pinecrest, Howard Drive elementary schools, Frank C. Martin K-8 Center, Palmetto Middle and Coral Reef and Miami Palmetto senior high schools all collaborated and participated in the food drive to help Christ Fellowship fill the Thanksgiving boxes.
Thank you to the event participants for their efforts in assisting the migrant community and those in need: Christ Fellowship of Redland and Homestead, Homestead Housing Authority, Title I Administration Migrant Education Program, Aetna, MCNA Dental, CHI Community Health of South Florida, Inc., Caring Miami, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Beauty Schools of America and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Police Explorers.