There are certain events that have become an annual staple for me, the Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has become one of them. Now celebrating its 10th year and has become bigger than I’ve ever witnessed. It’s purpose – to raise money & toys to gift underserved local municipalities in our community during the holidays.

I’m so thankful to be asked to be part of this charitable event every year. This year it drew over 700 guests, always at the beautiful & iconic Biltmore Hotel. The location of this event particularly draws in friends I grew up with, who I usually wouldn’t see throughout the year, making it extra special to be able to catch up with them during the most festive time of the year.

I have to particularly thank the mastermind & ringleader of this event, one of my oldest & dearest friends, Louis Fonseca for putting so much heart & effort into this event year after year. See you next year!

 – Photos courtesy World Red Eye –