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Fun New Twist to the Toys for Tots Drive thanks to Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz

Saturday, 11 December 2021, Miami hosted its iconic Toys for Tots donation drive—or should we say donation ride? That's because this year, the organizers, led by Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz, added a fun new twist to the drive-by adding in motorcycle delivery to it!

While the motorcycle ride started at the Dolphin Park, regular guests and attendees were encouraged to bring unwrapped presents to the Tropical Park between 1:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., and stay back for the exciting car and motorbike show, carnival rides, snacks, and more.

Guests could also bring letters to Santa and participate in a meet and greet session throughout the event. It was a lovely sight to see the community and its generous members come together for an excellent cause, which aims to distribute gifts to less fortunate kids over the holidays.

The collection drive was organized by District 12 in partnership with the US Marine's Toys for Tots Program, with both causes being close to Chairman Diaz's heart. It was a wonderful opportunity to engage the local community, open their hearts up to those in less fortunate positions, and get into the holiday spirit. 

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What made the event extra special this year was the addition of the motorcycle delivery and car show, which gave guests a little extra something to look forward to. The turnout was wonderful, with people showing up with giving hearts and lots of presents for the kids who are definitely going to have a happier holiday season thanks to the people of Miami.

The organizers of the event invited people to participate in various ways, with those who own motorcycles arriving at Dolphin Park at the start of the drive so they could participate in the delivery process, while volunteers helped organize and put the event together. It gave everybody a chance to be their very own version of Santa, and there's truly something special about that!

Chairman Diaz truly is the gift that keeps on giving to the wonderful people of Miami, and this wonderful event exemplified that. It was heartwarming to see people come out for a good cause—and a good time! The community had all the more reason to celebrate after the wonderful turnout and the success of the drive, after all!  

You can also extend your support to the Toys for Tots Program by heading to their website, where they list plenty of local campaigns and drives based on your locality. You can check out some of them and extend your support in kind, in monetary donations, and in various other ways. 

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