MIAMI (CBS4) – A South Florida group holding a toy giveaway in Coconut Grove Saturday afternoon is grateful for the much-needed donations received after their story aired on CBS4 News.
Since their story aired Thursday night, the Sankofa Society had more than 40 people call in to help. As of Saturday morning, more than 150 toys were donated and a CBS4 viewer provided a $500 check to the group.
However, more donations are still needed.
The Sankofa Society has been giving away hundreds of toys for two years in South Florida but when we first aired the story the group had only a few dozen toys to give away.
Organizers Derrick Moore, Kernique Baton and Tiffanie Dock wanted to make sure they had enough toys for their annual giveaway. The organization said they need at least 250 toys.
The event isn’t just about toys either. The organization uses the event to teach kids about reading and using the local library.
“And when they come in, they take a tour, we sign them up for library cards, and we show them all the things the library has,” said Kernique Baton.
Hundreds of needy families have already registered for Saturday’s toy giveaway, which will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Elizabeth Virrick Park at 3255 Plaza Street in Coconut Grove.
Those wishing to help may reach the Sankofa Society:
Call Derrick Moore at 305-498-4981 or their Facebook Page