Thursday, December 3, 2009

Zo Gives Back Once Again

December 3, 2009

Those who have been fortunate enough to enjoy the holiday season with family, friends and loved ones know the sheer happiness that comes with this special time of the year. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to experience such joy during the holidays and must settle for what life has given them.

That's where Alonzo Mourning steps in.

Once again, the former Miami Heat great has found a way to give back to South Florida's less fortunate youth. On December 7th, the Alonzo Mourning Charities will host their annual Zo's Holiday Party. More than 400 children will be invited to this event, where they will receive gifts, watch a talent show, decorate holiday cookies, partake in face painting, listen to seasonal music, dance and eat a traditional holiday dinner.

These children, ages 8 to 18, are selected by partner charity organizations and will be treated to a wonderful time by the Alonzo Mourning Charities staff. Zo's goal is to ensure that each and every child receives a gift on this special day in order to bring holiday cheer and make their holidays a memorable one. But this cannot happen without the support of the community.

Zo is looking for generous members of the community to contribute to this honorable cause and you can be a part of it all. Below are just a few ways in which you can support the holiday party:
  • Donate a new, unwrapped toy and deliver or mail it to the Alonzo Mourning Charities office at 2901 Florida Avenue, Suite 806, Coconut Grove, FL 33133;
  • Purchase a gift online from the Alonzo Mourning Charities wish list registry in-store or online at Toys ‘R’ Us or Target Stores.
  • Submit a monetary donation via Paypal; or mail check/drop off cash to the Alonzo Mourning Charities office above.
But that's not all. Other ways to get involved include hosting a toy drive among family and friends or with a school or classroom. It is asked that all gifts are delivered/dropped-off by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009 so that preparations and wrapping can be completed in time for Zo’s Holiday Party.

For more information, please contact Nile Patrick, Community Relations Coordinator, at (305) 476-0095 x111 or

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