Amigos For Kids®, Inc.

Events Calendar

What: Amigos For Kids Annual Holiday Toy Drive
Where: Locations throughout South Florida
When: 12/17/2017 - 12/17/2017
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
About: Make the wishes of underprivileged children come true this holiday season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need to any of the drop off locations. All day, starting with its early morning departure, The Amigos For Kids Holiday Toy Caravan embarks on a joy filled journey of delivering and distributing gifts at various locations throughout South Florida with Santa Claus, celebrities and hundreds of volunteers. The Amigos For Kids Holiday Toy Drive, with the help of volunteers and corporate sponsors, collects and delivers special holiday wishes to disadvantaged children from various community programs, agencies and outreach programs throughout South Florida. Hundreds of individual sponsors participate in the toy drive, often pooling contributions from family members, co-workers and fellow members of church congregations and other groups. In addition to personal contributions, a large number of corporate sponsors assist in the success of this toy drive. Drop Off Locations
Allstate – Bravo Insurance Group 1201 SW 87th Avenue Miami, FL 33174 Academica School Locations 6340 Sunset Drive Miami, FL 33143 CasaCuba Restaurant 5859 SW 73 Street Miami, FL 33143 Continental National Bank Main Office Branch 1801 SW 1st Street Miami, FL 33135 Continental National Bank Bird Road Branch 5785 SW 40th Street Miami, FL 33155 Continental National Bank Downtown Branch 79 East Flagler Street Miami, FL 33131 Continental National Bank Hialeah Branch 611 West 49th Street Hialeah, FL 33012 Continental National Bank Sweetwater/FIU Branch Florida International University College of Engineering and Computing Campus 10555 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33174 Doral Lincoln 9000 NW 12 Street Miami, FL 33172 El Dorado Furniture Stores Gus Machado Ford 1200 West 49 Street Hialeah, FL 33012 Gus Machado Ford of Kendall 15551 S. Dixie Hwy Miami, FL 33157 Metro Ford 9000 NW 7 Avenue Miami, FL 33150 La Carreta Restaurant – Bird Road 8650 SW 40 Street Miami, FL 33155 La Carreta Restaurant – 8th Street 3632 SW 8 Street Miami, FL 33135 La Carreta Restaurant – Kendall 11740 SW 88th St Miami, FL 33186 La Carreta Restaurant – Miramar 14791 Miramar Parkway Miramar, FL 33027 La Carreta Restaurant – Pembroke Pines 301 N. University Drive Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 La Carreta Restaurant – Hialeah 5350 W 16th Ave Hialeah, FL 33012 La Carreta Restaurant – International Mall 10633 NW 12 St Miami, FL 33172 Republica 2153 Coral Way, 5th Floor Miami, FL 33145 Versailles Restaurant 3555 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135

Wish List

Below please find this year’s top choices listed by kids on the Amigos For Kids® Wish List:

Babies (Ages: 0-3)

  • Activities Gym
  • Baby Books
  • Big Legos
  • Educational toys
  • Musical & talking toys
  • Push & Pull toys
  • Ride-on
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Tricycles
  • Wagons

Boys/Girls (Ages: 4-11)

  • Action Figures
  • Arts & Craft
  • Baby Doll & Stroller
  • Bike
  • Board Game
  • Books
  • Digital Camera
  • Dolls
  • Hello Kitty Accessories
  • Hot Wheel Cars
  • Legos
  • Minions
  • Hatchimals
  • Play Makeup
  • Remote Control Car
  • Scooter
  • Shopkins
  • Skateboard
  • Sports equipment
  •  Truck

Boys/Girls (Ages: 12-16)

  • Board Game
  • Books
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Digital Camera
  • GameStop Gift Card
  • Gift Card
  • Headphones / Earbuds
  • Journal
  • iTunes Gift Card
  • Makeup/Nail/Accessories
  • MP3 Player
  • Sports Equipment
  • Movie Tickets
  • Sports Event
Please, NO used toys or toy weapons.
What: Cafecito Entre Padres/Cafecito Con Amigos
When: 12/31/2017 - 08/01/2018
About:   Cafecito entre padres Cafecito Entre Padres is an open group of residents who have completed the Amigos Strengthening Families and Communities Nurturing Parenting Program with their families. The parents share in structured activities supported by Amigos For Kids and their sponsors. Activities include learning information sessions, community fairs, listening to guest speakers, child abuse prevention activities at different community locations, etc.  

Cafecito entre amigos

Cafecito Con Amigos is a group of resident “leaders” that meet for strategizing and planning activities, as well as for training and capacity building to enhance their personal and other skills. They have grown in number to reach out to other parents/residents of the Little Havana community, to inform them of pertinent issues such as emotional well-being, behavioral health services, health and wellness prevention, key facts of community safety, food drives, gift distributions during the holidays, etc. with flyers and concrete information about events. Examples of activities include coordinated participation in community fairs/events in collaboration with the service providers in the community. The goal is to inform the residents of community, creating awareness  about what activities and services are in Little Havana so that there is greater community participation. These Cafecito Con Amigos participants may provide information to other community residents to inform them of activities and services and suggest appropriate sources where providers of services are found if there is an identified need.

All Cafecito participants are volunteers.  The goal is to provide information/create awareness, promoting a sense of community to build protective factors and better engage the community to get involved in what their families need.  The model is based on the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Parent Café models, and the ultimate goal is to directly engage parents/residents in building the protective factors needed in communities to promote healthy outcomes.