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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 7:48 am

The Dade County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee would like to thank those of you who were able to donate to this years Turkey Drive held at the Redland Migrant Facility on US 1 in Homestead.

Spearheaded by Carol Harris, the ladies of Farm Bureau collected a total of $2,800 used to provide turkeys with all the fixings for 100 families. But that’s not all, there were many extras that were taken to the local Soup Kitchen.

The Women’s Committee works with the Title 1 Migrant Education Program that provides supplemental instructional and support services to eligible children of migrant workers. As the holidays approach, it is very hard for these families to provide certain things like a thanksgiving dinner that most of us take for granted.

With Thanksgiving covered, these community minded ladies will turn their attention to the upcoming Christmas Holiday bringing a little joy to those in need.

Migrant children dressed up as pilgrams for their Thanksgiving celebration.

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Gateway K-8 students give back to veterans this Thanksgiving Day.

Gateway K 8 Learning Center is a Miami Dade County Public School from Pre K to 8th grade. The students are thankful this Thanksgiving Day to all of the Veterans that will not be home for Thanksgiving.

The students created hand made cards thanking over 500 veterans hospitalized with injuries during recieved during their service to our country. Teaching moments for the students include how in America we have countless things to be thankful for. However, if it was not for the Veterans, who have given their service, and sometimes their lives, to our country, everything we are thankful for today, would not even be possible.

The teachers at Gateway K-8 are very proud of the students and their hard work.

Pictured above:  Aryanna Green, Gr 7,  Danae Riggs, Gr 8, Brian Espulgas, Gr 5,  Demetreace Reeves, Gr 8

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