Tuesday, May 19th became a special day for 500 needy families in South Florida as The Miami Children’s Museum joined with Caleb & Calder Sloan’s Awesome Foundation and partnered with Farm Share, a leading statewide food bank, to help the less fortunate and hungry in our community with an Awesome Food Giveaway at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami.
While Miami Children’s Museum’s facility is temporarily closed to the public due to current Covid-19 restrictions, it remains dedicated to serving the community and fulfilling its mission by being a beacon for South Florida families.
“When our sons were young, their favorite place was the Miami Children’s Museum. Our son Calder visited the Museum on the evening before he unexpectedly passed. The Museum is not only a happy place, but a sacred place for us. The Caleb and Calder Crane Factory in the Port of Miami exhibit dedicated to Mr. Awesome warms our hearts. We’ve long partnered with Deborah Spiegelman and her excellent team at the Miami Children’s Museum on numerous events. When we first heard about the incredible work of Farm Share, we became excited beyond measure to collaborate with them in feeding families and people in need with this Free Food Giveaway.” – Chris and Carla Sloan, co-founders of Caleb and Calder’s Awesome Foundation.
“It is an honor for us to work with the wonderful Caleb & Calder Sloan’s Awesome Foundation to bring some assistance to those most vulnerable in our community who are experiencing challenging times. To see the expressions on their faces was so rewarding,” says Deborah Spiegelman, CEO and Executive Director of Miami Children’s Museum. “We are also excited to be working with Farm Share to fight hunger in our community.”
“Farm Share is beyond grateful for the opportunity to continue providing nearly 2 million pounds of fresh produce and nutritious food to thousands of Floridians every week across the state. Today’s event will provide hundreds of local families with 10-15 pounds of food for the week ahead,” said Stephen Shelley, Farm Share CEO.
For more information about Miami Children’s Museum call: (305)373-KIDS (5437) ext 128 or visitwww.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Though temporarily closed to the public, Miami Children’s Museum offers an exciting “Museum at Home” online program that continues to bring all the experiences of the Museum to the safety and comfort of one’s own home. Access the program through:
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Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits, programs, classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. The Museum has 17 interactive galleries as well as many exciting and fun traveling exhibits. The Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, the Museum seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by being the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.