The Miami Herald Charities, Inc. is primarily involved in the accumulation of funds for charitable and benevolent purposes for the aid of the needy or worthy individuals and not for profit organizations in the South Florida area.
Miami Herald Readers Donated Nearly a Half-Million Dollars to Those in Need
Every gift made a difference.
Miami Herald readers donated nearly $500,000 in cash and gifts this holiday season to help 750 men, women and children featured in the 35th annual Wish Book series. Each gift made a difference.
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Wish Comes True For North Miami Beach Blind Woman
Frances Alvarez had her Wish Book wish come true when a generous donor gave over $3,000 to purchase a very special computer for the her, to help her see and hear printed material. Alvarez, almost completely blind since the age of 10, can not see well enough to read anything on her own and was very reliant on her parents.
Wish Granted - 2016
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These acts of kindness snowballed into holiday blessings.
Miami Herald’s Wish Book 2017 campaign has delivered gifts for dozens of needy families in South Florida, including a new roof for a family home damaged by Hurricane Irma and Braille software for a Miami teen presented by the Marlins’ Derek Jeter.
WISHES GRANTED: 2017
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Adrian Quesada, 5, left, plays doctor with his twin brother, Alejandro Quesada, whose disabilities include cortical visual impairment, bilateral retinopathy of prematurity, brain atrophy and optic atrophy, on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Alejandro is in need of a new medical bed, a special car chair, and other items due to his medical condition.
WISH GRANTED: 2017
He was a 1-pound preemie. He’s 28 pounds now and he needs a new wheelchair.
Samuel Augustine lives with his parents in a one-room Miami studio, but he still has health challenges. His parents would like help replacing the wheelchair he outgrew, but what they could really use is a better place to live.
WISH GRANTED: 2017
Dib Riva Keli Bouquet, 26, has a dream: to get tickets to a Miami Heat game so he can see his favorite players in person. Keli has a learning disability, grew up in foster care and is seen here working at Goodwill Industries in Miami. AL DIAZ email@example.com
WISH GRANTED: 2017
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/living/wish-book/article191136399.html
Melissa Allen, a grandmother of three young children — Josiah, 5, Alanah, 8, and Aliyah, 2 — needs some financial help after a fire burned her home and destroyed most of her belongings. Allen stands with her grandchildren inside her fire-damaged bedroom on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Melissa Allen went through two life-changing events this year: the February morning when a Miami-Dade judge gave her temporary custody of her three grandchildren, and the July night when they all stood in the front yard in their pajamas and watched her North Miami home burn.
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/living/wish-book/article188660414.html
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, The Miami Herald has championed the needs of the less fortunate in our community. In 1952, The Miami Herald Lend-A-Hand-Fund was incorporated to formalize these efforts. In December 1982, The Miami Herald published its first Wish Book in an effort to spotlight needy individuals in South Florida. The Miami Herald Charities was officially founded in 1995 to offer readers an opportunity to make a difference in a neighbor's life. Since then, The Miami Herald readers, together with Spanish-language readers of El Nuevo Herald have contributed several million dollars to assist some of the neediest people in our community. In 2016 alone, the Wish Book Program raised more than $500,000 and more than 750 individuals were helped. Wishes ranged from food, clothes, and toys for the holidays to more desperately needed items such as medical services, wheelchairs, lifts, jobs, housing and home repairs, beds and dental work.
Aminda Marques Gonzalez
Mrs. Roberta M. DiPietro
Wish Book Coordinator
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.