6th Annual Sunbeam Polar Express Delivers Holiday Gifts to Underserved Children and the Elderly in Miramar
Miramar Park of Commerce tenants rally together to help kids and seniors in need with Miramar Police Department’s Operation Blue Squad
Hundreds of children and seniors in Miramar will receive gifts this holiday season thanks to the Sunbeam Polar Express Toy Drive. Sunbeam Properties & Development hosted the 6th Annual Sunbeam Polar Express in which more than 50 tenants and vendors of the Miramar Park of Commerce donated toys, games, books and more for kids of all ages as well items for the elderly including anti-slip socks, blankets and food.
Sunbeam joined with the Miramar Police Department Operation Blue Squad to deliver the gifts to underserved children and the elderly in Miramar as well as children at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.
“Every child should be able to experience the excitement of opening a special gift, and we are incredibly grateful to our very generous tenants for pitching in and supporting our community,” said Sunbeam Properties & Development Vice President Maridee Bell. “Since the pandemic began, there are also so many more lonely and isolated elderly in need of support, so we were happy to help provide needed items to make their holidays a little brighter as well.”
During the Sunbeam Polar Express, Sunbeam Properties & Development employees and Miramar Park of Commerce tenants personally joined in the procession of vehicles decorated with Santa’s reindeer and carrying gifts to the Miramar Police Station. The group had a little extra fun dressing up in their ugly, but festive, Christmas and Hanukkah sweaters.
“Seeing the pure joy on a young person’s face because someone cared enough to think of them during the holidays is priceless,” added Bell. “Special thanks to the Miramar Police Department for their ongoing partnership to make the Polar Express a success.”
Sunbeam Properties & Development also partners with the Miramar Police Athletic League for Hangin’ with 5-0, a free, six-week summer camp and life-changing program for at-risk youth in Miramar. The camp, which helps bridge the gap between police officers and local youth, serves more than 80 students ages nine to 14 each summer.